Brady series #11
Joanna Brady is back and her plate is fuller than ever. She's faced
with bigamists, child molesters, numerous murders, the death of
an inmate, and a vicious re-election campaign. On top of everything
else, she's pregnant!
is called out to the scene of a homicide. The victim is a woman
found shot in her trailer. She is surrounded by 17 dogs. They were
trapped in the house with her when she was killed. In the 100-plus
degree heat with no air conditioning, they soon followed their mistress
press and the community are outraged over the death of the animals.
The woman's death, on the other hand, is treated as an event of
sends the bullets to ballistics for analysis. Astonishingly, the
report shows that they were manufactured in 1917. Two other murders
committed with similar bullets create the fear that there is a serial
killer on the prowl.
author uses this book to bring to light an obsessive-compulsive
disorder called "hoarding". It affects mainly women. In
response to childhood sexual abuse, these individuals attempt to
rescue animals in need. They often take in more animals than they
can take care of.
language in this book was surprisingly clean. In many cop books,
the language is foul to reflect a sense of realism. The lack of
vulgarity was a pleasant surprise that in no way detracted from
the story. This book is filled with action from the first word.
It is the latest in a series. Fans of this series will enjoy revisiting
some of their old friends. New readers will soon be come fans, as
did I. I've yet to read the previous books, but I certainly will.
This is a good stand-alone book. It was a great read!
Reviews of other titles in this series
Paradise Lost #1 [review
to Rights #3
and Ice #14 [JP Beaumont series #19]