Saturday, February 4, 2012

Death Benefits By J. W. Becton

     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! You can read my review for that here.
     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 stumble into other crimes and find themselves in some dangerous situations.
     I like the way Becton slips in a few chapters from the criminal’s point of view, without letting us know who it is. She also adds interesting characters into the mix! Who wouldn’t like the feisty Mrs. Twilley; she’s a hoot!
     I’m also enjoying the continuing side story of Julia’s personal investigation to find her sister’s rapist. It’s interesting to see what the affects of rape has done to Tricia and the rest of the family. 
     Death Benefits is an action packed thriller that puts you on an exciting path of strange twists and turns that had me wondering what was going to happen next!  It’s a great whodunit, but with just enough physical attraction between Julia and Vincent to keep the romantic in me happy!
     Another fantastic story! Now, I can’t wait until the next one At Fault. That should be out sometime this year! I can’t get enough of Vincent!   #MarkVincentfangirl 
     I give this 5 out of 5 stars! 
     ARC provided by the author.

     Buy a copy of Death Benefits here.

About the Author:

     J. W. Becton (a pseudo-pseudonym for historical fiction author Jennifer Becton) has worked for more than twelve years in the traditional publishing industry as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. Upon discovering the possibilities of the expanding ebook market, she created Whiteley Press, an independent publishing house that has sold more than 55,000 books since 2010. Absolute Liability, the first in the six-book Southern Fraud Thriller series, became an Amazon Kindle Best Seller and made the Indie Reader Best Seller list for three nonconsecutive weeks, and At Fault (Southern Fraud 3) will be out in 2012.


  1. I loved Absolute Liability and have been waiting for this one to come out. After reading your review, I can't wait to read it.

  2. Candy, thank you so much for your willingness to review Death Benefits! I am so glad you liked it and that you are still a #MarkVincentFangirl!

    Wendi, thank you for reading Absolute Liability. I hope Death Benefits proves to be equally enjoyable!

  3. Wendi, I think you're going to love it!!

    Jennifer, it really was a pleasure to read! Oh yeah! I'm a #MarkVincentFanGirl! :)

  4. I thought I heard #MarkVincentFanGirl! *Sigh* I cannot wait for At Fault! :)

  5. You ladies are too sweet! I am glad you love Vincent. I have a little crush myself. :)

  6. Ninja Gal, it is really good! Thank you for stopping by!


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