Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Blog Tour: Unrevealed/Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey
Unrevealed/Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey
The Story Plant
These are two separate books, each one is a novella.
This is a synopsis from Barnes & Noble:
Laurel Dewey’s Detective Jane Perry is quickly becoming one of the most distinctive, dynamic, and unforgettable characters in suspense fiction today. She’s rock hard, but capable of extraordinary tenderness. She’s a brilliant cop, but she’s capable of making life-altering mistakes. She’s uncannily talented, and she’s heartbreakingly human.
In Unrevealed, Dewey gives us four indelible portraits of Jane Perry:
ANONYMOUS: One of Jane's first AA meetings leads her to an encounter with a woman in need of her detection skills...and a secret she never expected to uncover.
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: Forced by her boss to speak at a high school career day, Jane meets a troubled boy and finds that his story is only the beginning of a much more revealing tale.
YOU'RE ONLY AS SICK AS YOUR SECRETS: An early-morning homicide call introduces Jane to a mystery as layered as it is unsuspected.
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM: Jane finds herself sharing a 2:00 am conversation at a downtown bar with an old acquaintance. Will the bloody night that proceeded this moment complicate Jane's intentions?
Filled with secrets disclosed and others desperately covered, Unrevealed is an absolute treat for all Jane Perry fans – four stories, all told from Jane's distinctive and unparallelled perspective.
I never read anything by this author before so this was a great introduction to her writing as well as this series. Jane Perry is a wonderful and strong female character. I always enjoy “discovering” strong female characters. She says what’s on her mind and she’s a character that readers will be cheering for. This novella was a great way to learn more about this character before reading more in this series.
Jane Perry is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a much-hated woman who mislead investors leading them to lose all their hard-earned money. There is a long list of suspects and Jane has her work cut out for her.
My thoughts – This was a great suspense. I really enjoyed trying to figure out things along with Jane. There were a couple of twists and turns, although I didn’t think the outcome was all that shocking, but it was a good mystery.
I give both stories a 4 kitty rating.
FTC Disclosure: Partners in Crime Blog Tours provided me with a copy of this book to review for the blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.