The A List

The A List

An Ali Reynolds Mystery

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More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time. But the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder. Years may have passed, but Dr. Edward Gilchrist has not forgotten those responsible for his downfall--certainly not Ali Reynolds, who exposed his dirty deeds to the world. Life without parole won't stop him from getting his revenge. Tattooed on his arm are the initials of those who put him behind bars, and he won't stop until every person on that Annihilation List is dead. In this gripping suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author praised for her "inimitable, take-no-prisoners style" (Kirkus Reviews), Ali Reynolds and her team race against the clock to stop this ruthless killer--before her own name is crossed out for good.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2019]
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501151019
1501151010
Branch Call Number: MF JANCE, JUDITH
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 24 cm

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gloryb
May 18, 2020

This novel reads like one of those TV shows like 48 hours where a murder is dissected with more background info on the victims and the perpetrators and the 5 W's than one really cares for. Catchy title - the "A" stands for annihilation - is so much better than "Hit List" which certainly describes the intent of the novel. Interesting beginning and, about 3/4 through, the story finally gains momentum as a build up to the concluding pages. Thank goodness for the author's introduction of the AI computer towards the end. With its help, the investigators have no problem in identifying the guilty people thus bringing the novel to a snappy ending.

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lainejones
Apr 04, 2020

A tiring read of character development that was going nowhere until 3/4 through it started to pick up. Predictable and boring.

PimaLib_SWBooks Feb 06, 2020

This book was submitted for consideration for the 2019 Southwest Books of the Year list in the Fiction category!

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brangwinn
Dec 29, 2019

I read Jance to escape and as usual she doesn’t disappoint. I appreciated the background story for Ali Reynolds and how she left the high-flying news reporter career in LA and returned to Arizona. Jance created a believable scenario in connecting Ali’s reporting a dishonest fertility doctor to the latest threat on her life. Including the AI as part of the solution was an interesting spin. This isn’t my favorite Ali Reynolds book, but I enjoyed the story.

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Jenkskitten
Oct 26, 2019

WOW! Another super read by Jance. This one weaves back and forth from present to past to give you full understanding why the A list exists.

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crbbutler
Oct 25, 2019

Up to this point, I have enjoyed numerous J.A. Jance books and always look forward to reading this author's books. However, this book was a huge waste of my time, the characters weren't interesting and there was nothing that grabbed my attention.

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Zoelexi777
Oct 10, 2019

This was an OK read. It wasn’t one of her best but still interesting.

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candlesticktroughs
Jul 10, 2019

The 'Daneille Steel of mystery fiction is back with yet another bad novel: why does kcls order so many copies of this terrible writer?

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mimimcl
Jul 10, 2019

I lost interest in the characters about half way through as most of the ones I liked or care about were killed off and did not like the plot between the mother and son to get rid of the others, so did not finish.

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hburton2
Jun 18, 2019

Just finished my 8th Nance book and even better then I expected. The ending was not predicted and suspenseful to the end. Will be looking for more of her books.

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