• Unfinished Business

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (531 ratings)

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Unfinished Business

By: J. A. Jance
Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
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In this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the “grand master of the genre” (The Providence Journal), Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene - a former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynold’s husband, B. Simpson, has spent the last 16 years of his life behind bars. According to the courts, he murdered his girlfriend. But Mateo knows that her real killer is still on the loose, and the first thing he’s going to do when he gets a taste of freedom is track him down. 

After being granted parole, a wary Mateo approaches Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises for a reference letter for a job application, but to his surprise, Stu gives him one better: He asks him to come on board and work for B. once again. Just as Mateo starts his new job, though, chaos breaks out at High Noon - a deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing. 

As Ali races to both find a connection between the two disappearances and help Mateo clear his name with the help of PI J.P. Beaumont, tragedy strikes in her personal life, and with lives hanging in the balance, she must thread the needle between good and evil before it’s too late.

©2021 J.A. Jance. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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WOW!!!

J. A. Jance hits this one out of the park. Lots of old favorite characters make an appearance. Some very unexpected things happen, that left my mouth hanging open. I did find one continuity mistake, but that's because I listen to her books over and over. I'm on my second listen of this book already.

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Old Friends

it was great to have another Jance to read. It was like seeing old friends!

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Not a what I expected from a Ali Reynolds novel

I’ve read every Ali Reynolds book and they are among some of my favorites. However, this book falls short. There was no case or plot to the book, just a series of events that fell into Ali’s lap as a matter of occurrences. I kept waiting for the hook, but it never came.
This being said, I will not stop reading Ali Reynolds books when they are released. I’m hoping that this book just didn’t appeal to me and the next one will.

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Excellent listen!

This was the best J A Jance book I’ve ever listened to. I enjoyed it so much I finished it in 2 days!

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disappointed

I have read most of J A Vance in the JP Beaumont series. His character played a very small part at the end was a disappointment. a femal voice did not fit her narrative. Otherwise, the story line was not her best but held my interest.

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Average Entry & Thin Plot

I’ve enjoyed all of the books in this series until this one. The characters progressed and dealt with real human issues which was a highlight, but the crimes that this novel explored seemed very generic and phoned in. There was never really any mystery or thrilling moments to be found.

Karen Ziemba continues to bring Jance’s characters to life. I always enjoy listening to her. I just wish she had more to work with in this selection.

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Why?

Why go from third person to first person in the last chapters. I had to check, thought I was listening to another book. Irritating

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another winner

I wish they would have gotten one of the regular JP Beaumont narrators to do his part....Gene Engene has always been my favorite.

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what....?

I struggled to get into this book and had to restart it several times as it completely lost my interest and that made it difficult to pay attention. I don't like to waste money, so I forced myself to pay attention eventually and it got a little more interesting a few chapters in. However, the writing style was weird. It included a lot of unnecessary details of things that didn't add any value to the overall story. The narrators performance wasn't anything I'd care to hear again. It wasn't the worst, but it was far from good. And then.....it was over. Lots of different things going on that the main character easily wraps up with a bow.

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Will read more by this author

Loved it. Held my interest . The characters back stories were well place . I will follow this author's books