Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review - Revelations by Laurel Dewey

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: The Story Plant (June 14, 2011-Kindle/July 28, 2011 - paperback)
  • Source:  Pump Up Your Book

About Laurel Dewey

Laurel Dewey
Laurel Dewey was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the author of two nonfiction books on plant medicine, a Silver Spur nominated Western novella, hundreds of articles, two previous Jane Perry novels, Protector andRedemption, and the Jane Perry novella, An Unfinished Death. She lives in Western Colorado with her husband.
To find out more about Laurel and her books visit:http://www.laureldewey.com

About Revelations

The small, upscale Colorado town of Midas had barely registered on Sergeant Detective Jane Perry’s radar before her former boss and current colleague told her she needed to join him there for a case. All she knew was that it was a long way from Denver — both in terms of physical distance and sensibility. Jacob Van Gorden, the fifteen-year-old son of a prominent area businessman, has disappeared, and all signs point to his abductor being Jordan Copeland, a man who committed a similar crime decades ago. There are indications that Jacob is still alive, so the clock is ticking, but as Jane investigates Copeland, she begins to have doubts about his guilt. And at the same time, she begins to uncover trails of devastating – and even deadly – secrets all around Midas.
Meanwhile, Jane must deal with two considerable secrets of her own. One hits her like a left cross before she leaves Denver, and the other creeps up on her from the most unlikely of places. On top of this, Hank Ross, owner of a bar in Midas, has somehow managed to find a way beneath Jane’s armor-plated defenses, forcing her to contend with feelings she hasn’t allowed to surface for a very long time.
Revelations is the most powerful and personal Jane Perry novel yet. Teeming with the passions and ambiguities that make Laurel Dewey so compelling to read, it is a breathtaking story of mysteries revealed and withheld.
Read an Excerpt here: Pump Up Your Book.com
My Review:
This is the second book that I have read by Laurel Dewey.  I have definitely seen growth in her writing!

Sergeant Detective Jane Perry is at it again.  This time she is trying to solve the case of a boy, Jake Van Gorden, who was attempting suicide, but then got kidnapped in the process. Something just seemed strange about that.  Clues are being sent to the boy's family and the police about the boy's disappearance.  Jane is thinking it's the boy who is setting the whole thing up and he is trying to get some money out of his parents, but there are not any ransom requests.

I love Jane Perry.  She doesn't hold anything back.  She tells things like they are and is not afraid at all to speak her mind.  She gets these weird feelings that seem to lead her to things that might give her clues.  Also, she smells things (like flowers) that seem real, but then they go away.  I love the mystical part of Jane Perry!  She does have a secret about herself though that nobody knows.  

I like this quote from Jane:
"It's the little things, you know?  People are always looking at the elephant in the room and I'm always looking at the peanut." p.36

I was very surprised about who the kidnapper was and the reason for the kidnapping.  There were also some other surprises at the end!

I recommend this mystery book for sure!  It is quite a long read, but very good! Laurel Dewey is definitely an author to read if you like a good mystery with interesting characters!

My Rating:

4/5 diamonds -  Great Mystery! - Recommend!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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1 comment:

  1. Very cool that you have seen growth in the author's writing and I'm sure she will appreciate that ever so much!!