Betrayal of Trust by J. Jance

74%

10 Critic Reviews

The lesser characters are wonderfully drawn, and just when you think an individual is going to fit a clichéd stereotype, author Jance steers in another direction.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

“Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults, and good police work add up to another fine entry by Jance.”
The Oklahoman

Betrayal of Trust is the twentieth mystery by New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance to feature Seattle p.i. J. P. Beaumont—and it is another surefire winner from the author the Chattanooga Times calls, “One of the best—if not the best.” When Beau discovers a snuff film recorded on a smart phone—a horrific crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens—his investigation unleashes a firestorm that blazes all the way up through the halls of Washington state government. Betrayal of Trust is certain to win this phenomenal crime fiction master (“In the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell”—Flint Journal) a wealth of new fans while enthralling the army of devoted readers already addicted to the potent Jance magic.

 

About J. Jance

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J. A. JANCE is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and the Walker Family thrillers. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by William Morrow. 357 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Betrayal of Trust
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2011

The prolific Jance...again tells a story that will keep her readers wanting more.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 24 2016

Jance's denunciation of adolescent bullying and adult hypocrisy rings true, a testimony to the fundamental decency of cops like Beau and Mel who walk the mean streets the rest of their society would rather not explore except in fiction.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
on Jul 05 2011

The lesser characters are wonderfully drawn, and just when you think an individual is going to fit a clichéd stereotype, author Jance steers in another direction.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Aug 01 2011

Jance has succeeded in creating a lively cast of characters that endure through each book, and J.P.'s admirers are happy to see him limping off, if not into the sunset, at least to an orthopedic surgeon.

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Huffington Post

Above average
on Jan 05 2012

...if you're an aficionado of police procedurals, there is an extensive appendix filled with FBI memos, documents and memorandums along with a detailed index that give the reader an inside view to a world otherwise shrouded in secrecy.

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Look At OKC

Good
on Jul 24 2011

Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults and good police work add up to another fine entry by Jance.

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Deseret News

Above average
on Aug 06 2011

In each Beaumont novel, Jance gives the reader more information and background on the character of Beaumont.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Excellent
on Sep 01 2011

"Betrayal of Trust" is a fast, compelling read with finely woven threads of family matters, which creates an enthralling and ultimately appealing tapestry.

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Mysterious Reviews

Good

The characters are realistically drawn and act in a credible manner, which adds both drama and intrigue to the well-paced storyline that has plenty of surprises for the reader.

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Mystery Tribune

Below average
on Apr 21 2012

...we did not see any Aha! moment in the book: The plots were very straightforward and lots of fluff was used in the content.

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