Until Proven Guilty
by J.A. Jance
Book #1 in the J.P. Beaumont series (1985)
The little girl was only five, much too young to die — a lost treasure who should have been cherished, not murdered.
She could have been J.P. Beaumont’s kid, and the determined Seattle homicide detective won’t rest until her killer pays dearly.
But the hunt is leading Beaumont into a murky world of religious fanaticism, and toward a beautiful, perilous obsession all his own. And suddenly Beau himself is a target — because faith can be dangerous…and love can kill.
Until Proven Guilty is the a riveting tale of the very worst kind of murder and it marks the debut of Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont.