Another paperback which I picked up from my TBR pile was J. A. Jance’s novel titled Cruel Intent. I was still in the mood to read a thriller and this one sounded perfect. The story centres on Ali Reynolds, an ex-television journalist, who is remodelling her new home. When the body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, her husband (Ali’s contractor) is seen to be the prime suspect. Bryan Forester swears to Ali that he is innocent and Ali believes him. Determined to prove Bryan’s innocence, Ali logs onto singleatheart.com, a dating site for ‘married singles’. Unknowingly she puts herself directly in the path of a calculating serial killer.
This thriller is a page turner. I could not put it down and completed the story in two days. Vance keeps you guessing right until the end of the story. There were moments when I was holding my breath, I was so anxious for Ali. I loved this novel and will pick up another written by this author anytime.
Have you read any of J. A. Vance’s novels?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This novel was the fourth in my 50 book pledge for 2018)