Nothing to Lose By J. A. Jance

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Nothing to Lose: A J.P. Beaumont Novel By J. A. Jance

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Book/Novel Author: J. A. Jance

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The newest thrilling Beaumont suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance, in which Beaumont is approached by a visitor from the past and finds himself drawn into a missing person’s case where danger is lurking and family secrets are exposed.      Years ago, when he was a homicide detective with the Seattle PD, J. P. Beaumont’s partner, Sue Danielson, was murdered. Volatile and angry, Danielson’s ex-husband came after her in her home and, with nowhere else to turn, Jared, Sue’s teenage son, frantically called Beau for help. As Beau rushed to the scene, he urged Jared to grab his younger brother and flee the house. In the end, Beaumont’s plea and Jared’s quick action saved the two boys from their father’s murderous rage.Now, almost twenty years later, Jared reappears in Beau’s life seeking his help once again—his younger brother Chris is missing. Still haunted by the events of that tragic night, Beau doesn’t hesitate to take on the case. Following a lead all the way to the wilds of wintertime Alaska, he encounters a tangled web of family secrets in which a killer with nothing to lose is waiting to take another life.
A thoroughly enjoyable mystery with past meeting present as Beau revisits an old case for a forgotten friend . The case twists and turns with some wonderful unlikely assistants. You will laugh out loud and be near tears through this adventure .
I have yet to read any JA Jance novels that have disappointed me. I always look forward to her next release.

Now a PI, J.P. Beaumont is called upon to find a missing man, Christopher Danielson, before his ailing grandmother passes away. Required to go to Alaska to search for Christopher, J.P. meets quirky characters, homicidal characters and characters that are welcoming and helpful, too. He manages to solve the case he is working on and so much more, reuniting family members and getting rid of nightmares that have haunted him for decades. Good, fast-paced read. I want to go to Alaska now and take a ride with Twink in Maude! I checked out a copy of this book from my local library using the Libby App. I as not required to write a positive review. All opinion expressed are my own.
As series go on, characters lose their definition and detail. This seems to be the case here. I really enjoy these books but this one was just flat and predictable. It wasn’t a bad read, but I wanted more. Maybe next time.
As usual, JA Janice had another great book. That said, and having had lived in Anchorage from 1969 to 2007, her rendition of the problems of the “snow day” isn’t quite realistic for Anchorage. Maybe it would for many “state-side” towns, but not so much Anchorage. A big snow fall might result in schools and businesses starting a little late, but it is rare to close things down, even schools. The municipal snowplows would be out all night during a snow storm, clearing the main roads and highways, and then later in the day our the next day, would be clearing the sides roads. 18 inches wouldn’t stop most people form driving to work/school/or where ever. The Captain Cook Hotel and the Westward Hotel would keep their garage entrances clear, even if they snowplows left snow piled up across their entrances. They are use to keeping their sidewalks and garage entrances clear. After all, snow storms are a normal occurance in Alaska. It is expected and your deal with it and keep going. So Beau wouldn’t have been inconvenienced for very long. The snowplow snow berm would have been cleared right away by someone with a shovel. Aside from that, good reading.

 

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