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Revenge isn't the only dish served cold....
Ali Reynolds' longtime friend, Taser-carrying nun,Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before, when another young girl wasn't so lucky.
Meanwhile married life agrees with Ali. But any hopes that she and her husband, B. Simpson, will finally slow down and relax now that they've tied the knot are dashed when Ali's new daughter-in-law approaches her, desperate for help. The girl's grandmother, Betsy, is in danger: she's been receiving anonymous threats, and someone even broke into her home and turned on the gas burners in the middle of the night. But the local police think the elderly woman's just not as sharp as she used to be.
While Ali struggles to find a way to protect Betsy before it's too late, Sister Anselm needs her help as well, and the two race the clock to uncover the secrets that The Family has hidden for so long...before someone comes back to bury them forever.
From the New York Times best-selling author hailed for her "inimitable, take-no-prisoners style" (Kirkus Reviews), Cold Betrayal forces Ali to confront the face of evil and the women who are being hunted.
©2015 J.A. Jance. All rights reserved (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"Narrator Karen Ziemba captivates listeners with her low-key portrayals.... She excels at portraying the story's many strong women, adding personality to their dialogue." (AudioFile)
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By Brenda Gibbons on 03-14-15

Another wonderful read

I have read all of JA Jance's work and this book was like all very entertaining. The story was relevant and not too predictable.

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By Wayne on 02-22-16

Excellent but depressing novel

The primary topic of Cold Betrayal is sex trafficking. The novel is set in Arizona. A commune of approximately 25 families forces its girls at age 15 to choose between polygamy where the women are used as breeders, slavery to do the work, or being sold into sex slavery in foreign countries. Most boys are allowed to simply leave. The novel is well written and well performed.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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