Fatal Error by J.A. Jance
A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

63%

7 Critic Reviews

FATAL ERROR is a slow starter. It takes Jance quite a while to get all the threads in place.
-Reviewing the Evidence

Synopsis

When an old friend is accused of murdering a cyber-sociopath who courted women over the Internet only to steal all of their money, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate—Jance’s newest mystery is another New York Times bestseller!

Ali Reynolds begins the summer thinking her most difficult challenge will be surviving a six-week-long course as the lone forty-something female at the Arizona Police Academy—not to mention taking over the 6 a.m. shift at her family’s restaurant while her parents enjoy a long overdue Caribbean cruise. However, when Brenda Riley, a colleague from Ali’s old news broadcasting days in California, shows up in town with an alcohol problem and an unlikely story about a missing fiancé, Ali reluctantly agrees to help.

The man posing as Brenda’s fiancé is revealed to be Richard Lowensdale, a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he is viciously murdered, the women he once victimized are considered suspects. The police soon focus their investigation on Brenda, who is already known to have broken into Richard’s home and computer before vanishing without a trace. Attempting to clear her friend’s name, Ali is quickly drawn into a web of online intrigue that may lead to a real-world fatal error.
 

About J.A. Jance

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J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Touchstone. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Feb 20 2011
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Critic reviews for Fatal Error
All: 7 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Good
on Feb 01 2011

...as always main character Ali manages to disarm.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Nov 29 2010

...the plot never stalls and leads to a logical and exciting finale.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Mar 28 2011

....Jance ties up all loose ends, and readers will not be disappointed in her latest police procedural.

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BellaOnline

Good

The author is adept at setting an atmospheric scene that allows the reader to feel like he or she is present during the action.

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Mysterious Reviews

Below average

...Fatal Error is a mystery that lacks substance and depth...

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Spinetingler Magazine

Above average
on Sep 22 2011

There really is never any doubt on where the story is headed...

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average

FATAL ERROR is a slow starter. It takes Jance quite a while to get all the threads in place.

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