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Sins of the Fathers

(J.P. Beaumont #24)

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,221 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is drawn into an intriguing, and shockingly personal, case in this superb tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.


Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirementdoing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his n
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ebook, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by William Morrow
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Jean
I have read quite a few of the Beaumont series over the years. Every time I read one, I think I should go back and read them all in order, but other books keep getting in the way. I always enjoy J. A. Jance’s writing and her storytelling skills.

The book is well written. The plot twists and turns. Jance inserts some humor in the story. J. P. Beaumont is now retired from the police force and is working as a licensed private investigator. His wife, Mel, is the Chief of Police of Belling
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Cheryl
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads. JP is retired from the police force and working as a PI. An old friend comes to his house with his premature granddaughter asking for help in finding the mother, his daughter. JP agrees to help and after seeing a picture of his friend's daughter that looks just like his daughter he is sure she is really his child from a one night stand. Interesting story of how he finds the daughter, her boyfriends killer and uncovering a terrible family.
Natalie
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I totally enjoyed this book. I admit to being surprised since it was the first I’d read in this well-established series. My assumption was that I’d be somewhat lost, but I underestimated the enormous skill of J.A. JANCE who managed to weave a short and comprehensive summary of Beaumont ‘s past adventures and personal experiences into the narrative.

This worked as a very engaging stand-alone with an intricate and fascinating plot. It totally held my interest and. I intend to read a lot more of JA
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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.

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Sue
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this author. Her characters come to life and seem to be real people. JP Beaumont has still “got it”. I keep thinking it’s about time to retire this character and then she puts out another great story!! Awesome read! Haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a while!
Barbara Schultz
I am a J.A. Jance fan # 36 for me. My favorites have been Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds, I was never big on JP’s stories but I liked this one more than I thought I would.
Chris Conley
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boy, oh boy, Beau’s life just keeps getting more convoluted and interesting. This is a terrific chapter in his life.
Karen Wegman
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and I adore this author. One of the things I like about J. A. Jance is that she has allowed Beaumont's character to grow. I have read every single book in the Series and every time I see that a new book is out I can't wait to read. In this latest book, Beau is 72 years old and he behaves in an age appropriate manner. He is not leaping tall buildings or running all over like a crazy man. Throughout the years, Ms Jance has shown us a character who with all of his "warts" has gro ...more
Joan
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J.P. Beaumont, working as a private investigator, finds himself involved in a convoluted case when Alan Dale arrives on his doorstep with his infant granddaughter. The baby’s mother left the hospital and disappeared; Dale wants to find her so he can legally take custody of the child. J.P. sets out to find the baby’s missing mother, but when the case takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself involved in fraud and murder.

In this, the twenty-fourth outing for J.P. Beaumont, readers wil
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Kaijsa
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The J.P. Beaumont series is my favorite one Jance writes, so I'm happy she's picked it up again. This book seems to have jumped a little bit forward in time from the previous one, but Beau still has Lucy (formerly known as Rambo), the Irish wolfhound he kept after she saved him from being shot in Proof of Life. Lucy is mostly healed from her wounds and is living with Beau and Mel in Bellingham. Alan Dale, an acquaintance from one of Beau's old homicide cases arrives on the doorstep and asks for ...more
Ruth
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was written by one of my favorite authors. Her characters are always interestingly developed and usually set in fairly complex surroundings. That said, the pace at which this one's plot unfolded was pretty far fetched. Why is it that the richer a character is the fewer the obstacles and the less reality a story has? I'm sad that this newest book read so like Stuart Woods novel - entertaining but not very believable, despite a great premise.

Beau and his wife have always been
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Gloria ~ mzglorybe
A strong 4 star rating
What a pleasure to visit with JP Beaumont again. My hubby and I are Jance fans and look forward to each of her releases in the series she writes. We have to admit that although we like Sheriff Brady of Bisbee AZ, and Ali Reynolds of the Phoenix area, both of which we are very familiar with, JP is our favorite character. His series takes place in the Seattle/Bellingham area of Washington. We were looking forward to the pleasure of his company once again and were not di
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Toni
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.75 Stars

This is the 24th book in the J.P. Beaumont series by J.A. Jance. And I have to say that I was so impressed by this book. It is the twenty-fourth book in a series and it is still written as if the character is fresh and new. That says something about the talent of the author.

I have not read a book by this author before and if I had, it would have been a long time ago.

I felt such a kinship with J.P. Beaumont… like he was a long lost relative that I just clicked w
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Diane Saul
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a J. P.Beaumont novel. Alan Dale, a man from the past shows up on J. P.’s doorstep with a baby in tow asking for help. Alans daughter, the baby’s Mother, walked out of the hospital after giving birth and disappeared, she has been into drugs and living on the street. Alan has temporary custody of his Grandaughter but he can’t go home to Texas until he gets a signature relinquishing custody from the baby’s parents. He wants J. P to help him. The trail leads to unexpected revelations.
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Carol
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's been two years since the last J.P. Beaumont novel. It's good to have him back. He's still struggling with retirement, his drinking, and with time on his hands, he welcomes the opportunity to put his newly acquired P.I. licence to use. He soon finds that the baby's young mother is not the only one he's looking for. Seems the father is also missing. Beaumont always did a top-notch job of investigating and leaving no stone unturned when he was with the police department and he does no less of ...more
Donna
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont is retired and hanging out his private investigator's shingle just to stay occupied. A blast from 30 years past shows up at his door -- Alan Dale, a friend from long ago needs Beau's help with his 6 week old granddaughter. Alan's daughter Naomi abandoned the newborn at the hospital and Alan needs Beau to find her so she can sign over parental rights.

This story is a traditional missing person's case with a murder or two tucked away insid
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Mark
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love all the JA Jance series and I've started a bit late on the JP Beaumont, but now I'm catching up...Jumped a little ahead on this one due to being a library guy and my reading is always based on availability...We pick up the story with Beau and Mel living both in Bellingham and Seattle and Beau a PI...An acquaintance from one of Beau's old homicide cases arrives on the doorstep and asks for help in locating his missing daughter. She is a street person and ran off after giving birth, leaving h ...more
Abibliofob
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, private-eye
It's not every day you get to be a father at 72 but that is what happens to private investigator J.P. Beaumont. It starts out as a missing person but it soon evolving into cheating people out of their inheritance and finally murder. After a couple of books that was quite slow J.A. Jance is once again showing how good a writer she is. This is a great and somewhat different series that I really recommend.
Dorothy Bennett
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mystery writer J.A. Jance just gets better and better. And her character, J.P. Beaumont, retired detective, just gets better and better! In Jance's latest, SINS OF THE FATHERS, Beaumont's enjoyment of his retired life is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance, Alan Dale, a widower who by a quirk of fate has taken charge of his granddaughter after Dale's daughter, a drug addict, has turned the newborn baby over to foster care. Along with Dale's arrival and Beaumont's attempt to help hi ...more
Jo Ann Safavi
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Terry Lynn Bender
I've read the J.P. Beaumont series since the beginning and while not serious literature, they have always been an enjoyable read. The author has a good plot but her many rants about the "poisonous political correctness" (complete with a few racial slurs) and her incessant complaining about Seattle traffic, was offensive and tiresome. She also throws in pages of Seattle history that reads like she it was taken verbatim from a middle school textbook. At first it was interesting but eventually read ...more
Carolyn
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
J.A. Jance has been a favorite a favorite of mine for a long time. J.P. Beaumont is retired but gets pulled into an investigation when an old acquaintance shows up on his doorstep with a brand new baby in his arms. Beaumont is forced to face the consequences of a mostly forgotten alcoholic evening many years earlier.
Carol
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beau and family. Includes LUCY the Wolfhound
Jerry B
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While we don’t care at all for the author’s “modern” Ali Reynolds series, we’re devoted fans of her other works: the Walker Family, Sheriff Joanna Brady, and, our favorite, the JP Beaumont sets. Reminiscent of Jance’s novel “Second Watch”, this latest, “Sins of the Fathers” (the set now numbering an even two dozen), seemed so emotional and so well-crafted that the crimes, while cleverly posed, were mostly overshadowed by family matters and interpersonal relationships.

Now 72, the mostly retired
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Joan
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A 63 year old man with a baby arrives on Beaumont's doorstep, and he asks Beau to help him find his daughter, who left the hospital shortly after giving birth. The daughter has struggled with addictions and the grandfather needs to find the girl in order to have her sign the papers giving him custody. Without her consent, the baby would be turned over to the welfare system.

When Beau is shown a photo of the missing woman he realizes that she could be a twin to his daughter, Kelly.

Wit
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Ed
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
#24 in the J.P. Beaumont series. This 2019 series entry by author J.A. Jance is a fine continuation to the series story arc. The story starts somewhat slowly with repetitive pieces of Beau's backstory and it doesn't help that he excuses it with the excuse that he is old and allowed to repeat himself - it just seemed like lazy writing or editing. But once the book got into the swing of things, the story moved well and was an entertaining read.

Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumon
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Lori Bonkoski
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I love the Beaumont series. It is a growing arc for JP and one that has taken a lot of roads and a lot of growth in his life. This book helps see how much he has grown through the years of his life. J.A. Jance does a great job of making the story and characters come to life in her books.

JP is now a private investigator. Mel is chief of police in Bellingham, WA. An old friend, approaches JP to help find his daughter, Naomi. Naomi had a child and walked out of the
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annapi
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thriller
J.P. Beaumont gets a visit from his past when an acquaintance from an old case comes asking for help in finding his missing daughter. Along with him he carries his newborn granddaughter, who was abandoned by aforementioned daughter at the hospital. J.P. gets much more than he bargains for as the investigation unearths some sins of his past, and of course eventually there is a murder to unravel as well.

J.P. is older now, and this case seems to reflect that, with a missing persons case that is no
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Vickie
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the latest in the J.P. Beaumont novel by prolific writer J.A. Jance.

Encouraged by his wife, J.P. Beaumont, retired homicide detective and former alcoholic, has started a new career as a private investigator. One of his first cases is to find the missing daughter of someone from his past. The missing daughter gave birth to a methadone addicted baby and then abandoned the baby at the hospital. With baby in tow, the grandfather upends Beaumont’s life as the search leads to a personal revel
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Gloria Zak
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank goodness. I have had trouble reading books lately. Several of them just did not garner my interest at all. then I opened this latest JA Jance book. I have not read all of the series, nor the Ali Reynolds series. But I have enjoyed them all. The author makes it easy, deftly including background information from previous books whenever necessary, so this book easily reads as a standalone.

I enjoyed every word, every character, every twist and turn. The characters are so human! Not
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Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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  • Taking the Fifth (J.P. Beaumont, #4)
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