Four-star review of Taking the Fifth by J.A. Jance
I’ve enjoyed many of Jance’s novels in the past, even the ones with J.P. Beaumont as the Seattle-based protagonist. This one was very predictable, though, and far from memorable, but a good, quick read.
A few of the characters were well-developed. A few were dead before they could be, even in retrospect. Beau is flawed, and one of his flaws is how easily he’s dazzled by a woman, in this case an over-the-hill singer who’s making a comeback. Throw in a murder by high heel and what do you get?