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Long Time Gone

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Written By: J. A. Jance

Narrated By: Tim Jerome

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2005

Duration: 10 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

New York Times bestselling master J. A. Jance brings back J. P. Beaumont -- one of the most enduring and endearing characters in contemporary fiction -- in a riveting story about a shocking, long-buried case of murder ...
After more than twenty 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, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
An eyewitness to a fifty-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 bestselling author's career.
Performed by Tim Jerome

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  • Lila Williams

    There is a lot going on in this novel. Two plots side by side. There are so many characters you have a hard time following either plot, let alone both plots together. Fast paced and a page turner. But has some events that make it unbelievable. A sergeant goes to interview a suspect in a murder - without back up and ends up getting shot. A teenager is interviewed without a guardian present. A cop is told to stay away from suspects and repeatedly has contact with them. There is a volatile hostage situation and instead of calling for silent arrival swat team or hostage negotiation team, three cops take it on themselves - a stupid move. Unbelievable but well written and a good read.

  • Margo

    Good mystery, interesting characters, and reasonably welll written. All in all a good listen for the commute!

  • Jean

    This book has two stories going on side by side. One a case Beau is working on the other is the problems in his ex-partner Peters life. I must say that I had the cold case figured out but I was take by surprise at the ending of the Peter case. This book introduced us to new partner "Mel". The pace moved right along and also had a bit of humor tuck into the story.