After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly referred to, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
An eyewitness to a 50-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been hand-picked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.
Filled with all of the Jance trademarks, heart-stopping suspense, deeply drawn characters, local flavor, intelligence, and humanity, Long Time Gone is a crowning achievement in this best-selling author's career.
©2005 J.A. Jance; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks America and ©2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Taut, colorful....The clever and complex plot line involving the nun shows Jance at her best." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes the narrator was bad and the voices worse but the story line and slow thought processes were repeated over and over yet not thought through. I wish I had gotten the abridged version it is half as long and should be only half as boring. No Mystery and no Thrills, Beaumont is not the hard nose hero but a mushy poof ball with lots of feeling to work through. This might make a OK chick flick... Broad Book. My first and last J. A. Jance / J. P. Beaumont novel.
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