[EPUB] ✸ Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16) ✽ J.A. Jance – Thomashillier.co.uk

Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16) Librarian S Note This Is A Previously Published Edition Of Kindle ASIN B00G29VYKS An Old Woman, Both A Hermit And A Hoarder, Is Dying In Great Barrington, Massachusetts While Cleaning Out Her Dilapidated House, Her Estranged Daughter, Liza Machett, Discovers A Fortune In Hundred Dollar Bills For Liza, The Money Seems Like A Blessing Until An Elderly Man She S Never Met Appears At Her Mother S Funeral, Warning That She S In Danger Suddenly, Liza S Quiet Life Is Turned Upside Down Terrified, Liza Sets Off On A Perilous Cross Country Journey That Will Lead Her To Cochise County, Arizona, Where Sheriff Joanna Brady Is Embroiled In A Personal Mystery Of Her Own.Junior Dowdle, A Developmentally Disabled Man In His Sixties, Is Found Dead In A Limestone Cavern Near Bisbee Inside The Cave, The Police Also Discover A Badly Injured Kitten, As Well As The Remains Of Other Mutilated Pets Though He D Always Been Kind And Sweet, With The Onset Of Dementia, He Had Begun Having Violent Episodes Could He Have Hurt Those Animals Was His Death An Accident Or Is He A Victim As Well Joanna And Her Modest Staff Have Their Hands Full As Another Case Rocks The Department A Shocking Murder Involving Liza And The Money The Undaunted Sheriff Must Solve These Two Disturbing Cases Fast, Before Innocent Blood Can Be Shed.__________12 Hours 18 Minutes 23 Seconds


10 thoughts on “Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16)

  1. says:

    Very good mystery.Like this strong self made sheriff Joanna is real woman with the same issues of working women Killings in Massachusetts and Arizona is came together and she has to solve this mystery also find the evil in her town Killings of the innocent people and torture of animals.


  2. says:

    3.5 stars Massachusetts resident Selma Matchett, a cantakerous, mean sprited hoarder, is estranged from both her children, Liza and Guy When Selma enters hospice care, Liza cleans out her mom s house and finds nearly 150,000 hidden in books and magazines Liza proceeds to spend some of the cash to renovate her mother s decrepit house for sale Then, at Selma s funeral, an old man approaches Liza and tells her that be once knew her long absent father and that Liza needs to be careful because some people don t forget Murder and mayhem soon begin and Liza takes off across the country on the underground railroad operated by long haul truckers, which is meant for abused women Liza s plan is to get to her older brother Matthew in Bisbee, Arizona to see if he can explain what s going on Meanshile, across the country in Bisbee, Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot to deal with Junior, a handicapped man beloved by his adoptive parents and the community, is found murdered his body lying in a cave with the remains of several abused animals and a live but tortured kitten Joanna fears a budding serial killer might be responsible The medical examiner, Dr Guy Matchett Liza s brother , is scheduled to do Junior s autopsy but he is soon found brutally murdered himself, his body showing evidence of torture Joa...


  3. says:

    We re long time Jance fans ironically though we dislike her Ali Reynolds series, her JP Beaumont and Sheriff Joanna Brady books are definite favorites, of which we would never miss her latest We marvel that after over 50 novels, and at just a few months shy of 70 years on the planet, her standards have slipped nary a notch as well evidenced by the terrific dual plot of Remains.Perhaps the plot closer to home is that Junior Dowdle, a long running minor local character, and a mentally disabled man, has gone missing When he s found dead in a dark cave, along with dead and mutilated animals, a homicide is suspected to say the least Meanwhile, we re entertained by another set of disturbing developments arising in Massachusetts A woman named Lisa Manchett is handling the affairs of her late mother, a hoarder and discovers a lot of cash in the house When her neighbor turns up dead and Lisa s apartment ransacked, her boss helps her escape using a cross country system of transportation set up to help abused women escape their situations It took us a while to connect her to Guy Manchett, the surly Medical Examiner in Brady s hometown and Jance s in real life of Bisbee Arizona Then when Guy tur...


  4. says:

    Liza Machett cleans out her mother s home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts when she finds money hidden everywhere All she remembers that they were poor growing up Soon, the house is burned to the ground, her landlord is murdered and she is on the run to her brother is Bisbee, Arizona But in Bisbee, the Sheriff, Joanna Brady is dealing with t...


  5. says:

    This book tells two stories that take a long time to intersect Liza Mattern is a young woman with a mentally ill mother growing up in a filthy home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Sheriff Joanna Brady is a red headed law enforcement official in a small town in Arizona investigating the perplexing death of a developmentally delayed adult named Junior after he is found at the bottom of a cave ledge beside a mewling kitten that has been tortured I haven t read any books by J.A Jance or any other books in this series My aunt gave this one to me because I was looking for a mindless escape But neither storyline really grabbed my attention until over 170 pages into the book when the two plots finally come together I found myself unable to keep track of all the characters there are dozens and not very compelled by what was happening in their lives I imagine regular readers of these Brady novels would not have this problem But even if you already know them from previous books, the characters in Remains of Innocence are not well develo...


  6. says:

    Another very enjoyable read from J.A Jance Sheriff Brady has two murders to solve and this keeps the reader s attention from start to the end I love Jance s three series and if you haven t read her,do yourself a favor and start


  7. says:

    It had been a Very Long Time since I had treated myself to an actual hardcover book I went to a book signing that J.A Jance was having at the Puyallup Library and a local bookstore was selling her newest book Truly an extravagance I shouldn t have afforded,but I did If you ever have the opportunity to go hear Ms Jance speak, do it She is engaging, witty, and delightful Exactly the kind of person one would love to have over for dinner to discuss things like family, travel, and the best ways to dispose of a pesky dead body.If you are already a fan of the Joanna Brady series, you won t be disappointed with this latest installment If you have yet to become a fan, this is a good one to jump in with it is jam packed with opportunities to become filled with righteous indignation harm to animals and the handicapped and to thoroughly ral...


  8. says:

    I have read numerous J A Jance novels, so when I saw the opportunity to read and review Remains of Innocence, I jumped all over it J A Jance writes an amazing mystery of murder, torture, abuse and the evil of human psychopaths The writing keeps me on the edge of my seat as I try to figure out who is the murderer.I can picture Lisa driving up to the dilapidated house that she had left so many years ago Her memories are not good an abusive mother who drove her and her brother away Her mother had mental problems, not least of which was hoarding Lisa grew up in poverty and filth She had been teased at school and called stinky A teacher stepped in and because of that, her life became bearable she was able to shower, wash her clothes and had money to buy food That is why, now, her small apartment is spotless.When Lisa s mother ended up hospitalized, they called her All her mother wanted was her Joy To Cooking book and was adamant about it That s how Lisa came to be standing at the door of her old house A spider crawled on her hand as she retrieved the book and she dropped it We both hate spiders Who doesn t Money fell out She started checking all the books and kept finding Where h...


  9. says:

    My introduction to J A Jance was a book in the middle of the Joanna Brady series I enjoyed it so much I read the entire series then started on the Beaumont series I was so glad to see a new book in the Brady series I thought she had forgotten about The book starts out in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where a daughter of a hoarder is forced to return to her mother s house Lisa Machett s mother Thelma is dying and Lisa needs to deal with Thelma s affairs In cleaning the house she discovers a large amount of cash People who help Lisa are killed Thelma s house is burned down on the day of her funeral Dr Machetts is found murdered and tortured in his home in Bixby, Arizona He is Lisa s half brother Sheriff Joanna Brady is also dealing with the murder of Junior Dowdle, a long time character in the series, along with Junior s body is a number of dead and mutated kittens, rabbit and small dog Gradually the two plots weave together to form a compelling tal...


  10. says:

    What a good book The story centers on Junior s murder He was found down a raven with dead animals kittens and small dogs under him And Liza who is a waitress in Barrington, MA Junior is an adult with Alzheimer who is living with an older couple as their son He found dead after he disappeared from his room and later found at the bottom of the cavern The Sheriff and the rest of the town do not think that is was Jr that killed the animals since he has no defensive marks on him In the meantime across the country we have Liza who didn t have a great childhood and is a waitress at a local diner Liza s mother is sick and ends up in a hospice where she dies While cleaning her house Liza comes across a ton of money in books, magazines and other places in the house Liza s mother dies and at the Cemetery and a man gives Liza a warning stating that her father s old friends never forgets Liza s father has been gone since she was small The story moves ...


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