native country of Scotland.
Actually, we have have no idea where we might end up on our next big adventure, but isn't thinking about traveling half the fun. In reality, my next trips include several days next week in Dallas for work, then a trip back to Virginia to visit my family the following week. I'm looking forward to these jaunts, too.
In my reading, now I'm heading Out West again with two of my favorite mystery authors: J. A. Jance and Craig Johnson.
|Damage Control, by J. A. Jance (William Morrow. 2008. 374 pages)|
An elderly couple dies in a suicide pact, but their unfortunate deaths are puzzling as more information becomes available about their family circumstances. If that isn't enough, body parts are found wrapped in plastic bags in the desert, and Joanna is determined to find out who is responsible for this gruesome crime, especially when she discovers the victim had developmental disabilities.
The action is fast paced and, unfortunately, Joanna loses one of her own before the perpetrator is brought to justice. Add a couple personal mysteries in Joanna's family that she seeks to resolve, and the 13th book is this series is another page turner. With multiple deaths and sub-plots, there are many loose ends to tie up before this mystery ends The action of the plot and the engaging characters are what make Jance's books satisfying to me, more so than the final resolution.
This was another of those books that I found on my library shelves. A friend passed this mystery along to me sometime in the past, and I appreciate her generosity--it provided me with light summer reading, which I find relaxing after a day at work.
Tomorrow I'll continue the blog with a review of Craig Johnson's Another Man's Moccasins, a Kindle download.