Feb 14, 2014


Another J.A. Jance thriller: 
Title: Moving Target by J.A. Jance
Publication: February 18, 2014; Touchstone
Genre: mystery, thriller

page 56:
"Maybe you weren't wrong," Ali said. "Back in that era and even now, I have a feeling, there have been more than a few gay people who married and stayed married for camouflage reasons." 
Leland shook his head. "Maybe so," he said.
Book beginning:
Lance Tucker had always hated ladders, but between climbing up and down a ladder in the recreation hall and sitting through another one of Mrs. Stone's endless GED classes, there was no contest. Climbing the rickety ladder to decorate the nine-foot Christmas tree was definitely the lesser of two evils.  
Book description:
 Lance Tucker, a juvenile offender and talented hacker, is set on fire one night and severely burned while hanging Christmas decorations in a lockup rec room. B. Simpson, Ali Reynolds's fiancé and the man who helped put Lance in jail, feels obliged to find out what happened. With Ali off in England helping Leland Brooks at a family reunion, B. turns to Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, for help.

Meanwhile, in England, Ali investigates the decades-old murder of Leland's father, which Leland himself was once suspected of committing. With unsolved murders here and in England, Ali, B., and Sister Anselm are united by their search for answers and the jeopardy they get into as a result. (publisher)

Would you keep reading Moving Target, based on the excerpts and book description?


  1. I've never read a Jance, this sounds good. I'll be looking forward to your review. Great Friday share.


  2. Based on your excerpts, I'd definitely keep reading. The opening made me smile, and I like the idea of murders here and in England being investigated at the same time.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: STRONGER THAN THE REST.

  3. I am yet to read anything by this author...

    Here is my post

  4. I've read a book by this author, and yes I would continue reading. It sounds interesting, and I'm wondering how he caught on fire hanging lights on a tree.

  5. JA Jance is coming to our public library this month. Guess I'd better read one of her books and go! Anne's Friday Post

  6. This sounds like an interesting read!

    I'd love for you to check out my Friday 56 post.

  7. I enjoy books by J.A. Jance and would definitely read this one.

  8. Both the beginning and 56 were intriguing to me!

    Happy weekend & happy Valentines day!

  9. Why have I never read anything by Vance? This one sounds great. Is it part of a series or stand alone?

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I lost the last four weeks to a nasty bug and a broken laptop, but I finally feel better and have a new computer.

    Thanks for posting on BBOF!

    1. Stand along mystery, Gilion. Enjoy your new computer!

  10. I probably would, sounds interesting enough ... though I don't think I would pick up based on the cover. :)

  11. I think I'd keep reading!

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill


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