Death Benefits

Alternate cover edition.Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action, and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a desperate man who will do anything to keep his secret safe Late one night, a car burns on a lonely rural road, and the discovery of a body charred beyond recognition in the driver s seat sets in motion a series of deadly events.Alternate cover edition.Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action, and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a desperate man who will do anything to keep his secret safe Late one night, a car burns on a lonely rural road, and the discovery of a body charred beyond recognition in the driver s seat sets in motion a series of deadly events And when the wife of the supposedly deceased driver demands her husband s million dollar life insurance payout before the autopsy can be completed, fraud investigators Julia Jackson and Mark Vincent must determine exactly how the victim died and at whose hands As Julia and Vincent tangle with angry suspects, another man is working behind the scenes to sever his connection to the body by any means necessary Soon Julia and Vincent realize they are not dealing with an average death benefits scam, but with a potential serial killer 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.
Death Benefits Alternate cover edition Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a desperate man who will do anything to keep his secret s

  • Title: Death Benefits
  • Author: J.W. Becton Jennifer Becton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 386
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    1. DOI Special Agent Julie Jackson is once again partnered with Special Agent Mark Vincent and quite happy about the pairing. They are not so thrilled with the probable insurance fraud that arises when a body is found in a burned out older model car and the presumed widow files for her husbands life insurance within 15 minutes of being notified of his death. Something doesn't feel right. As a matter of fact something doesn't feel right every way they turn: the burn patterns in the car, the morticia [...]

    2. Enjoying the characters I really like the character development in book 2 - as I am contemplating book 3 download my only concern is each book spending the first few chapters placing almost the same exact paragraphs to explain her motivation in continuing to search for her sisters attacker. I’m sure it’s great for a person who doesn’t start with book 1 - but I’m not a huge fan of the repetition we will see. Otherwise the plot stands alone and was a good pace, and I am really enjoying how [...]

    3. The real test of a series is not the first book, but the second. The first book is an appetizer; the second leads us to the main course. I have three questions in mind when I start a sequel:1. Does the theme of the series work for more than one book? (Insurance fraud leading to murder, in this case.)2. Do the continuing story arcs make sense and hint at events yet to come?3. Will the characters we got to know in book one develop in ways that keep us interested?I’m happy to report that Death Be [...]

    4. Death Benefits is the second book in Becton’s Southern Fraud Thriller series I read the first book, Absolute Liability and loved it so I’ve been waiting impatiently for the follow up. The Southern Fraud series centers on Special Investigator Julia Jackson who works for the Georgia Department of Insurance, and just like in Absolute Liability I found it easy to identify with Julia. She’s smart and capable, but she doesn’t try to be super woman and solve all the world’s problems on her ow [...]

    5. Becton hits readers with another thriller. Starting with page one, the reader is dropped right into the action. From imagery to characters and banter, Becton continually gains and keeps her reader’s attention. I was so absorbed in the investigation, I found myself taking mental notes as I tried to uncover this mystery alongside the special agents. As the climax approached, I was right there in the action with Julia and Vincent. When a dead body is discovered, special agents Julia Jackson and M [...]

    6. Becton hits readers with another thriller. Starting with page one, the reader is dropped right into the action. From imagery to characters and banter, Becton continually gains and keeps her reader's attention. I was so absorbed in the investigation, I found myself taking mental notes as I tried to uncover this mystery alongside the special agents. As the climax approached, I was right there in the action with Julia and Vincent.When a dead body is discovered, special agents Julia Jackson and Mark [...]

    7. Better than the first book, though still not a must-read. Things that drove me insane - I get that she is all "I don't care about my looks, my job requires me to look frumpy!" But the constant obsession with not putting on a shirt that is too low-cut or buying something the least bit sexy that might accidentally get worn to work got really old. When she ends up in a tank-top late in the book and finds herself all blushy about it? Had to roll my eyes at that one. But! That is clearly a nitpicky i [...]

    8. I’ve been looking forward to reading Death Benefits, Becton’s second book in her Southern Fraud Thriller series and here it is! Hurray! After reading Absolute Liability I was hooked! On this case, Julia and Vincent are together again, investigating a death benefits claim. The deceased is Theodore Vanderbilt, his body has been badly burn in a car accident. But something’s not right here and red flags are going up everywhere. Vincent and Julia are sent out to investigate. Along the way they [...]

    9. First of all, let me state once more, this book is a murder mystery thriller and not a cozy murder mystery. There is adult content and blood and gore and it is appropriate for this book. Not one for the sensitive to pick up.I really enjoyed this thriller. The opening chapter is written by the offender and it chills you. Then we next are reunited, if you read the first book, with our Department of Insurance Special Agents, Julia Jackson and Mark Vincent as they go after a possible 'death benefits [...]

    10. Jennifer Becton does it again! If you, like me, grew up loving 'Murder She Wrote' or are currently one of thousands obsessed with the onslaught of CSI type shows, this is for you! ****Spoiler Alert****In Death Benefits, we pick up with Julia Jackson just a few weeks after the conclusion of Absolute Liability. She's recovering from her wounds & ready to get back into her life as an investigator with the Department of Insurance. To her surprise, Mark Vincent is back as well, and the two are pa [...]

    11. Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action, and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a bevy of desperate peopleand one man who will do anything to keep his secret safe. Late one night, a car burns on a lonely rural road, and the discovery of a bodycharred beyond recognitionin the drivers seat sets in motion a series of deadly events. And when the wife of the supposedly deceased driver demands her husbands million-dollar life insurance policy payout before the au [...]

    12. I actually was able to download from KOB, so that worked.I loved the book and how Julia and Mark continued to peel away at each other, even if it was not by choice. The issues they face are so outstanding. But so real at the same time. I just hope that Tricia can continue the path she is on, her pain is so real. Julia does not need another Tripp, but she needs someone and I feel that Mark is just the person for her. Her family is a mess and Mark is also a mess, but I think together they can heal [...]

    13. I enjoyed this book and would give it 3 1/2 stars if the app allowed. This was a fun, easy read with a strong female lead character and various quirky, interesting people, and a strong plot.What was a pleasant surprise was the emphasis on character development, even beyond the main characters. All of the characters were real and believable.I know nothing about insurance, but I couldn't put the book down when I finally got to all the action and the eye-opening info about insurance fraud. The insu [...]

    14. I would give this book 3 1/2 stars.It's a light, catchy mystery book to read. It makes for good entertainment while you are in the car waiting for your kid to finish some activity. I have to say I guessed the bad guy before it was spelled out. Lately, I have been reading a lot of books with leading female characters! I'm looking forward to the third installement in this Southern Fraud Thrilles series, it comes out this November.

    15. really good mystery. very good plot with many plot threads. this is the second time I read this book. I finished it the first time several months ago. I like to reread books to see if they are really good. I read a lot of books and most serve to keep my mind occupied and that is enough. when I reread a book and it stills keeps me interested I know it is a really good book

    16. The characters are definitely Becton's strength, with the possible exception of Mark Vincent (whose role is almost stereotypically apparent even from the start). They feel like real people with real problems.The viewpoint shift between third and first person just didn't work for me. The third person writing seemed stilted, and didn't meet the bar set during the rest of the book.

    17. I liked this book more than that the first one in the series. The stakes are much higher and it's interesting to see her relationship grow with Mark Vincent as well as seeing her make progress with her sister's case. The murders were pretty gruesome though, probably not the best thing to read before going to bed!

    18. This is the second in the Southern Fraud series about an insurance investigator in Georgia. It is a fun read with an interesting mystery plot.Not serious reading ,but sometimes that is just what you need.

    19. Story of Julia Patterson and her partner, Mark Vincent, who work for Dept of Insurance. They are trying to solve an insurance fraud case. Julia's own past of dealing with her sister's rape many years and the sparks that exist but are not acted upon all add to the story. Kept my attention.

    20. The second book in this series expanded my love of Becton's writing style. We now have at least the beginning of a possible love interest and a reliable H. The presentation of the villain was a bit OTT, but didn't hurt the book. Still waiting for that third book.

    21. This book was billed as something for lovers of the tv show Castle and while it wasn't quite as funny, it was a pretty satisfying mystery. Liked the character of Julia Jackson and look forward to some more.

    22. I really like this series! It's action packed with decent characters and I enjoy that the story carries on from book to book! Looking forward to book 3 and then the other 3 still to be written in the series!

    23. I have wonderful works of literature from the American canon waiting for me to pick them up--and I will soon--but I've been in a mood for good whodunits featuring likeable LEOs and other characters. This series fits the bill; glad I found it. And the ending of this one

    24. Another surprisingly good Kindle freebie! I haven't read the first one, but I think I got the full story from this one. Need to read #3.

    25. I am really enjoying this series so far. I am hoping with the next installment that the two main characters act on the chemistry between them so that there is a bit of romance in the storyline.

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