Poison, Bloodline Trilogy Series #2
I love reading Jordyn RedwoodÃ¢ÂÂs novels. They are steeped in suspense and keep me turning pages. The plot is well written in this book by Redwood, with plenty of twists and turns. She writes flawless characterizationsÃ¢ÂÂyou feel youÃ¢ÂÂre alongside them every step of the way. It was difficult to find a stopping point where I could make myself put down the book to read again later. Highly recommended.
September 13, 2013
"Poison" is a psychological thriller
With a title such as "Poison" you just know that this book will jolt you by taking you somewhere into a world where there is a deadly poisonous substance or person that is encountered. You crack the book anticipating, not knowing what will grip you. Book #2 of the Bloodline Triology follows tight on the heels of "Proof," Book #1 in the series. in "Proof" we were taken on a roller coaster ride into the lives of characters as they were seeking proof for their case. "Poison" is no less of a ride and certainly takes you into a venomous world of danger. A world of spiritual darkness. Mental instability. Danger fraught at every turn. "Poison" is a psychological thriller sure to keep you on edge.
Jordyn Redwood has wrapped her story around characters with psychotic behaviors. Characters include some who are from the book "Proof" and were staged in the shadow of a tragedy that was a subplot of 'Proof." The story opens with our heroine waiting for her fiancÃÂ©e to arrive. A man sits beside her and tells her he is Lucent. But Lucent is suppose to be the delusion of a sick man and not a real person; yet Lucent, a real person, is sitting beside her and knows things this stranger shouldn't.
Keelyn's half sister, Rachel, one of the survivors of the tragedy in "Proof," is missing and the story is tightly woven around her. Rachel is a troubled young lady but one who is a seeker. But does she find God? Does she reject God? Keelyn's fiancÃÂ©e, Lee, is a SWAT team member and certainly a handy person to have around with all the danger they face.
"Her screams caused Keelyn's body to shake with desperate anxiety."
The author's personal experience as a pediatric nurse in the ER is evidenced as she records scenes involving Raven's child, Sophia, whose life is in immense danger. The professional care for this child - medical, social services, and personal - (and others for whom she has cared in the ER) is evident as Ms. Redwood writes. It is rather humorous to read the scenes and actions as Keelyn takes on the care of Sophia knowing absolutely nothing about child care. In a story as deep and dark as "Poison," it is nice to see a bit of levity.
Having now reviewed both "Proof" and "Poison," I can hardly wait for Jordyn Redwood to launch Book #3 - "Peril."
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of "Poison" from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. Giveaway copy provided by the author. Opinions expressed are solely my own.
May 5, 2013
Solid 5 Stars!
I thought that I loved Jordyn Redwood's debut novel, but if it's possible, I loved her latest release, Poison, even more! So much happensÃ¢ÂÂand so quicklyÃ¢ÂÂthat I could barely put it down to do things like sleep and go to work. But seriously, who needs sleep when you can read, right?!
Poison hooked me from the very start. The suspense is incredibly fast-paced and intense. (Don't read it before bed ... unless you plan to sleep with the lights on!) I really liked Keelyn. She was easy to like and I wanted things to work out for her. And Lee was a true hero. Their relationship was interesting and different than many of the relationships in other books. They both had so much baggage from the past, and my head was literally spinning trying to figure out if they were going to be able to overcome all the tragedies that they had faced.
The one downside for me was that this story is pretty closely linked with the previous book in the series (the original tragedy with Keelyn's father actually happens in Proof). Since it's been several months since I've read it, it took me a little while for everything to click.
Seriously, though, Poison was fantastic ... a solid 5 stars! There are very few suspense novels that totally catch me off-guard as to how things will be resolved, but Poison did so masterfully. I'm highly anticipating the final book in this trilogy. If you're a fan of suspense, Redwood is a name to remember. I highly recommend the Bloodline Trilogy! [5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my fair and honest review.
May 4, 2013
Kidnapping, Serial Killer, Action Thriller
Jordyn Redwood in her new book, "Poison" Book Two in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the life of Keelyn Blake.
From the back cover: Five years ago, Keelyn Blake's stepfather took her family hostage, raving about Lucent, a being who forced him to commit unspeakable acts. Some of the family made it out alive; the rest did not. Even Lee Watson, the best of SWAT, failed to overcome the man's delusions and end the standoff peacefully.
Now, Lucent is back- and he's no hallucination. He has kidnapped Keelyn's niece, and although Keelyn is estranged from her half-sister, Raven, she feels compelled to save what little family she has left. But Raven is nowhere to be found, and when others involved in that fateful day start dying under mysterious circumstances, Keelyn wonders if she and Lee- and their budding relationship- will surive.
Poison follows Proof in the Bloodline trilogy with another rollercoaster plot that makes it an irresistible adventure for all suspense fiction fans.
I have always liked body language. It is something that a person does, most times, involuntarily. If you can read body language you can learn a lot from what others are not telling you. Keelyn Blake knows how to read body language and it plays an important part of this story. There is a kidnapper who is also a serial murderer on the loose who wants to trade the life of Keelyn's niece for Keelyn's half-sister. What a dilemma! And more and more persons are beginning to die, mostly from Keelyn's past. Now it is up to her and Lee to find and stop him before he commits more murders.
I think Jordyn Redwood is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you find out who did it. "Poison" is a very exciting book that will keep you engrossed in the characters as Ms. Redwood puts them through their paces. This is a wonderful series and I am glad I discovered Jordyn Redwood. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
May 4, 2013