Friday, February 22, 2013

{Blog Tour - Review/Giveaway} Knowing by Laurel Dewey

ISBN #: 978-1611880496
Page Count: 394
Copyright: December 4, 2012
Publisher: The Story Plant

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

After the life-altering ending in the third Jane Perry thriller, Revelations, Jane Perry takes time off from the job to find the missing part of herself she never knew existed. But her journey is quickly hijacked when a wanted criminal, Harlan Kipple, steals her car. Kipple - accused of the heinous murder of a prostitute in a seedy motel - is on the run and desperate to stay that way. Jane's personal plans take a back seat as she tracks down her stolen ride and discovers through an unusual source that Kipple may be innocent and is being framed by a nefarious group. When she trails Kipple and confronts him, every belief she ever had about this world and the next is put to the test.

Kipple, who by his own admission is not the "brightest bulb in the box," received a heart transplant nineteen months ago. His life changed from the moment he woke up in the recovery room. In fact, he's not so sure where he ends and his heart takes over. As strange as that sounds to her, Jane cannot deny what she witnesses after spending just two days with Kipple. It becomes clear that nothing is what it appears as Jane is drawn into a deep rabbit hole with dark webs and darker crevices that force her to operate on the other side of the law. With the police hot on Kipple's tail and a devious faction intent on finding him first, Jane is caught in the middle and realizes that solving this crime could have fatal consequences.

With themes as diverse as immortality, regeneration, resurrection, transformation and death, author Laurel Dewey tackles this latest Jane Perry novel with originality and plenty of suspense. "Finding yourself" takes on a whole new meaning in Knowing.

Author Info:

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, and three other novels in her Jane Perry suspense series, Protector, Redemption, and Revelations along with the Jane Perry novelettes An Unfinished Death and Promissory Payback and the story collection Unrevealed. She is also the author of the novel Betty's (Little Basement) Garden.

Mandy's Review:

I'm about to tell you something in all honesty ... every time Jane Perry comes back in a new novel her story gets better and better. You'd think that eventually a character's story would fade and fizzle away. I have a feeling that Laurel Dewey is just getting started with her Jane Perry novels.

Here's what we know so far about Jane: she's a homicide detective, she's found out she has a half-sister in New Mexico, she's (finally) taking a vacation from her job, and she's recently found a man who loves her for who she is. Doesn't seem like a lot to learn from four novels does it? Well, these weren't written by your ordinary author.

Each novel progresses, not only, Jane's story, but also Laurel's skill as an author. She will have you thinking outside of the proverbial box and make you want to stay there. I cannot get enough of her Jane Perry series. Laurel Dewey will forever have a permanent place on my bookshelves.

By the way, you can read each of the Jane Perry novels as stand-alone novels, but I would really recommend that you start at the beginning and work your way through. I promise that the journey of getting to know Jane from the start is well worth the read.

P.S. - I know this is a short review, but I really cannot say enough good things about the author or her work. So, instead of continuing on and on or regurgitating the summary, I thought I'd just tell you how I feel and leave it at that. =)

*A paperback copy of this novel was provided by the publisher for the purposes of this tour in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. I agree with you regarding Laurel Dewey's works, they do get better and better. I have one word for "Knowing", brilliant!! Very nice post. Thank you for sharing.

  2. "What do you love most about your friends?"

    I love that my friends are very eclectic - some are artistic, others are religious, others still are married and homebodies. They all contribute to a different side of me and yet teach me stuff at the same time. I love my friends. =)

  3. I like that I can bounce ideas off from them.


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