Book #Review – Blind Redemption by Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen

Title:Blind Redemption

Author:Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen

Genre:Mystery, Thriller, Detective, Lesbian, LGBT


Publisher:Wayward Ink Publishing

A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?


Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.

Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy.  The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?

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Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.


I am a sucker for a good detective story, and a touch of paranormal is just what it needs to make it even better. Blind Redemption mixes all that in a story that keeps you on edge, wondering if Jackie Vaughn will be able to catch the bad guys using her detective skills and psychic abilities. Who’s done it is not part of the mystery, at least not for the reader. It’s pretty obvious from the start. The circumstances, the reach of the bad guys, and whether Jackie will save the abductee, that will keep your mind going on and on as you read.

Jackie is a very real and colorful character. She self-medicates with booze and pills to be able to deal with her loss. Her poor choices in dealing with grief are the reason why she’s sorely misjudged and underestimated by her employer, none other than the bad guy. Those who decide to hire her think she’s nothing more than a lunatic who believes she’s tapping into the supernatural world, too drunk and high to really do any damage.

Jackie is quick to disappoint them by managing to get out of impossibly threatening situation and find her way through the maze of clues the bad guys have left behind. It takes more than a fuzzy mind to dull her investigative instincts or her psychic touch. Will that be enough for her to succeed though? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

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About the authors

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

Denise Dearth can be found at:


AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

Amy Gillen can be found at:


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