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Sins of the Fathers by J. A. Jance
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Series: JP Beaumont #24
Published by HarperAudio on September 24, 2019
Length: 13 hours, 10 minutes
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Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife. But then his past comes calling.
When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beaus doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his none-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present. It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont's game.
I read all the series by JA Jance and they are such a comfortable, pleasant read. Well, they are all mysteries where there is often murder and some horrible things happen to people. But I love the style and the characters, who are so familiar to me.
Sins of the Fathers is the 24th book in the JP Beaumont series. Beau is retired from 3 jobs throughout the series but now working as a private investigator. He employs his usual clever analysis of the information and human nature to follow the truth. It’s great to see him and his friends and family again. I suppose it wouldn’t be necessary to read all the books but they are so wonderful I am glad I have read them all.
The culprits may be clear fairly quickly but gathering the evidence to catch and prosecute them isn’t so simple. He uses his long experience and knowledge to do this in a skillful way. The case is surprisingly close to his own past and revisits some of his own issues.
I don’t know how this author always provides an interesting, well-plotted story but I am thrilled to keep reading them.
I have only listened to a few of this series, reading most of them. The narrator has been the same which I appreciate. Most of the story is in Beau’s head space and he is in every bit of dialogue so it’s great I enjoy the voice for him. I’m not sure about the female voices but they were rather limited, anyway. I was able to listen at my normal 1.5x speed.
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