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Protector Paperback – Large Print, January 21, 2013
Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
Denver Homicide Detective Jane Perry is a hard-nosed, no-nonsense cop who is on the verge of a breakdown. She was physically abused by her father years ago, and the emotional turmoil from that abuse keeps rearing its ugly head. It has driven Jane to the bottle, and she has separated herself from everyone who tries to get close to her. When her latest case ends in the death of an innocent child, Jane doesn't know how much more she can take.
Suddenly Jane finds herself in the middle of another case where a young girl's life is in danger. Emily Lawrence's parents have been brutally murdered, and Emily is the only witness to the crime. As Jane and Emily draw closer together, they discover that they share an uncanny psychic connection that neither can explain.
As Jane takes on the role of Emily's personal protector, she begins to discover the ugly truth behind the murder of Emily's parents. Jane must now put her life on the line as Emily's protector while she finds a way to bring justice to the killer who wants Emily dead.
Laurel Dewey spins a fantastic suspense yarn, but this story is driven by the relationship of Jane and Emily. Jane finds hope and redemption through her connection to Emily, and Emily's character is captivating as she slowly chips away the wall that Jane has built around her emotions.
This is a story that will tug at your heartstrings, and Dewey reminds us of the importance of family and relationships.
Armchair Interviews says: This is an outstanding beginning to what is sure to be a successful writing career for Laurel Dewey.
I was very impressed this was a debut novel and as a person who is an avid reader, it takes something really special to grab me in and keep me there.
The characters were well developed, the plot had twists and turns. I felt myself really connecting to Jane and to Emily.
A few issues I did have with the graphic nature of the crime scenes, but to be fair, with the characters represented as they were, the reader should expect nothing less. Also the language is as graphic as the scenes, so be aware anyone who may be sensitive to this.
One scene I think the book could have done without is one with Jane and Emily where they are fighting. Folks who have read the book will know which scene I mean. That really bothered me as this little girl is nine for goodness sakes and had been through so much. I hated Jane for a bit after that scene.
Emily exhibited a super human type of strength...not sure a nine year old is capable of. I have a nine year old
and cannot imagine him handling the situations in any way, shape or form as she did.
Overall, I was impressed and will try her again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
right up to the end.. Love this author. Jane the main character is one who keeps you guessing from page to page.Published 3 months ago by Shirley
When the killer makes a bold attempt on Emily's life, Jane is chosen as the child's sole protector. However, Jane's disturbing visions continue and seem to portend a tragic end to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Larrabee
Was ready to quit after 20 pages or so. Kept trudging through another 20 pages and I'm glad I did. Once the action picked up, I did not want to stop ready. Read morePublished 13 months ago by LuAnn Schindler
The basic story of this is good and i would give it more stars but most of the characters are continually dropping the "f-bomb" which to me is a lack of creative writing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. Olsen
This was an excellent book. I could hardly put it down or wait to get back back to it. It is spell binding and poignant. A definite must if you like excitement and mystery.Published 17 months ago by Patricia