Story Plant paperback
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: June 14, 2011
“I really enjoy the style of Laurel Dewey’s writing. Her characters are strong and interesting, and her protagonist, Jane Perry is just plain gutsy. If you enjoy murder mysteries full of suspense with just a bit of the paranormal, you will enjoy her work. Revelations would make a great book club choice and a great addition to your library.”
The small, upscale Colorado town of Midas had barely registered on Sergeant Detective Jane Perry’s radar before her former boss and current colleague told her she needed to join him there for a case. All she knew was that it was a long way from Denver – both in terms of physical distance and sensibility. Jacob Van Gorden, the fifteen-year-old son of a prominent area businessman, has disappeared, and all signs point to his abductor being Jordan Copeland, a man who committed a similar crime decades ago. There are indications that Jacob is still alive, so the clock is ticking, but as Jane investigates Copeland, she begins to have doubts about his guilt. And at the same time, she begins to uncover trails of devastating – and even deadly – secrets all around Midas.
Meanwhile, Jane must deal with two considerable secrets of her own. One hits her like a left cross before she leaves Denver, and the other creeps up on her from the most unlikely of places. On top of this, Hank Ross, owner of a bar in Midas, has somehow managed to find a way beneath Jane's armor-plated defenses, forcing her to contend with feelings she hasn't allowed to surface for a very long time.
Revelations is the most powerful and personal Jane Perry novel yet. Teeming with the passions and ambiguities that make Laurel Dewey so compelling to read, it is a breathtaking story of mysteries revealed and withheld.
Read an interview with Laurel Dewey here.
Listen to Laurel reading the first chapter of Revelations here.
“Fantastic reading – once I began Revelations I didn't want to put it down and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a well-written and fast-paced mystery thriller. Laurel Dewey has become one of my favorite writers in this genre and I'll be eagerly awaiting her next book.”
– Tell Me a Story
“Revelations is one of the most intriguing crime novels I've read this year. Jane is a flawed, but fascinating character. And, the mystery is complex and absorbing.”
– Lesa’s Book Critiques
“Revelations is a mystery filled with suspense and intrigue with a touch of paranormal. Once you pick it up, you won’t put it down until you know the truth.”
– Thoughts in Progress
“I don't know if Laurel Dewey is as widely known as Dean Koontz or James Patterson, but if she isn't she is definitely able to hold her own against the big boys. Her Jane Perry novels are written skillfully and engagingly making you constantly wonder what is going to happen next. I highly recommend this novel, as well as the first two Jane Perry novels (Protector and Redemption) to mystery-lovers worldwide.”
– Literary R&R
“I love Jane Perry…. Laurel Dewey is definitely an author to read if you like a good mystery with interesting characters!”
– Black Diamond’s Book Reviews
“This was a great thriller. It kept me turning pages past my bedtime and beyond.”
– A Room Without Books is Empty
“A fabulous mystery novel that had me wanting to keep reading...and reading...and reading!”
– Confessions of a Real Librarian
“With Revelations, Laurel Dewey is now among the best thriller authors I've read. The third in the series has an even more interesting and a truly mind-boggling case. Shocking family secrets, baffling riddles and clues and an abductor who seems to be adept at playing mind games – all these make this book hard to put down.”
– My Love Affair with Books
“This was a great mystery…. I thought the ending was perfect.”
– One Day at a Time
“If you like to hunker down with a great mystery book, then you won’t want to miss this one!”
– Wakela Runen’s World
“I VERY highly recommend this book. The writing is incredible. The amazing writing and descriptions really made me feel everything that Jane was feeling. I was really blown away by the writing in this one. It’s a great crime thriller, with intense suspense, strange small town characters, and even a little romance. I LOVED the ending and I’m really hoping for more Jane Perry novels!”
– Life in Review
“Like the last Jane Perry novel, I had trouble putting this down! It's very hard to remember that it's only a story - it just draws you into it's depth.”
– Hott Books
“If you’re seeking a story that will keep you hanging on the edge and more importantly, a mystery you won’t figure out half way through the story, then this work of fiction will not disappoint.”
– Meaningful Writings
“The attention to the characters, detail, and the ominous sense of horror pervading the read will have you reading this one well into the night. This is one that I would definitely recommend to mystery and thriller lovers everywhere.”
– Lost for Words
“I hadn't read a good ol' mystery novel in a really long time, and boy oh boy, did Revelations satisfy my cravings.”
“This is a mystery of great depth and very intricate prose.”
– Pick of the Literate
“Start reading early because you won't be able to put the book down! Even if you have not read any of the other Jane Perry novels, this one very much stands on it's own but will have you running to the bookstore to find the others. Excellent mystery, high suspense, great writing and wonderful characters! Highly recommended!”
– Reading, Reading and Life
“There are plenty of interesting characters and a top notch mystery that kept me flipping the pages. I found this a book that I couldn't put down and even though it’s 464 pages I found myself zooming through it to get to the conclusion.”
– WV Stitcher
Bookreporter says, “Laurel Dewey has definitely earned a place in any discussion of the top mystery authors of the present day.” Over the years, the creative team at The Story Plant has been involved in the development of many of the suspense genre’s brightest stars. When we first read national bestselling author Laurel Dewey, we knew we were meeting a writer with as much storytelling energy and raw emotional power as any we’d encountered. Readers share our enthusiasm, writing rhapsodically about their experiences with her novels and their emotional connection with Dewey’s unforgettable main character, Detective Jane Perry. Meanwhile, Dewey's standalone novel, Betty's (Little Basement) Garden will let you see the world in a completely different way, and Dewey can even help you grow healthier plants.