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Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Redemption by Laurel Dewey

Redemption
Redemption (Jane Perry #2) 
by Laurel Dewey

Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published January 31st 2011 by The Story Plant
ASIN B004LLICDG
Provided by publisher & Pump Up Your Book Virtual Blog Tours for review

After a series of life-changing events, detective Jane Perry has resigned from the Denver Police Department. Trying to make a living as a private investigator, she finds her past haunting her at every turn and old demons rising up to torment her. 
                                                                                         Then Jane meets Kit Clark, a woman who wants Jane to drive with her from Colorado to Northern California in search of a man who matches the description of the killer who murdered her granddaughter many years before. Kit’s convinced that the man has started to kill again and she wants to stop him. Jane thinks the woman is crazy—especially when she discovers that she’s a New Age devotee—but Jane is desperate for work. They head on the road, gathering critical information about the killer, and themselves, along the way. Jane has recently experienced several events in her life that seem to border on the paranormal, though she is a complete skeptic in that regard. Now, those experiences come with greater frequency. And when the trail of the killer leads to a fundamentalist church, the consequences of belief and faith propel her toward a deadly confrontation.
                                                                                         Once again, Laurel Dewey has created a novel as rich in character as it is in suspense. Juxtaposing spirituality and religion, mission and manipulation, revenge and redemption, this powerful, taut mystery confirms the author as a top-flight storyteller and promises to resonate in your soul.

My thoughts:
There were a lot of chapters devoted to character building, and that was fine with me. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jane and Kit. These two characters are so completely different from each other, and I found myself hoping that they would become friends. Jane is such a strong-willed woman with so many emotional scars. Kit is a free thinking naturalist who is on the outs with her daughter. What starts out just as a paying job for Jane turns into much more. Jane finds friendship forgiveness and a killer.

Redemption is not a love story, so if that's the kind of books you read - this is not the book for you. I am a murder mystery kind of girl, and this is definitely my kind of book. Redemption is the second book by Jane Perry. I recommend that you read The Protector first.

I loved this book and can’t wait to read the third book about Sergeant Jane Perry.
I give this book 4 wine glasses

My favorite quote from the book: "Seek Contentment rather than happiness. Contentment holds water. Happiness leaks."



1 comment:

Nella Jordan said...

Brandi, I just finished "Redemption" by Laurel Dewey and fell in love with the main character, Jane Perry. I immediately ordered "Protector" (the first novel) and I'm loving it just as much. I can't wait for the third book in the series either. These would make such great movies, wouldn't they?