Until Proven Guilty (J. P. Beaumont Series #1)

Until Proven Guilty (J. P. Beaumont Series #1)

by J. A. Jance
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Until Proven Guilty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 949 reviews.
Avid_ReaderLL More than 1 year ago
This is the first Beaumont story and a great one at that! I have read all the Beaumont and Brady stories and Jance has created great characters and stories in books that can be read over and over again. I love this book because it's the story of Beaumont and Anne Corley. She remains a presence through all the Beaumont stories, so this book is a must read to really understand the back story that persists through the series. This book originally came out in the mid-80s, so I also loved the crime solving using the technology that existed back then. Reading the story now, it really makes you see how far technology has come. Overall, great read and one anyone should try!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading this book and it was another I just could not put down.If you are into those cnt put a book down readers then this is the book for you.It is a suspense -romance-fiction all in one and I am most definatly going to check out other books by this GREAT author.
RussS More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author. I had several preconceived notions based on the plot description, but was pleasantly surprised to find the none of them were correct. The plot moved fairly quickly with reasonable character development. I will likely read more by this author, both in this series and others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a new reader of the J. A. Jance books, but so far, I've been very pleased. This book definitely kept you guessing and I definitely recommend it to those who like a puzzle!
thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the best I have read. It's very suspenseful and hard to put down.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
A little slow at first, but halfway thru it picks up and is excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Umm.........It started out interesting enough and I was really caught up in it; wanting to find out who the killer was and why. Then it just fell FLAT on it's face for me. The shift of focus on the romance and away from the mystery was disappointing to me. and the ending did not pay off AT ALL in my opinion. It felt like the writer lost her way and then tried to quickly tie it all in together at the end.
kkineman More than 1 year ago
this book was full of surprising twist and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down due to the mystery of each characher......I love good "who done it's"..good book.
JSAP More than 1 year ago
This book was well written but wasn't as suspenseful as I thought it would have been. I do have to commend J.A. Jance on the plot, I was not expecting that twist. If you want to read the whole series for J.P. Beaumont you must start with this book since it is his debut.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.P. Beaumont is a likable character. Great mystery series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This the 15th book by this author I've read so obviously I would recommend it highly. ENJOY!
ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
PLOT OR PREMISE: Beaumont finds himself investigating the apparent murder of a little girl, five years old. When the investigation leads to the girl's home, and the cult that her mother is part of, things start to get a little weird. Add in the fact that he is still getting to know his partner, and the introduction of a rich and beautiful stranger to J.P.'s social and professional life, and the story starts to get a little odd. . WHAT I LIKED: I liked the woman in the story, and her obsession with those who murder little children. She shows up at the funeral, and you can vividly picture her arrival from the excellent prose. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The bits with the journalist are a bit stale in this book in the series, and some of the "getting to know your partner" tension is simply boring. Unfortunately, too, the "cult" comes off rather comical without any real depth as to why people might have gravitated towards this life. . BOTTOM-LINE: Not the best in the series, but a killer ending . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first J A Jance novel. It was very good. Good characters, good suspense all the way to the end. Can't wait to start another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read her books in order -they make sense- these 20 books are the best books to read -she is the best author i have read - i recommand to read all of them !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two thumbs up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book but i also like all the crime investigation stuff. If that's what you're into i strongly recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Jance's J.P. Beaumont mysteries start with this one and every one of them had me reading the last 8-10 pages as fast as I could, not believing what was happening. At the end my heart was pounding and I was stunned. Beau is a great character and i highly recommend all. Read in order for best understanding.
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delronmac More than 1 year ago
J.A. Jance has the best detectives in reading! J.P. is at his best in this short story and I loved it! I keep my Nook for when I'm out and about and it's handy to keep in my purse. I keep books on it for those waiting moments but this time, I had others waiting on me to finish. I highly recommend any J.A. Jance book for your entertainment! You're kept on your toes from the beginning to the end!