Monday, April 25, 2011

Redemption by Laurel Dewey

Redemption Redemption by Laurel Dewey

From After a series of life-changing events, detective Jane Perry has resigned from the Denver Police Department. Trying to make a living as a private investigator, she finds her past haunting her at every turn and old demons rising up to torment her.

Then Jane meets Kit Clark, a woman who wants Jane to drive with her from Colorado to Northern California in search of a man who matches the description of the killer who murdered her granddaughter many years before. Kit’s convinced that the man has started to kill again and she wants to stop him. Jane thinks the woman is crazy—especially when she discovers that she’s a New Age devotee—but Jane is desperate for work. They head on the road, gathering critical information about the killer, and themselves, along the way. Jane has recently experienced several events in her life that seem to border on the paranormal, though she is a complete skeptic in that regard. Now, those experiences come with greater frequency. And when the trail of the killer leads to a fundamentalist church, the consequences of belief and faith propel her toward a deadly confrontation.

Once again, Laurel Dewey has created a novel as rich in character as it is in suspense. Juxtaposing spirituality and religion, mission and manipulation, revenge and redemption, this powerful, taut mystery confirms the author as a top-flight storyteller and promises to resonate in your soul.
My Take:
This was the first book that I have read by Laurel Dewey.  I did not read the first book in the series but that didn't effect this story. 
The thriller part and suspense part were both good.  I did find the language a bit off putting and the whole religious aspect just left me sad.  All Christians are not like this. 
I will be reading the next book in the series because I don't think that this was a good book for me to make a judgemnt with.  I would suggest you read other reviews to make up you mind to  read or not.

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