This is an Ali Reynolds novel. I’ve read several Jance novels and particularly like the Reynolds works as they twist and turn you around before arriving at somewhat unpredictable endings.
Trial By Fire is one such book.
In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes tempuratures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn. Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no idea who she is or why anyone would want to kill her.
Ali Reynolds, the police department’s new media consultant, steps out of bounds (and out of the box) to get to the bottom of the attempted murder before the killer has a chance to finish the job.
You can get, Trial by Fire, or any other J.A. Jance novel from Amazon by clicking the link above. I think you’ll like it.