Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Revelations by Laurel Dewey

The disappearance of the 15-year-old son of a prominent businessman brings SergeantRevelations Detective Jane Perry to the small town of Midas, CO.

It appears the teenager has been abducted by Jordan Copeland, who committed a similar crime decades ago. Signs lead Jane to believe the boy may still be alive so she races against the clock to find him.

The more Jane investigates Copeland as the abductor, the more doubts she begins to have. Copeland is intelligent, but tends to use riddles and creates his own truths. Along the way Jane also finds deadly secrets all around the upscale town.

While dealing with the case, Jane is also faced with terrifying news on a personal level. To complicate matters, she has to contend with feelings she had suppressed for ages.

This is the third Jane Perry novel, but is a stand alone book. Author Laurel Dewey has written this story with a more personal twist for Jane, but still a force to be reckoned with where her investigation is concerned.

REVELATIONS is a mystery filled with suspense and intrigue with a touch of paranormal. Once you pick it up, you won’t put it down until you know the truth.

Revelations by Laurel Dewey, The Story Plant, @2011, ISBN: 978-0984190553, Paperback, 464 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the author’s blog tour and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

Have you read any Jane Perry novels? What are your thoughts on adding a touch of paranormal to a investigation?


  1. I have not read any of these and I'm wondering--why not?

    Thanks for the review!

  2. Mason - Thanks for this review. Isn't it interesting how one person becomes the obvious suspect because she or he already committed a crime, or for some other reason. But of course, in a good mystery, it's never that simple and it sounds as though this story has several levels. Intriguing!

  3. Something else to add to my reading pile!

  4. I haven't read Jane Perry, but it looks like she's put some great twists in this story.

  5. This sounds intriguing to me. Thanks for the review, Mason.

  6. How did I miss these novels?
    Thanks for the review.

  7. I have not read any of the books by this author- though it does sound interesting!

  8. Excellent, a mystery with good suspense and a bit of paranormal, it certainly seems like it would be a good read. I wasn't aware of Laurel Dewey but I'll check her out now.

  9. Great review. I've never read a mystery with paranormal mixed in, but this one sounds really good.

  10. Wow - I'm intrigued. I don't mind a bit of paranormal to add to the mix!

  11. Hi Mason .. love a mystery - and Jane Perry sounds an interesting sleuth .. I must remember Laurel Dewey's name .. thanks - Hilary

  12. Mason, I've read all of Laurel Dewey's books in the Jane Perry series and the latest one, REVELATIONS, is just outstanding. You asked about how adding the paranormal twist to a crime thriller works. Well, with Dewey's books, it works beautifully. The mystical element is not the dominant part of the story but it intertwines so easily and realistically that the reader is just spellbound. I SO endorse this spectacular series!


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