Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Virtual Blog Tour - Revelations by Laurel Dewey

I am always excited to get a new book to review. It is always a mystery, just like any book - who knows if it will be something I like? Revelations by Laurel Dewey was a fabulous mystery novel that had me wanting to keep reading...and reading...and reading!!

Here is a synopsis...

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.


This book is actually the third novel with Jane Perry as the main character. I must say that I have not read the other two books in the series (Protector and Redemption), and while there were a few things in the novel that came up where it would have been helpful to have read the previous two, it wasn't necessary to the story. The mystery was still gripping, the characters were still well rounded and the storyline was fabulous!!!

The characters were, like I said, very well rounded. I felt like they were very real, though a couple of them I just wanted to shake and ask WTF!! Everyone had their place in the story, and everything flowed very naturally together. It seems like everyone in town has a major secret, and no one is willing to let themselves be found out - even if it means saving Jacob. How will Jane ever find he way through all the secrets - and maybe her own??

Fabulous mystery, I highly recommend this novel!! And, if you are planning on reading this one - you should definitely check out the other two. I know I will be reading them for sure!!!

Thanks to Pump Up Your Book promotional virtual book tours for sending me a copy of this book to review!!!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like quite the page turner!