By J. A. Jance
“Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults, and strong police paintings upload as much as one other fantastic access by way of Jance.”
Betrayal of belief is the 20th secret via big apple occasions bestseller J.A. Jance to add Seattle p.i. J. P. Beaumont—and it's one other surefire winner from the writer the Chattanooga instances calls, “One of the best—if now not the best.” whilst Beau discovers a snuff movie recorded on a wise phone—a bad crime that has a devastating impact on stricken teens—his research unleashes a firestorm that blazes the entire approach up during the halls of Washington nation executive. Betrayal of belief is sure to win this out of the ordinary crime fiction grasp (“In the elite corporation of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell”—Flint magazine) a wealth of latest lovers whereas enchanting the military of dedicated readers already hooked on the effective Jance magic.
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I can’t allow it cross. We’ve discovered proof that Josh Deeson can have been the sufferer of a sexual attack. ” “You suggest you think that he was once raped? ” “Maybe,” I acknowledged. “We additionally recognize that Josh was once the objective in a case of coordinated cyber bullying, with any variety of teenagers sending him harassing textual content messages. The messages seem to have come basically from cellular phone debts billed to Janie’s condo, even supposing they appear to were written by way of numerous diversified humans. ” “What type of messages? ” Marsha requested. “What are we speaking approximately right here? ” “Insulting, snide reviews. within the outdated days after we have been young children, the insults that have been in style most likely wouldn’t were even more harmful than ‘Your mom wears G. I. boots. ’ The messages despatched to Josh have been way more damaging than that, and much extra own. ” “But . . . ” she started. I dodged round her and commenced down the steps. “How did you discover out approximately those intended messages? ” Marsha requested. “They’re no longer meant messages or alleged messages or the other form of weasel phrases. we all know approximately them simply because Josh kept them,” I stated. “He downloaded them from his mobilephone to a dossier on his desktop. ” “What does any of that experience to do with Josh’s soiled outfits? ” Marsha demanded. “Besides, this can be our domestic. whether his room remains to be special as a criminal offense scene, you can’t simply come waltzing in the following with no warrant. ” “Your husband gave me permission,” I acknowledged. As I clambered down the lengthy flights of stairs, I ached adequate that i'll slightly stroll and speak while. As I neared the floor ground, I heard the sound of assembled voices coming from the lounge and will see a set of suitcases that were rapidly deposited within the entryway. Gerry should have heard Marsha and me arguing as we descended. He used to be ready on the backside of the steps. “I’m the one that gave Mr. Beaumont permission to assemble Josh’s clothes,” Gerry acknowledged. “If you've gotten an issue with that, Marsha, you must talk about it with me. ” After telling his spouse to back down, Gerry grew to become to me. “If you’ll forgive me, Mr. Beaumont, I’m going to need to renege on that provide of espresso. we have now humans right here now—out-of-town visitors. ” I nodded. “Of course,” I stated. Zoe got here prior, headed for the steps. Gerry stopped her. “Please cross inform Ms. Soames that Mr. Beaumont is simply leaving. ” Nodding, Zoe went to do his bidding whereas Gerry walked me out to the auto. whilst Mel emerged from the home, Marsha was once nonetheless status on the foot of the steps. “Do you're thinking that Josh was once concerned with one other boy? ” Gerry requested in an undertone as I positioned the clothing-laden pillowcase within the trunk and driven the button to shut it. “With anyone his personal age? ” “I’m sorry, Mr. Willis,” I acknowledged. “I quite don't know. it can be one other child. it may be an grownup. ” “Why don’t you pass see Mr. Dysart? ” Gerry prompt quietly, conversing in what used to be virtually a whisper. “The man who ran the chess membership? ” Gerry nodded. “That’s the single. I met him final might on the end-of-year dinner for the chess membership. Josh suggestion the area of him, yet I let you know true—the guy gave me the willies.