Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim? Get A Copy. More Details Joanna Brady Other Editions 9. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Downfall , please sign up. What book did Joanna's Mom and Stepdad get killed?
I missed that Cathy It happened in the novella titled "Random Acts". Can this book be read as a stand-alone? Or do I need to read the other books in the series first? Alyce Rocco It can be read as a stand-alone because Jance will tell you everything that happened in previous novels.
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For instance you will read in every book in …more It can be read as a stand-alone because Jance will tell you everything that happened in previous novels. For instance you will read in every book in the series about her father's death, law enforcement career, her mother's remarriage later in life, Joanna's husband's death, how she met husband number two, how she became a sheriff. But if you read the series out of sequence, you might read about something that has not happened yet. I missed reading this one; read a later one, then knew what was going to happen to a character in this novel due to reading about it in the future one.
See all 6 questions about Downfall…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Downfall Joanna Brady, Downfall by J. Jance is a William Morrow publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Once more J. A Jance puts Joanna Brady into a complex and emotionally charged situation and once more I found myself glued to the pages, riveted as always as Joanna navigates her stressful professional life with her often complex home life.
In this chapter, Joanna, pregnant with her third child, is struggling with the untimely deaths of h Downfall by J. This installment in the series finds Joanna feeling melancholy and a little tender. Jance tackles some controversial and disturbing issues as she works to find who murdered two seemingly unconnected women, while drawing parallels between the case and the youthful mistakes both she and her mother made and the consequences of those actions.
This is probably one of the more poignant Brady novels, although faithful followers of the series have followed Joanna on a long, emotional journey, often marred by tragedy. Still, this story has a wistful tone as Joanna looks back on her complicated relationship with her mother and mourns her loss, but also finds a way to celebrate her life.
The crime drama is explosive, shocking, and very disturbing. Jance did a wonderful job of building suspense, keeping me guessing from start to finish, leaving me totally shocked at the outcome. But, she also tells a touching and emotional family story that proves that no matter how many books are written in the series, no matter how familiar we are with a beloved character, there is still room for growth. Overall, this is a special installment in the series and one any fan of J.
Jance will not want to miss. Oct 18, Liz rated it really liked it. I love all three of J. Jance does a great job of exploring the personal relationships of her main characters. And one of the main problematic relationships for Joanna was always with her mother. You're also mourning the loss of a re I love all three of J. You're also mourning the loss of a relationship that never became quite what either one of you wanted. Given enough time, that might have happened one day.
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Now it never will. You not only lost your mother. You also lost what might have been. Seeing how well she and Joanna got on, I'm hoping she'll show up in future novels. It's always nice when new characters can be added to the mix.
This one will keep you guessing up until the ending and finding an excuse to keep reading. View 2 comments. Sep 10, W. This is a difficult review. I have read over 40 of Jance's books and have become very invested but the last few entries have been disappointing. This book is fair, but still lacks that engagement.
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The entire first half plods along in setup. This happens, and oh here's the backstory to this character. That happens, and oh here's the backstory to that event. Finally, in the second half, things pick up speed and excitement. Thinking about it, I'm missing those fun quirky moments that define her cha This is a difficult review. Thinking about it, I'm missing those fun quirky moments that define her characters. The heroes are losing their endearing qualities. The books are starting to read like timelines and I'm starting not to care.
View 1 comment. Two thoughts came to mind as I was finishing up this latest book by J. One was that she does such a good job of covering past events in other books that I think anyone could pretty well enjoy a book in from the middle of the series. My other thought was that Jance tells a good story about real people without a lot of bad language or grisly details. I have been listening to a lot of books this year, and the cursing really stands out when it is audible.
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So if anyone is looking for a good mystery, I highly recommend this book which deals with real-life issues that had me in tears toward the end. Sep 25, Jean rated it liked it Shelves: audio-book , mystery , fiction. It is great to have another Joanna Brady story after such a long break. This series was my introduction to the writings of J. Jance and I like this series more so than her other three series.
Brady has suffered the death of her mother and step-father. They were killed by a freeway sniper. Their funeral has not been held yet and Joanna faced the double homicide of two young women at the base of Geronimo Peak near Bisbee. Joanna investigates these deaths to determine cause and find out whodunit It is great to have another Joanna Brady story after such a long break.
Joanna investigates these deaths to determine cause and find out whodunit. She uncovers a kidnapping, a pedophile and domestic abuse during her investigation. Then another murder occurs on the golf course; Joanna has her hands full.
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The last part of the book was impossible to stop reading until the end, the suspense had me on the edge of the chair. It is great to have Frank Montoya back. He quit to become the Chief of Police of Sierra Vista. Kendra Baldwin. She is pregnant, running for re-election as Sheriff and has the usual family and Sheriff department problems. The book is well written. The pace is fast.
waperygu.tk The plot twists and turns. Jance is superb at capturing human emotions from humor to fear, as well as sorrow and anger. The suspense builds throughout the story as Joanna questions everyone and finds maybe the trust of longtime friends are in question also. Jance is a master story teller. I cannot wait for the next Brady story. Hillary Huber does an excellent job narrating the book. She is an award winning audiobook narrator.