“Jane Perry is one messed-up, foul-mouthed cop. Too many F bombs to be an enjoyable read. ”2manyhobbies wrote this review Sunday, February 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While there was a few situations that were hard to believe, this did not distract as I was taken by the story. Jane, the main character, is making bad decisions about her life and is hitting rock bottom as a disfunctional alcoholic, with not intention of getting out of it. Even though there was nothing to like about her at first, I got really attached to her character as I learned more about what got her there. I also enjoyed the relationship development between her and Emily.
I have found this to be well-written. From a mystery perspective, all the lose ends got tied up at the end and there were enough clues throughout the book to seen where this was leading. From an emotional perspective, there is no closure in this book, but understandably, this is the first of a series.
I intend to read the next ones in the series ”
“Just could not get into this book. Perhaps it was the writing style, but it didn't hold my attention. Didn't finish it.”Charis H wrote this review Thursday, October 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I would say 3.5 stars I knew who did it right away, although they did make me wonder a little bit....”Deb M wrote this review Tuesday, April 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fast paced novel with a good plot quite graphic deals with a paranormal ability to solve crimes”Lynn F wrote this review Friday, January 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful "whodunit" novel. This book kept me on the edge of my seat! It was my first Dewey book and I immediately sought out more of her books to read.”Daniel H. Wieczorek wrote this review Wednesday, October 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was ok. I really didn't like the character of Jane. Although she went through alot when she was younger by the hands of her father, I still found her to be obnoxious. The last few chapters were the best and really picked up. Before then, I started to get bored and almost decided not to finish it.”BDL10238790 wrote this review Monday, October 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Juvenile writing. Interesting in bits but the ending was rubbish”Tejas wrote this review Friday, September 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Laurel Dewey weaves an interesting storyline in her novel Protector. Jane Perry is a hard-working detective who has problems of her own. She is dealing with the murder cases of what seems to be average, everyday family members. But as the plot gets more involved, so does Jane's role. Her character is well-developed, and I like how Dewey used little Emily to actually help Jane see more about herself and her own shortfalls. The language used is harsh at times but not surprising for the characters in the story. Like it or not...it seemed to be a part of them.
All in all I enjoyed this book and the rollercoaster ride I was on while I read it. Dewey did a great job at making me want to get my own revenge on a few of the characters in the story. You must read the book yourself to find out who...I'm sure you'll want to plot your revenge for them too!
Lisa Tortorello - author of My Hero, My Ding