… Jane 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.
This is one story that illustrates one of many ways I would not want to die, thank you very much. I mean, whew! It’s certainly memorable and not one for the kiddos. It’s also a story that while chock full of suspects, the final reveal will totally make you think. NO, really! Imagine you could stop a whole lot of people from being hurt or bad events from happening if just one person were removed from the picture. Could YOU justify said person or persons lives essentially being ended? It’s a fine line between right and wrong and a hard line to walk at that, but Jane Perry does it with ease. End result…a creative storyline with an all too realistic feel.
…four indelible portraits of 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 proceeded this moment complicate Jane's intentions?
This particular collection of stories reads almost like a journal or memoir as Jane Perry recounts some of her most interesting cases to date. The first leads you to a surprisingly personal reveal that connects with recent events that rocked out nation. The second, title wise is fabulous but story wise was astonishing. It really shines a light on my theory that you can’t literally be happy every second of every day without ever being upset …at least not without some MAJOR skeletons in the closet. O-O Story three, let’s just say that some will do ANYTHING to keep their secrets at bay and wow, the star of this story is REALLY pushing that to the limit. Jane however handles it more remarkably even when you aren’t quite sure where things are going. Last but not least, story four definitely puts a strong emphasis on the saying that gave it its name. My mind kept reeling on this one as I pieced together what was happening…and was still surprised in the end. (Kudos to the author on that one!)
|Author Laurel Dewey|
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