My first introduction to Jordyn Redwood came through Readers' Favorites. Her first book, Proof, was the book I reviewed. What an introduction!
Jordyn brings us up to speed five years later in her second book, Poison. I found Poison to be just as suspenseful, medically interesting, abounding with superior multiple twists intertwined into the plots, and fast-paced action, building angst within me, keeping me reading well into the night. If you've read Proof, you will once again meet some of same characters, with new ones that are just as real and flawed. If you haven't, I would strongly advise you to check that one out first.
Secrets abound that stymie relationships and cause issues with the current investigations. Trust and honesty, along with dysfunctional family backgrounds, brings more trauma to the scenes that pique your interest. For you see, John Samuel's hallucination, Lucent, has appeared as a real person. How can that be? That's just part of the gist of the story! Intriguing! Add murder, kidnapping, and poisonous spiders, and you will be captivated by all the evil that man can imagine to â€˜gain solace.' About the time you think you have the murderer figured out and why, another twist changes your whole thought processing and analysis.
Jordyn has become one of my favorite medical mystery writers. Pick up her books and get ready for a ride you've never been on before!
This book was provided by the author through Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received for my review.
I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Proof, and though I liked it, I thought this book was even better and didn't feel rushed like the first. That could be because in this book, the main characters are already engaged to be married at the beginning of the book. I would recommend reading this series in order.
This book was hard to put down, so I didn't. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting, and enjoyed every page. Again, the author came up with a very cool plot and worked it around blood. There are a couple of characters from the first book in this story, and new ones, and I found myself liking them all, especially the two main characters. There are some creepy moments involving spiders, and a lot of suspense, and a few surprises.
There is a lot of action that takes place in the hospital and with medical situations in both books, but the author does a great job of keeping things in terms even I can understand.
The book takes a good look at family ties, and what people will do to save someone they love. It also shows that no one is beyond hope, and no matter how far they have gone, they are still worth saving. I loved the book, and am looking forward to reading the last book in the series.
Since I had read Jordyn's first book of this trilogy, Proof, I had to read the second book, Poison. I was not disappointed. Scary, chilling and absolutely twisted, Poison, kept me spellbound from the first page to the last.
Jordyn's style of writing draws the reader into the story with her strong characters. Her medical knowledge comes through in a way that is easy to understand for any layperson reading her work. She doesn't use terminology without a quick definition that helps the reader to understand what is taking place.
The main characters in this second book are primarily Keelyn, Lee, Nathan and Keeyln's sister, Raven. Though each one of these people are strong, they all have secrets that can and do cause harm. Some of this harm may have a deadly effect.
Woven throughout the storyline, Jordyn weaves a thread of hope. Keelyn, Lee and Nathan have a personal relationship with Jesus. Through the various circumstances and trials, they all find their faith tested.
This is not a stand-alone novel. I highly recommend reading Proof before delving into this spine-chilling second book. Proof lays the foundation that Jordyn uses to build on to bring us Poison.
I do highly recommend this book if you enjoy a good thriller. I don't know that they get any better than this one. I do know I am avidly awaiting for the third book of this Bloodline Trilogy.
Kregel Publications provided me with a free review copy in order to write this review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
Poison is an apt name for this book as poison is a factor throughout the book both spiritually and physically. How do we fight against a poisoned soul? Is it a mental issue or a spiritual one?
Why do some people rise above tragedy while others succumb to their baser natures when facing the same tragedy? Is it genetic? Is it upbringing? Or is it faith in something beyond ourselves? Poison is a look at just such a circumstance, when the past decides to visit Keelyn Blake and she has to relive events from seven years ago that forever changed her family.
When a figment named Lucent convinced John Samuals to take his family hostage and to start killing them, Keelyn lost her mother and two siblings. But she also lost her other three siblings that day to foster care. The trauma of that day changed her sister Raven. Two years had passed since Keelyn had last seen Raven when Lucent comes face-to-face with Keelyn and threatens what little family she has left.
As Keelyn, her fiance Lee Watson, and Detective Nathan Long try to figure out what Lucent wants with Keelyn and Raven's young daughter Sophie, people who had been involved in the hostage situation begin dying from unusual symptoms. Who is poisoning the very people who tried to save them seven years ago and what are they using to do it?
They say love is blind and in Poison it certainly is as those closest to their hearts manipulate and lie almost to the point of no return. When secrets begin endangering lives can Lee and Keelyn determine the truth or will they too fall to the revenge that has poisoned an already troubled mind?
Poison will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end trying to determine who the guilty party truly is. The lines between victim and perpetrator become blurred in the pursuit of revenge and self prescribed justice. Don't miss out on this exciting can't put down book. If you love suspense you won't disappointed!
I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review of this book.
Poison - book 2 of the Bloodline Trilogy - gets right in to the action and doesn't stop! With a few twists on the way, you'll enjoy the ride! I definitely would suggest starting with the first book of the series, Proof. That may be obvious since it was written as a trilogy, however I don't want anyone to miss the full story! Now I am looking forward to Peril, the finale of the Bloodline Trilogy.
In Poison, Keelyn is engaged and trying to move on from the horrible event of her past. However, her stepfather's "hallucination" called Lucent shows up in the flesh! Now Keelyn is responsible for her niece and has no idea where her sister Raven is, while people keep dying who were associated with that fateful day. Also Lee, her finance, seems to be keeping secrets.
The author Jordyn Redwood has "specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for nearly two decades". I thought that was an interesting piece of information given about the author, because if they've experience something, maybe they'll bring the readers into the situation clearer or from an unique angle. Her story and action was great but I didn't seem to "know" the characters_until towards the end, which is actually when secrets got told and hard choices where made_ it could have been done on purpose. If so, that was an interesting way to write a story! But I still would like to know the characters and care about them and feel their emotions through the book.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.