Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers

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When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on former Seattle homicide cop J.P. Beaumont's 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. Print run 250,000.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780062853431
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,24 cm.

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NedSu
Jan 24, 2020

I have a great appreciation for almost all of J.A. Jance's work, but I've been reading about Beaumont since there really was a Dog House in Seattle, so I'll always give 4 stars for a novel about him. J.P. finds himself getting old but this old dog learns a few new tricks, and in the process gains another member of his family. Lots of old memories are intertwined with Beaau's new job investigating a missing person. Thank you, J.A Jance for keeping Beau working into his 70's.

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MB_kcls
Dec 01, 2019

I think what I like best about the J.P. Beaumont series, and frankly all of the character series by J.A. Jance is that she allows her characters to grow, to mature as humans in ability, thought and emotions. That's not to say other authors don't. Michael Connelly does it particularly well with Harry Bosch. They age as we do and begin to face the reality of limitations and loss as we do, while still being vibrant characters.

'In Sins of the Fathers' J.P., has moved on into retirement holding a new license as a private investigator, which he really doesn't think he will be using. Through a favor for an old friend, he gets a case and through it finds he has to face a few sins of his past.

Having lived in Seattle for about 30 years, it's plain to see J.A. Jance knows it well and presents it quite accurately. That makes J.P. Beaumont's life here all that more fun to read.

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drawgers
Nov 12, 2019

I so enjoy reading about J. P. Beaumont that I don't get caught in some of the nit-pickey stuff some others are mentioning in their reviews. Sins of the Fathers is, as many of J A Jance's books are a great read. The characters are quite familiar by now, after a number of books have been published, but are still able to surprise me here and there in small ways ... which makes them interesting and not formulaic (boring) as some authors / characters can become. Beau, his family, his friends, all come together nicely in a good story about family relationships and life. I'm being purposely general because to say much about the story details gives away some fun surprises. Can't wait for the next book.

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IrishMoon
Nov 06, 2019

Another good J. P. Beaumont Novel, however, the pace of this one moved much more slowly than past ones, so it took me forever to get into and finish reading it.

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metlnrg2010
Oct 19, 2019

Good story I always like the J.P. Beaumont books.
It was a little much on the way he flaunted his money this time.

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impala2002
Oct 03, 2019

one of the best author around. I just wait for one of her books to come out especially JP Beaumont series. Like the rest also. but this is my favorite.

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