Book Review: Promissory Payback & Unrevealed by Laurel Dewey

A while ago I joined a book tour from “Partners In Crime Tours.”

About Partners In Crime Tours:

Partners In Crime Tours was founded in  2011. We are a Virtual Book Tour site that helps new, rising and popular crime/suspense/thriller/mystery authors promote their books in the virtual world. We are dedicated to helping YOU sell the books and spread the word!

Every eBook received for review on the tours for Partners In Crime is given in exchange for an honest review.

I received two eBooks called “Unrevealed” and “Promissory payback” by the author Laurel Dewey.

Book Synopsis:

In UNREVEALED, Laurel Dewey gives us four indelible portraits of Detective Jane Perry:

Anonymous:  One of Jane’s first AA meetings leads her to an encounter with a woman in need of her detection skills…and a secret she never expected to uncover.

You can’t judge a book by its cover:  Forced by her boss to speak at a high school career day, Jane meets a troubled boy and finds that his story is only the beginning of a much more revealing tale.

You’re only as sick as your secrets:  An early-morning homicide call introduces Jane to a mystery as layered as it is unsuspected.

Things aren’t always what they seem:  Jane finds herself sharing a 2:00 am conversation at a downtown bar with an old acquaintance. Will the bloody night that preceded this moment complicate Jane’s intentions?

My opinion:

Dewey seems to be a master in twisting plots and surprising story endings.  She definitely makes it more than a who-done-it;  her character Jane is a very straight forward person with a cynic, but humorous look at life events.

However, one shouldn’t mind her profanity and use of some strong language.

The writer takes you into a situation that becomes clearer while you read on, but just when you think that some pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, it turns into quite a different picture than you thought. I love that! Nothing is as boring as halfway knowing how the story is going to end.

Some stories are written in the “I”-form, which bothered me for some reason I couldn’t make out.

In Jane, Dewey has created an interesting character; someone you want to follow to know what happens next in her life and career. It makes me want to read her earlier novels. A great accomplishment, I think!

I wonder, though, how Dewey is going to continue the twisting plots, without becoming predictable in her unpredictability or boring in the expectation.

Book Synopsis:

In PROMISSORY PAYBACK  detective Jane Perry is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a woman who profited greatly from the misfortunes of others. The case leaves Jane with little question about motive… and with a seemingly endless number of suspects.

My opinion:

Promissory Payback is a very enjoyable novelette to read. It’s great getting to know Jane Perry better, how she thinks and works. The plot is very good, carefully build up and keeping you at your toes till the end.

She is without doubt an excellent writer and I hope to read more of her novels in the future!

Book Details:

  2. Number of Pages:  Promissory Payback (80); Unrevealed (94)
  3. Genre:  Suspense
  4. Publisher:  The Story Plant
  5. Publication Date:  Promissory Payback August, 2, 2011;  Unrevealed October 4, 2011
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Author Bio:

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, the Jane Perry novels, PROTECTOR,REDEMPTION, and REVELATIONS, and the Jane Perry novelette, AN UNFINISHED DEATH. She lives in Western Colorado with her husband, where she is currently working on a stand-alone novel.

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3 responses to “Book Review: Promissory Payback & Unrevealed by Laurel Dewey

  1. Thank you for a very informative post and honest review. Kudos!!

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