Protector by Laurel Dewey

By Laurel Dewey

This is the gut-wrenching, heartrending tale of hard-bitten Denver murder detective Jane Perry and nine-year-old Emily Lawrence. Emily has witnessed the homicide of her mom and dad — murders specialists think have ties to a bigger wave of crime. yet Emily can’t bear in mind something in regards to the killings. whilst the murderers come after Emily, Jane’s boss sends the 2 of them to a distant city in Colorado. There, Jane, who doesn’t have a maternal bone in her physique, needs to pose as Emily’s mom and function her protector. while, she must aid Emily slowly consider the devastating occasion with no traumatizing her additional. And whereas she does so, the killer is last in . . . .Protector marks the debut of Jane Perry, an immensely incorrect, completely sympathetic personality. she is going to surprise you, confound you, astonish you, and finally grip your soul.

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You’re weak! ” “No. That’s not true,” David responded unconvincingly. “It is true! You fantasized about what it would feel like to be accepted by people who lived on the edge. You got off on that fantasy. ” David covered his face again. “Maybe. ” Patricia lunged toward her husband, leaned down and forcefully pulled his hands away from his face. “When the connection was made,” she continued with a slow, angry cadence, “between the two of you and they saw the kind of close relationship you had, did you ever once consider the implications of what could happen?

She) offers up a tale of a connection between woman and child that will break your heart, a mystery that will challenge your intellect, and the promise of redemption that will remind you to hope. A beautiful and deeply satisfying novel . ” —New Mystery Reader Magazine “Hang on for a fast-paced thriller that will grip you first page to last! Protector is an extremely fast-paced, page-turning, jaw-clenching story. The reader is pulled into living the story with the characters. ” —Fresh Fiction “Laurel Dewey makes an impressive debut with Protector, a gripping thriller that goes far beyond the requirements of the suspense/crime genre to provide penetrating psychological insight into the human condition.

Emily started to turn when she stopped and looked down at her parents. ” “I love you, too. ” Patricia said. Emily looked at her father’s eyes; they were sad and pitiful. It was the same look she saw when he drank himself into a stupor and stared into nothingness. A sense of helplessness welled up inside the child. “I love you, Daddy,” she whispered. David put his fingers to his lips, kissed them and blew the kiss toward Emily. ” Emily paused, freezing the moment in her memory, then walked back into her bedroom, closing the door behind her.

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