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Vale Book Club takes up crime novel in monthly meeting

Books on the Vale Book Club's reading list can be checked out at the Vale Library. (Enterprise file photo)

Members of the Vale Book Club will discuss “Lying In Wait,” a crime novel by J.A. Jance, at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 3.

The session will be at the home of Carol Spears, with Doreen deAngeles as facilitator.

The novel is Book 12 of Jance’s series featuring Detective J.P. Beaumont. In the tale, the torture death of a Seattle fisherman raises more questions than answers, uncovering evils that had remained hidden for more than half a century. The fisherman’s widow turns to an old friend, Beaumont, to free her from a web of murderous greed and terror.

The plot – complicated and fast-moving – is a . . .