Book Review | Redemption
Author: Laurel Dewey
This book is a good, quick read. Once you get well into the story, you won’t want to put it down. It’s not often that I read a mystery book that I don’t know for sure who the culprit is before the end. I had several theories on this one… Too bad none of them was right.
Jane Perry is a private investigator, a former detective with the Denver Police homicide unit and a recovering alcoholic. She’s working on a drug case when her carefully laid plans fall apart. That’s when Katherine “Kit” Clark walks into her life and drops a new case into her lap. Kit is convinced that the man who killed her granddaughter has kidnapped another child and will kill her as well. Recently released from prison while waiting for a re-trial, Lou Peters is living in the small town of Oakhurst. The same town where a 12-year-old girl has just gone missing.
Kit is on a mission of personal redemption and to recapture the monster that turned her life upside down. Her granddaughter was 14 when she was taken, tortured and held for 14 days and then killed. If she’s right and Lou is following a pattern, he’ll only hold this child for 12 days before he takes her life. Following a trail of leads to a fundamentalist Christan leader, Jane finds out that Lou is a religious fanatic and may be twisting the church’s ideology to suit is own psychotic whims. When another man is arrested and it looks like Lou might be innocent, Jane has to sort through a small town’s fact and fiction to get to the truth. Time is running out and Jane has to figure out where the child is before it’s too late.
This is the second book featuring Jane Perry. The first, “Protector”, is one that I’m going to add to my list of books to look for. Laurel Dewey writes a convincing and chilling story, bound to give a mother nightmares. Heart-pounding!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*