When Joanna Brady's daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the desert, the Cochise County sheriff's personal and professional worlds collide. Though she's tried to protect her children from the dangers of the grown-up world, the search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she seems. Yet the deeper Joanna digs, the more complications she uncovers. It seems the quiet, upstanding principal had a hidden past, full of mysterious secrets she'd successfully kept buried for years. As the seasoned sheriff juggles professional constraints and personal demands, she finds herself walking a fine line between justice and family that has never been so blurred. Performed by Hillary Huber
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by J.A. Jance
"Sherriff Joanna Brady is shaken when her teenaged daughter, Jenny, discovers murder victim Debra Highsmith, her high school principal--and then uses her smartphone to take a photo, which goes viral. Narrator Hillary Huber's unique husky voice may come as a surprise--but she's a master at storytelling. Huber takes the listener on a fast-paced hunt for the killer, perfectly portraying the various characters, especially the slightly whiny teen. The plot is exciting and unpredictable, filled with up-to-date technology and interesting details about Joanna's life, past and present. Even though this is a long-running series, new listeners can join right in. Fans are sure to enjoy discovering new secrets about Joanna's father's death. M.M.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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