Saturday, March 2, 2013

Knowing Book Review

This is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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 seventeen 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.
This book was packed with action from the very get go and never let up all the way to the end. I wasn't too thrilled how it ended because you know, you want your stories to end well and when they don't, it's a bummer. But, in between is filled with all sorts of enemies out to get Harlan who accidently steals her car to get away with while she has gone to the bathroom.

She finally does catch up with it to discover that it is Harlan Kipple who stole her car. How does she know his name, well, she's a Homicide Detective and he just escaped from police custody for the murder of a call girl. Thing is, though, Jane knows he's innocent. She was just on a bus to go visit her sister because her car got stolen and she sits next to a girl who is scared out of her mind.

When she learns that Jane is a cop, she spills the beans about this setup to frame Harlan for the murder of the call girl. For some odd reason, Jane immediately feels sick and has to get off the bus to go throw up and while she is behind a boulder doing just that, the whole bus explodes! Jane realizes then that the girl is telling the truth and that the men she was afraid of were standing there smoking a cigarette watching it burn.

So, what does Jane do? She quickly throws her Driver's License in with all the chaos and quickly leaves the bus terminal and starts walking towards the direction she saw her car going. It is a few miles down the road in a secluded area that she spots her car thru all the trees and shrubs and when she gets closer, the man is on the ground, praying or trying to figure out what to do. When he turns around, Jane gets the shock of her life, it's Harlan Kipple!

There will be alot of suprises in this story and it doesn't stop til the end so you gotta keep up with them because the events unfold very fast and very quick and yes there are a few nut jobs along the way. And all of this is because 19 months ago, Harlan Kipple got a new heart from a donor who was brain dead. But the man who died is not finished with his task and he leads Harlan and Jane straight into the fire storm to get the truth of why he was killed and who did it and why do they want Harlan so bad?

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.  


CMash said...

I'm so happy you liked this read. I read it and loved it. It definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat!! Thank you for sharing. Great review and post.

Gala said...

I like that they always support me

Gina @ Hott Books said...

I'm reading this now and just can't seem to put it down!

Kylie Carlson said...

That they have the same sense of humor as me! Kylie carlson

Megan Parsons said...

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