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3.00478816408877 out of 53.00478816408877 out of 53.00478816408877 out of 53.00478816408877 out of 53.00478816408877 out of 5 3.00 (1,487 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780743574907
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A new and chilling tale of suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of Hand of Evil

On a dating site, singleatheart.com, bored housewives can find romance with married men looking for sex without strings. But these "married singles" are flirting with more than just their vows. At the heart of this seemingly innocent service, a vengeful computer hacker is playing games with people's lives...and deaths.

Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement. In the midst of a remodel, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation that will stop the construction on her home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali's contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife's murder -- but as the investigation progresses, Ali seems to be the only resident of Sedona who believes him.

Determined to prove Bryan's innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. In a world filled with encrypted computer traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be able to decode the actions of a ruthless man determined to destroy women -- before he uses his wicked website to find her? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The text is well written, engaging, and humorous, and the audio production, too, is of stellar quality, with actress Karen Ziemba giving each character a distinct personality. Other factors making this the best series offering to date are the addition of new characters and a tighter plot.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A pleasant diversion for [the] backyard or beach.”

    Booklist

  • “Jance, whose books are read by millions, is on to something.”

    Star-Ledger 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Joanne | 4/27/2017

    " As with the previous books in the series, I was entertained for hours. Narration was enjoyable to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen Toland | 2/15/2014

    " Listened to this on my ipod. Very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calli | 2/9/2014

    " Ali Reynolds is growing on me. I would probably give this one a 3+ or 4-. Will continue the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 2/8/2014

    " Wasn't one of my favorites in the series but definitely the most chilling. I love how Ali is developing in this book. A lot stronger this time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/3/2014

    " My first foray into the world of Jance's protagonist, Ali Reynold. Now I have to go back and read from the beginning! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/3/2014

    " I really liked the book and look forward to reading more by this author. It would have helped to read the books in order, since it did reference past relationships that were covered in other books, so it was a little distracting for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 2/1/2014

    " I liked it and would give it 3.5 stars if that were possible. I will contiue to read her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/27/2014

    " So far so good, but I've just finished the prologue! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/25/2014

    " This is the latest in the Evil series by J. A. Jance. Another great one!! I love the character Ali because she is strong and resilent and believes in people. Her mother is a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2014

    " I always like Jance books, especially those that take place in AZ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 1/18/2014

    " Ali Reynolds gets involved in the investigation of the murder of a local woman and then, predictably, becomes a target of the killer. Just the thing to read while you're waiting three hours for your car to get its 30,000 mile maintenance or making a short flight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francis | 1/2/2014

    " Good story, quick read, more fun if you know Arizona "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lark | 12/16/2013

    " I thought this was the first in the series, but it was the fourth. It was still a good read and stood by itself. Jance weaves a nice plot with a likable protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 11/29/2013

    " Pretty good suspense tale, quick read, this is the first JA Jance book for me, I'll be trying a few others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Bailey | 11/4/2013

    " Classic J.A. Jance and the best Ali Reynolds book in the series so far. Very entertaining, a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Stie | 3/29/2013

    " Scary plot point: Trojan computer viruses that can read your keystrokes. Someone may be spying on you.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 1/11/2013

    " Remodeling a house is difficult when the contractor is under investigation for murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/17/2012

    " This is the fourth title by J.A. Jance in the Ali Reynolds series. I like this series even more than the Joanna Brady series and I have read all of both series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya Lucas | 10/5/2012

    " Awesome suspense story. Couldn't put it down. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/4/2012

    " Ms. Jance seems such a sweet lady, but she comes up with evil villains as vile as Stephen King -- amazing! Formulaic, but fast and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 8/11/2012

    " Ali Reynolds finds herself in yet another pickle and yet again J.A. Jance delivers a great novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 8/8/2012

    " A good solid mystery, but the best part of Jance's writing is her ability to make her characters come to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 7/18/2012

    " Join Ali, the sheriff and Mr. Brooks, the butler, for some very strange events. Once again Ali brushes death. Fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 12/19/2011

    " Another computer crime mixed with murder. Not one of her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi Shaw | 10/21/2011

    " I just finished this book and I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/1/2011

    " I really enjoy the Ali Reynolds stories. Very suspenseful and the characters are wonderful, especially Leland Brooks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/27/2011

    " J. A. Jance is a favorite of mine. This new series with Ali Reynolds is getting better with each book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ksafford | 4/7/2011

    " I enjoyed it. It's not a blockbuster but a good mystery. I read a couple of other books by this author while on vacation and they were also good, enjoyable, mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillis | 3/5/2011

    " Ali Reynolds to the rescue. Of course she almost get killed doing it. This book was another theme on cheating spouses. On to the next Ali Reynolds book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 2/14/2011

    " I was a little disappointed that Ali wasn't writing in her blog anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/20/2011

    " This was good, I don't think I have read this author or anything in the JA Jance series before. It would have been better if I had been able to start the series at the beginning, but still a great plot and easy to follow characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 12/22/2010

    " A good solid mystery, but the best part of Jance's writing is her ability to make her characters come to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 12/21/2010

    " My friend Lupe was doing house cleaning and gave me this book. I had run out of things to read, so I thought, meh, why not? I LOVED this book! Really good! 1/2 way thru I realized it was part of a series, but it didn't detract from the book itself. Really good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 12/18/2010

    " Chose this author because she writes about AZ, which I happen to love. She was good, not great. Will read more though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/27/2010

    " I've never read this author before, but as a result, I will pursue reading some of her(?) other material.

    Very enjoyable, quick read, with a satisfying cast of characters and ending!

    Thanks mom! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grumblebuffin | 10/5/2010

    " Jance uses the technique (not common in mysteries) of revealing the solution and all the mysteries concurrent with the activities of the heroine. Thus, we sit by and watch her slowly, ever so slowly, catch on to what is happening. It is tedious and unenjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/3/2010

    " I really enjoy the Ali Reynolds stories. Very suspenseful and the characters are wonderful, especially Leland Brooks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen | 8/16/2010

    " Listened to this on my ipod. Very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/11/2010

    " Still not the biggest fan of the Ali Reynolds character, but I like Jance's books, you can always count on a good mystery and a fast paced quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francis | 7/20/2010

    " Good story, quick read, more fun if you know Arizona "

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About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, Jance worked as a librarian and a teacher on a Native American reservation. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer. In 2000 she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, starring in Susan Stroman and John Weidman’s hit musical Contact. She also starred as “Roxie Hart” in Chicago and “Rita Racine” in Steel Pier, for which she received her first Tony award nomination as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She is also active on tours to American cities and has made appearances in television series dramas.