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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,483 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date:
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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!


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)

  • During a career that started in the mid-1980s, Jance has honed her talent for writing entertaining, accessible mysteries that readers can zip through in a weekend. That’s certainly the case with her latest Ali Reynolds novel.” 


  • This veteran of thirty-seven novels has the knack.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 2/19/2014

    " This is the 1st Allie Reynolds I've read...I've enjoyed all of Jance's series...Reynolds is a semi-retired TV news personality that becomes involved in murder cases...in this one, she becomes involved through the general contractor, who is building her new home in Sedona...he is accused of murdering his philandering wife...everyone becomes embroiled with a sadistice serial killer who has contrived a dating site to find victims...good summer read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelleen Toland | 2/8/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phyllis Sommers | 2/7/2014

    " Although basically a light, fun read, this novel was, nevertheless, somewhat more than just a typical thriller. There is a certain "flavor" to the lead character, Alison "Ali" Reynolds, to her family, friends and her home town of Sedona. No longer working as an investigative journalist, Ali has decided to start a blog in which she can detail some of the unhappy events in her life and, hopefully, help others who are going through similar circumstances. In their small town, where everyone seems to know one another, it is hardly a coincidence that Bryan Forester, Ali's contractor, is arrested for the murder of his wife, Morgan, by Ali's sometime boyfriend, Detective Dave Holman. Ali's belief in Bryan's innocence, however, brings her back into the investigative realm and involves her, her butler Leland Brooks, and B. Simpson, the town's computer guru, in the very dangerous plot of a madman, Dr. Peter Winter. There aren't really any twists and turns, as often typifies a psychological thriller, but the characters are nicely developed and the small-town ambiance is conveyed throughout the story. I would have liked to see more development of the various relationships, but the novel focused very specifically on the events of the who-done-it and little else. Still, an enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Maddie | 2/5/2014

    " Well, I didn't totally finish it...I got about 100 pages into it and it was nothing but crap...the character were horribly done, the plot was predictable and there are so many side plots and random characters that have absolutely nothing to do with the main plot. I am ashamed that American literature has sunk so low. "

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