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The little girl was only five much too young to die a lost treasure who should have been cherished not murderedShe could have been JP Beaumont's kid and the determined Seattle homicide detective won't rest until her killer pays dearly But the hunt is leading Beaumont into a murky world of religious fanaticism and toward a beautiful perilous obsession all his own And suddenly Beau himself is a target because faith can be dangerousand love can kill

10 thoughts on “Until Proven Guilty

  1. 25 stars This is the first book in JA Jance's long running JP Beaumont mystery series Detective JP Beaumont Beau is a Seattle homicide cop who's recently acquired a new partner Detective Peters As the story opens Beaumont and Peters are assigned the case of a strangled five year old girl named Angela Barstogi The detectives learn that Angela and her mother belong to a secretive cult headed by Pastor Michael Brody a fire and brimstone preacher who rules his flock with a whip literally he beats and whips his flock for perceived infractionsAs part of their inquiry the homicide detectives attend Angela's funeral to see who shows up and how they behave Beau closely watches the cult members until his eye is caught by a stunningly beautiful blonde woman who breezes over to the grave and throws in a red rose It turns out the woman named Anne Corley is a wealthy widow who travels across the country to attend children's funerals because her sister died as a child Beau is absolutely mesmerized by Anne and makes it his business to get better acquainted with her Beau thinks little Angela's murderer might be a cult member but he's frustrated by the apparent lack of evidence Then Angela's father drunk and belligerent flies in from Chicago loudly threatening Pastor Brody The father is arrested and accused of killing his daughtera charge that seems unlikely to stickThe mystery part of the book stalls at this point about halfway into the book and Beau's romance with Anne takes over In my opinion the story becomes discordant here it turns from a mystery into a romance Within a week of meeting Beau and Anne become intimate get engaged shop for household accoutrements buy wedding rings and purchase wedding clothes They then get married in a ceremony that occurs before 6 AM with Anne's lawyer as witness Afterwards Beau acquires new evidence that helps him solve the case amid some whopping big surprises While investigating the crime Beau has to deal with Maxwell Cole a columnist who's hated Beau since college and always disparages the detective in print Cole tries to lurk around for scoopsbut Anne has his number In my opinion this is a weak beginning to the JP Beaumont series which improves in later books Still this first installment might be worth reading just to meet Anne Corley who's a kind of presence throughout the series You can follow my reviews at