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- DescriptionAfter the life-altering ending in the third Jane Perry thriller, Revelations, Jane Perry takes time off from the job to find the missing part of herself she never knew existed. But her journey is quickly hijacked when a wanted criminal, Harlan Kipple, steals her car. Kipple--accused of the heius murder of a prostitute in a seedy motel--is on the run and desperate to stay that way. Jane's personal plans take a backseat as she tracks down her stolen ride and discovers through an unusual source that Kipple may be incent and is being framed by a nefarious group. When she trails Kipple and confronts him, every belief she ever had about this world and the next is put to the test. Kipple, who by his own admission is t the brightest bulb in the box, received a heart transplant seventeen months ago. His life changed from the moment he woke up in the recovery room. In fact, he's t so sure where he ends and his heart takes over. As strange as that sounds to her, Jane cant deny what she witnesses after spending just two days with Kipple. It becomes clear that thing is what it appears as Jane is drawn into a deep rabbit hole with dark webs and darker crevices that force her to operate on the other side of the law. With the police hot on Kipple's tail and a devious faction intent on finding him first, Jane is caught in the middle and realizes that solving this crime could have fatal consequences. With themes as diverse as immortality, regeneration, resurrection, transformation and death, author Laurel Dewey tackles this latest Jane Perry vel with originality and plenty of suspense. Finding yourself, takes on a whole new meaning in KNOWING.
- Author BiographyAN INTERVIEW WITH LAUREL DEWEY ABOUT KNOWING KNOWING has more of a high-octane thriller edge to it than the other books in the Jane Perry series. Why did you choose to go that direction for the fourth book in the JP series? The story really demanded it. From the first chapter, the chase begins and it doesn't end until the last few pages. The dark element in the main story is always hovering close by, making life tenuous for Jane. So, yes, this book definitely has a constant undercurrent of tension and malevolence in it. But the core of the book is about the heart--the physical, emotional and spiritual heart--so I think that balances out the fast-paced story elements. You've said that this book was tough to write at times. Why was that? Again, it was the story I chose to write. The plotline deals with a former interstate truck driver, Harlan Kipple, who is framed for the gruesome murder of a prostitute in a motel room. Kipple's past is unusual because he received a life-saving heart transplant nineteen months prior to the murder set-up. Ever since his transplant, he hasn't been the same. Kipple believes he is taking on the memories and lifestyle choices of his donor. And some of those memories are shockingly brutal. I don't want to give too much away, but as the story unfolds, Jane begins to uncover extremely troubling information regarding a certain powerful group and their connection to Kipple. It was that part of the book that was difficult to both research and write. So, I set the book aside, got some much needed perspective, and came back to it with a different outlook that retained the same grittiness but was much more forgiving. As gritty as it is, this book is definitely very spiritual on many levels and involves a plot point three-quarters of the way into the story that you certainly don't see in other thriller/mystery novels. Without giving away the big moment, how did you decide to go with that story angle? Knowing is about the heart and the mind and how they intertwine. Do you listen to your heart or your head when you need to make a major decision? Does your heart rule or does your head? Is it possible to find a balance and integrate the two? Then the question becomes, who is really in charge of your thoughts? Are you or your beliefs being controlled by another faction that you don't even know exists? These are the themes I explored and I did so because I wanted readers to really stop and ask themselves if their beliefs belong to them or if they are filtered to them through other sources who might not have their best interests in mind. This is an extremely spiritual book but it's not religious. I'm personally more interested in the bigger questions: destiny, free will, the mind's full potential, death and transformation. And this story has every single one of those elements in it. As for the big moment in the book where all the clues come together, I hope it makes people really think and observe this world with a keener eye. There are symbols around us that we maybe aren't aware of that have deeper meaning and might be pointing us toward a different perspective. I also hope after reading the book, that readers do their own research and delve into the mental frontier that is at the center of Knowing. Where did you get the idea to have a character that feels as if his donor's heart is speaking to him? It's actually based on true-life cases where heart transplant patients report strange changes in their likes and dislikes after surgery. It's not talked about freely but it's a verified side effect for some people who undergo a heart transplant. I just took that reality and magnified it into a fictional story. How'd you come up with the name Harlan Kipple? I needed to name this guy and I literally was down to the wire to start the book and had no name picked out that fit him. Then my husband and I took a road trip to Denver and while driving west on I-70, we passed two highway signs. The first one w
- Author(s)Laurel Dewey
- PublisherThe Story Plant
- Date of Publication20/12/2012
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationStamford
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Story Plant
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight554 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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