Monday, June 20, 2011

Revelations by Laurel Dewey

Jane Perry is yanked from her work world as a Detective in Denver by her boss.  He tells her that she will be accompanying him to the small town of Midas.  A fifteen-year-old boy, Jake,  has been kidnapped and the police chief has requested their assistance.  The chief is an old buddy of her boss, and he has promised their help.

When they arrive, Jane quickly finds that all is not as you would expect.  The chief is openly hostile to her, and argues with each discovery she makes.  The parents don't seem to be as upset as one would expect, and even seem to be working against the police by refusing to allow Jake's picture to be put in the paper and by pulling the reward money.  They are close-mouthed and fight against any information being released about their family and it's secrets.

They are in the right place to guard secrets.  Midas is full of those with secrets and everyone is fine with that.  Those whose secrets are known are scorned.  The top suspect in the kidnapping case is Jordan Copeland.  Copeland spent more than thirty years in prison for killing a young boy, and his land abuts the bridge that was the last known location Jake visited, so he immediately falls under suspicion.  When Jane meets him, he stuns her by forming a connection with her and telling her that the case will never be solved until all the secrets are out.  Can Jane discover the truth before it is too late?

Readers of Laurel Dewey's other Jane Perry books, Protector and Redemption will be glad to read this newest episode of her work.  Jane's personality and secrets are further revealed in this book, and the secrets that make up the framework of the book are steadily uncovered without straining credulity.  This book is recommended for mystery lovers.

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