The Left-Handed Twin
A Jane Whitefield Novel
by Thomas Perry
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Pub Date 16 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2021
Rescue artist Jane Whitefield leads a deadly crime syndicate on a wild chase through the Northeast
Jane Whitefield helps people disappear. Fearing for their lives, fleeing dangerous situations, her clients come to her when they need to vanish completely—to assume a new identity and establish a new life somewhere they won’t be found. And when people are desperate enough to need her services, they come to the old house in rural western New York where Jane was raised to begin their escape.
It’s there that, one spring night, Jane finds a young woman fresh from LA with a whole lot of trouble behind her. After she cheated on her boyfriend, he dragged her to the home of the offending man and made her watch as he killed him. She testified against the boyfriend, but a bribed jury acquitted him, and now he’s free and trying to find and kill her.
Jane agrees to help, and it soon becomes clear that outsmarting the murderous boyfriend is not beyond Jane’s skills. But the boyfriend has some new friends: members of a Russian organized crime brotherhood. When they learn that Sara is traveling with a tall, dark-haired woman who disappears people, the Russians become increasingly interested in helping the boyfriend find the duo. They’ve heard rumors that such a woman existed—and believe that, if forcibly extracted, the knowledge she has of past clients could be worth millions.
Thus begins a bloodthirsty chase that winds through the cities of the northeast before finally plunging into Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness. But in a pursuit where nothing can be trusted, one thing is certain: only one party—Jane or her pursuers—will emerge alive.
About the Author: Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Jane Whitefield series, The Old Man, and The Butcher's Boy, which won the Edgar Award.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Perry for the opportunity to read and review "The Left-Handed Twin" from W. W. Norton & Company. This is the latest in the Jane Whitefield stories and the most fraught with danger.
Having read a number of the other books - and fully intending to read all those I've missed - I was eager to read the latest, and happy with NetGalley's and the publisher's approval for the opportunity.
Jane is happy with her husband and her life, but when she makes a trip to her 'safe house' to check on things, she is startled to find an intruder - someone who has been sent to her by one of her legal contacts because she needs to disappear or be in danger of death.
Against all odds, her boyfriend - who was charged with murdering a man that she cheated on him with, in her presence - has been acquitted of the murder and has set out to wreak his revenge on her. But when Jane successfully helps her disappear, the ex- teams up with a Russian mobster with a vendetta against 'the woman who makes people disappear'.
And this begins a frantic chase along the worst part of the Appalachian Trail - the Hundred Mile Wilderness of Maine; Jane is being pursued by the Russian mob, and it will take all of her skill to come out of this alive. But when she is finally captured, beaten, tortured and threatened with death, all alone Jane resorts to the ultimate means of escape.
This is possibly one of the best in the series, and highly recommended.
Glad to have Jane back. She’s matured and has a slightly different “feel” after some years away from her fans, but her skills and personality still are much appreciated as she aides another victim in distress.
It’s been many years since I’ve read a Jane Whitefield novel and I was thrilled to see this new one available. Jane is an expert at helping people disappear. They return that help when possible, providing money, legal documents, and other items that allow Jane to continue her efforts to help those in need. She is thorough and meticulous. She's currently helping a young woman who testified against her boyfriend in a murder trial. The trial doesn't go as planned, and he's released and on the hunt to kill her. To accomplish this goal, he enlists the help of a group of Russians. They’ve heard stories about a mysterious woman who makes people disappear, never to be found again, and they believe there are people who would pay millions of dollars if she were to be found. Because of this, they are willing to help the boyfriend. Jane may have met her match this time with the Russian criminals involved.
The story has action, suspense, bad guys, danger, murder and, surprisingly, a HEA when all is said and done. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Mysterious Press. This review is my honest opinion.
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The Left-Handed Twin by Thomas Perry. I absolutely am thrilled with the return of Jane Whitfield. Last year's "Eddie's Boy" was another return novel - I had never read the Butcher Boy books - but after Eddie's Boy, I read them all!
Perry is in his element and has provided Jane with up to date skills and tools for her to "hide" people who are running away from someone or something.
Jane is surprised to find a young woman at her home who is running for her life. This young girl is on the run from a boyfriend who is determined to kill her for testifying against him. Jane has her doubts, but is always true to form and helps her "run".
Their journey takes them across the country and has Jane running herself - this time from Russian criminals. Can Jane outsmart the people who want her "runner" dead or do they really want Jane herself who has a price on her head for all her years of hiding people. Perry's newest edition to this series is excellent and one not to miss!
My first novel of Thomas Perry was a Jane Whitfield book and his innovative writing and heart thurmping narrative has never disappointed me.
I loved this book and if you are a fan - read it. If you have never read any of these books - read this one, and start at the beginning of this series.
RECOMMEND - 5 stars!
Thank you NetGalley, Mysterious Press and Author for the amazing chance to read and review The Left-Handed Twin by Perry for an honest review!
This was my first Perry book. I have not read any of the other Jane Whitefield series but after reading book eight I've got to start from the beginning! Because this was an outstanding story!
This well-written and suspenseful story will grab you and have you turning the pages so quickly.
This action thriller is well written and enjoyable with an amazing group of characters.
Thomas's writing is crisp, and his characters are well-developed. I especially love the details he puts into the book simply put its amazing!
This can’t-put-down story will be the best story you've read all year!
Thank you again for the opportunity to read and review this amazing book!
I will post to my Goodreads, Facebook and Bookstagram accounts closer to pub date!