Fatal Error

Fatal Error

Book - 2011
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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 6:00 AM 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416563815
Branch Call Number: M JAN
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,24 cm

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May 12, 2014

Like a bad made-for-TV movie. For the first 3/4's of the book, Ali might as well have been a cook in her parents' diner. Only in the final 1/4 does she start portraying someone in law enforcement. Characters have no depth. In terms of humor? You don't laugh with the characters e.g. Brenda. You laugh at them

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bridge1
Mar 17, 2014

Always a good story from this author. Check out her other series.

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amendes75
Jan 13, 2014

For me, I can tell if a book is good by how long it takes me to read it. Well, I had to renew this one, because I've been reading it for a couple of weeks and I'm still not done. I don't like leaving a book unfinished, so I will finish it, but...Ugh! The storyline jumps all over the place and like someone else said, the characters aren't realistic at all. I read the first Ali Reynolds book and thought it was just okay and wanted to give Jance another chance, but nope. This will be the last one.

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WMP
Oct 19, 2011

Very good read

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arwdkj
Mar 18, 2011

Another good one from Jance. I like an author who can make me chuckle along with the character's subtle sense of humor.

debwalker Jan 25, 2011

Fatal Error: A Novel by J.A. Jance is the sixth mystery with journalist-turned-police officer Ali Reynolds

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