The Blonde Bookworm: The A-List by J.A. Jance -- Review

The A-List by J.A. Jance -- Review

Friday, April 26, 2019

Title: The A List 
Author: J.A. Jance
Pages: 352
Publishing: April 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books


In the next “devilish page-turner” (People) from New York Timesbestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished.

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.


This was my first time reading a novel by J.A. Jance and I absolutely loved her writing style. This novel was the 14th in the Ali Reynolds series, but I didn't feel like I was missing things by not reading the previous novels. Although it did make me want to go back and start from the beginning! The storyline was so intense and believable that it had me seriously wondering about whether or not that same story has happened to someone I know. I think it's believability is what made this story so great. 

The characters were all very interesting and I loved how they each played such a vital role in the story playing out just right. I felt really connected to Ali and was cheering for her the whole time. I absolutely loved this story and enjoyed being entertained by Jance's fast paced and engaging writing style. I would definitely recommend this novel to readers who enjoy crime and suspense novels. Thank you to Gallery and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 3/5 


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