Absolute Liability

Alternate cover edition.A woman was abducted in her place Now, time is running out for Julia Jackson to save herself from the same fate A woman is taken at gunpoint from a downtown office building, and the police believe the victim is Special Agent Julia Jackson Only it isn t true Now, with the help of her new partner Mark Vincent, state fraud investigator Julia JacksoAlternate cover edition.A woman was abducted in her place Now, time is running out for Julia Jackson to save herself from the same fate A woman is taken at gunpoint from a downtown office building, and the police believe the victim is Special Agent Julia Jackson Only it isn t true Now, with the help of her new partner Mark Vincent, state fraud investigator Julia Jackson must find justice for the woman who was taken in her place As Vincent and Julia begin to unravel the multimillion dollar scam that led to the abduction, they encounter several quirky suspects, one of whom will go to desperate lengths to hide a deadly secret Things only become dangerous as bodies begin accumulating around town, and Julia must uncover the truth before the abductor comes to rectify his mistake approximately 77,000 words The six book Southern Fraud Thriller series blends gripping suspense with a hint of Southern charm and a slow burn romance.
Absolute Liability Alternate cover edition A woman was abducted in her place Now time is running out for Julia Jackson to save herself from the same fate A woman is taken at gunpoint from a downtown office building an

  • Title: Absolute Liability
  • Author: J.W. Becton Jennifer Becton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Julia Jackson is a former Mercer Police Officer. She was laid off during budget cuts and finally found work with the Georgia Department of Insurance as a fraud investigator. She finds that she really enjoys this type of work - checking on insurance companies and people with fraudulent claims. She is investigating a couple of different claims, but the big one is a wastewater treatment plant that has an employee injury suit and she also has a fire claim that is probably arson. She is working at th [...]

    2. Excellent tale of lies, deceit and greed. One bumbling mistake after the other escalates the tale from simple fraud to kidnapping, murder and the inevitable coverup. Mixed in with the main story is the protagonists quest to find justice for her family destroyed by an unknown perp who has evaded detection for years. The characters are well developed and complement each other very well. Just enough of a hint of romance to make the characters human and leave more for developing the relationships in [...]

    3. I love mysteries and thrillers. I was raised right, which means on a healthy doses of Columbo and Murder She Wrote. I am very picky about my mysteries/thrillers because so many authors either try to hard (the wise-cracking lead comes off more like someone who missed a career in standup as opposed to someone whose just quick on their feet), or don’t try hard enough (I know who dunnit by chapter 4). When I find a really good mystery I cannot put it down and that is the case with Absolute Liabili [...]

    4. What a great mystery! (And a quick read too)! To be honest, I was not sure how I would like this considering that Becton writes novels in two different genres (historical fiction & thrillers). However, this is a must read for any mystery lover. Becton's characters are true to life people one could picture in their town or amongst their acquaintance. The reader is left wondering who committed the crime until the very end! In addition to the great mystery, there is also some sexual tension bet [...]

    5. I had such high hopes for this book. It was a good read, but I really wanted the characters to be more involved with each other.

    6. A classic mystery/suspense thriller that keeps you guessing. Who thought the world of insurance fraud could ever be so cut throat. They meant to kidnap Special Agent Julia Jackson. They got the wrong person. Now it's up to Julia and her new partner Mark Vincent to figure out who is after her and why before they try again and get it right this time.This is a great start to a series. It's an entertaining and enjoyable book from start to finish. The story pulls you in almost immediately and never l [...]

    7. Received an ARC copy of Absolute Liability (Southern fraud thriller 1), by way of giveaway. About SPECIAL Agent Julia Jackson. She's in search of several things. Her sister's rapist. An abducted woman, who should have been her. A person capable of murder and mayhem. She gets paired with another Special Agent, whom soon becomes an interest for her as well.While there is a mutual interest with each other, I'm glad it was slow and not the authors focus. I definitely enjoyed watching the two become [...]

    8. Book was a quick and easy read. Kept me interested the whole time even though I was able to guess the killer about half way through. Solid 3.5 stars

    9. I enjoyed listening to this audio book. Heather Masters does a wonderful job of reading this story and bringing the characters to life. The story is the first in this series and did a great job introducing and creating the characters. Leaving room for the characters to grow. Will look forward to more in this series. I was gifted this book with the understanding I would leave an honest review.

    10. This was a solid mystery/suspense book with a touch of romance as described, but I didn't find it to be very humorous, or the characters to be quirky. There were definitely a few humorous moments, such as the spa-going habits of one of the male characters, but readers looking for a funny mystery series will be disappointed. Instead, it had a decidedly gritty feel with a well-plotted mystery involving arson, insurance fraud, kidnapping and murder.Julia is a former police officer now working for t [...]

    11. I love Jennifer Becton's work, so when I heard she had a mystery out, I bought it immediately for my holiday reading. Mysteries are hit or miss with me--more often than not, the supposedly quirky heroine is only annoying or daft. Cozy mysteries leave me wanting a little more edge, and thrillers keep me up at night. The plot is either way too predictable or the ending is such a surprise that it doesn't make sense looking back. Despite all this, I trusted Becton to navigate the perilous waters to [...]

    12. I love a good mystery. I was spoiled on Agatha Christie and Anne Perry on account of my mother when I was growing up. I was introduced to author Jennifer Becton when I read her debut novel Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Pride and Prejudice so it was with mild surprise that her next published book was a thriller, but hey if Georgette Heyer can write Regencies and then mysteries then so can Jennifer Becton.Absolute Liability: A Southern Fraud Thriller is the first in what will be a six part [...]

    13. Julia is fighting to find someone from her sisters past who tore her family apart, but in doing so, she has put her life on hold. She stopped living her life at 15 and started focusing on Tricia and how to find this person and became a police officer. When the police department downsized, she became an employee with the state department of insurance(DOI), but little known to everyone else, she took something along with her when she left the PD about her sisters case. Tripp, her boyfriend at the [...]

    14. 2 starsSynopsis: Julia used to be a cop and now works for the state insurance fraud investigators. While she is out on a coffee run, she hears that she has been abducted at gunpoint and is missing. When she gets back to the insurance company that she is investigating, she determines that one of the interns has indeed been taken. It looks like the perpetrator was after her, so Julia figures that the best way to find the missing girl is to go over all of the open cases that she has going. She is h [...]

    15. This is the first in a new mystery series and I look forward to reading the next entry.We meet Julia an insurance investigator for the Dept of Insurance in Georgia. And eventually we meet Vincent, another investigator who comes along to help "Jules". He will help her find out which of her fraud investigations might prompt someone to abduct her. Or to abduct someone they believed to be her.There is an arson investigation at a furniture store. The man suspected of that crime is a gun collector.The [...]

    16. This book lurked on my kindle from mid-November last year until last night! I wish it hadn't because I didn't realise I was missing out on an excellent read.I won't tell the story again - reviewers have repeated the synopsis many times - but what I do want to say is that this novel is unusual because it is so calm. I don't mean it is flat or slow, because it is not. However, there is an air of calmness about the plot and the characters. No one is hysterical, no one is running off half-cocked to [...]

    17. Meet Julia Jackson. Apparently, she's been abducted.A woman is taken at gunpoint from the downtown office of Southeastern Insurance, and the police believe the victim is Special Agent Julia Jackson. Only it isn't true.Now, with the help of her new partner Mark Vincent, state fraud investigator Julia Jackson must find justice for the woman who was taken in her place.As Vincent and Julia begin to unravel the multimillion-dollar frauds that led to the abduction, they encounter a cast of quirky char [...]

    18. I am going to say this book is great read.It keep you with the book the whole time i read up to 4 week and getting caought up with reviews.The author give credit to her dad and then you like the idea of the way the book is made.The book start off with a cop who get laid off of the job she held and then now she doing insurance fraud now and then hears on the radio she was kidnapped form the office but she was on a coffee and pastry run.What is going on now i got to call dad mo and my sister dam t [...]

    19. I was searching for a book to try out the lending library on amazon & came across 'Southern Liability'. I like series, I'm not going to lie, so that played in it's favor. A mystery & claims of a southern setting? Sold. It was a quick & easy read. It was sort of slow to begin with. I felt like there was some unnecessary details along the way to pad the pages I figured out the 'who-dun-it' before the book revealed it, but that's nothing new for me, so I wouldn't knock it for that. What [...]

    20. Believing this was a `semi-cozy mystery' I didn't expect well-developed characters or an intriguing plot. Sometimes, it's good to be wrong. The main character, Julia Jackson, is an insurance fraud investigator who seemed to me to be a hybrid of Stephanie Plum (Evanovich) and Jo Beth Sidden (Lanier) - the best of both. Tough at work yet a bit disjointed in her non-work life which made her an interesting character. Along comes Mark Vincent, a tight-lipped, stiff Naval reservist assigned to be Juli [...]

    21. This novel was about an Officer of the Georgia Insurance Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance. The Officer's name is Julia Jackson. Julia was a very complex person and as the book develops you get to see the motivation behind her career choices as well as her personal relationships.Julia is put on two investigations, a wastewater treatment plant and an probable arson. As she begins her investigations, she turns on her radio and learns "Julia Jackson" has been abducted. This added a very [...]

    22. This has all the markings of a series, but Jules is a different kind of heroine, she is not snarky, mean, silly, stupid, over-emotional like some others in this genre. She is everygirl and she does not act impulsively (go after known murderers all on her own, insist on staying all by herself when she is clearly in danger, turn down help from friends because of pride, etc.), and she cares about others and it shows in her actions.This is a mystery and an introduction to two interesting characters [...]

    23. This story uses the increasing trend of swapping points of view in first and third person. The bulk of the story is told in first person by the main character, the rest is in third person from the antagonist's point of view. I felt like the latter was not as well written as the former, the characters not as believable and I think the story would have worked just as well without it and just sticking to the main character's first person PoV. I also found it illogical that (view spoiler)[no one saw [...]

    24. This is the first in a series of six books centering around Insurance Fraud Inspectors Julia Jackson and Mark Vincent.The book hit the ground running with Julia hearing about her alleged kidnapping on the radio as the book begins. What follows is a very solid mystery with touches of humor and the barest hint of romance. I did figure out the guilty party early on, but the book was still enjoyable nonetheless.Loved the interaction between Julia and Vincent, and look forward to learning more about [...]

    25. An abduction gone wrong & a mistaken identity cost the lives of people related to Julia Jackson's line of work. She's an insurance fraud investigator and it seemed like she may have pissed off some people with their insurance claims. With the help of hot and manly Safety & Personal Defense Specialist Mark Vincent, Julia needed to hide somewhere else to protect herself and her loved ones. It's no easy feat, but she had to do it. And what better way to feel more secure and safer than to hi [...]

    26. Absolute Liability: A Southern Fraud Thriller: J.W. BectonCould you imagine listening to the radio and hear that you have been abducted at gunpoint? That was what happened to insurance fraud investigator Julia Jackson. From there this fast paced suspense novel grabs the listener by the scruff of the neck and says hang on tight because the ride will be bumpy. An exciting storyline would not let me go to sleep until I finished. I am hoping that the issue with her sister's past is a hint of more to [...]

    27. Loved it. I don't read very many of this type novel but I love the author's style so I tried this novel. There was just the right amount of murder mystery, romance, friendship, descriptions of scenery, feelings, dialog. The whole novel was very balanced. It doesn't end quite as expected which was a nice break. The clues given for whodunit are varied. Just who is that partner number 2 that is responsible for the abduction and murders to follow? Keeps you hanginghanginghangingI thought I had it fi [...]

    28. Despite the lighthearted cover and blurb,Absolute Liabilityis a well written, engaging, non-fluff story about a woman trying to reconcile her perceived failures while dealing with personal and familial chaos. Somehow, Jennifer Becton manages to write thiswithouthitting all the standard cliches about heroism, cops, single women, self pity, sex and the Southd somehow keeps a sense of humor at the same time. The story is gritty without descending into the easy cynicism of the usual hard boiled cop- [...]

    29. I think this was a FREE download for my NOOK--wow! Never heard of the author, never heard of the series. I was stunned when I noted it had 808 pages since it was presented and read like the typical mystery series that I enjoy, e.g Stephanie Plum books, Kinsey Milhone Books,HannahSwenson books, China Bayles books. Yeah, maybe it could've been 300 pages but it never seemed "wordy" or "padded." Liked all the characters and the plotline. Definitely glad there are, I think, four more in the series. P [...]

    30. This is my first book by this author and I have to admit I really enjoyed it. It was fairly fast paced but did quite a bit with character development-- did not have the main character hopping into bed with her hunky new partner-- but built a relationship with them-- and made you want to read the next book in the series to see if it continues. She is not perfect, but neither is he. They both have flaws but they work thru them to a really good story line. It kept me guessing for quite a while! If [...]

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