Cruel Intent is the fourth Ali Reynolds book by J.A. Jance. In this installment Ali is busy remodeling her mansion, choosing a recipient for the Askins Scholarship, dealing with identity theft, and trying to prove her contractor is not the one who murdered his philandering wife. She's also trying to plan Thanksgiving dinner and helping her son not have his grandmother take over his wedding.
For the most part, Cruel Intent is standard murder mystery/thriller fare, but the ending was so intense that I couldn't make myself put the book down when it was time for bed. I look forward to the next Ali Reynolds installment, just as I like the J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady books.