This is book number 20 in the J. P. Beaumont Novel series.
“Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults, and good police work add up to another fine entry by Jance.”
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.
J.A. Jance is the New York Times Bestselling author of more than sixty books. Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, she and her husband live in the Seattle area with their two longhaired dachshunds, Mary and Jojo.
“Solid....Jance’s denunciation of adolescent bullying and adult hypocrisy rings true.” — Publishers Weekly on Betrayal of Trust
“Jance has a sure hand. . . . Engrossing.” — Publishers Weekly
“Brilliant....Jance...has crafted a mystery that Hillerman would be proud of and that her fans will love.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Believable and intense.” — West Coast Review of Books
“A gripping tale that’s easily one of [Jance’s] best.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jance...knows how to grab our attention.“ — Washington Post