I've been waiting for the second book of the Bloodline Trilogy, Poison, and I'm happy to report that this newest adventure was well worth the wait. It begins with a bang and races along to the exciting conclusion, when I let out a sigh of relief that our heroine triumphed and all was . . . Well, I won't spill spoilers, but surely good must triumph over evil (and it does), plot twists need to be resolved (yes!), and loose ends tied up into satisfying knots. The hardest part was turning off my Kindle when my eyes got too bleary to keep reading. Heroine Keelyn, her very strange and elusive sister Raven, her SWAT-team fiance, Lee (with a chilling past secret of his own), and encore appearances of friends from the first book all come together to make Poison a great read. And guess what? Jordyn Redwood has another book of the Bloodline Trilogy coming out later this year. Hooray!
Jordyn Redwood should have been writing books years ago. Proof was fantastic and Poison was outstanding! Poison follows Keelyn Blake, one of John Samuels' hostages several years earlier when half of his family was killed by him. This time she's confronted in a diner by the hallucination John listened to when he killed his family. But wait...this guy's flesh and blood. She's been given a warning.
Keelyn's half sister Raven has gone missing and Keelyn has to take care of her 18 month old daughter. Then folks start dying who happened to be on the scene years ago when John Samuels killed his family.
From then on, the pace is quick and the action intense and the reader can't put the book down. Your heart races and pounds, wondering what in the world will happen next? Who is doing all this?
Redwood weaves the wonderful message of Christ throughout her book, too, without being overbearing. What a great message it is, too, that someone would lay down their life so someone else could live.
She writes with experience of the medical aspects of the novel and the police action is awesome. It's like ER meets Criminal Minds. Do NOT miss this book. I eagerly await Peril, the next in the Bloodline trilogy.
Did you read Jordyn Redwood's first book in the Bloodline Trilogy, Proof? If you did (or not), you might recognize the name Lucent. Lucent was the presumably hallucinatory man who forced John Samuals to kill his family. The only two to survive the massacre are Keelyn and Raven, Samuals' step-daughter and daughter.
Keelyn sits in her favorite eatery, Ruby's Diner, waiting for Lee, her fiance' and a police officer, when a stranger takes the seat at the counter beside her. He claims to be Lucent. Then he informs her he brought a child here, Raven's two-year-old daughter, to give to her and that if Keelyn tried to find him or Raven he will return and kill both her and the child.
The stranger leaves, and Lee arrives just as another woman hurries into the diner to tell him about a car in the parking lot containing two people: the driver is apparently passed out, and a child is crying in the back seat.
The driver turns out to be John Samuals' former psychologist. The crying child is Raven's daughter.
As the story unfolds, deceptions, murders, and mysterious deadly illnesses abound. Keelyn doesn't know who to believe, where her sister might be, or how to keep the baby safe from someone who wants to harm her.
I have to give this four and a half thumbs up. Just don't begin reading it at bedtime. I can tell you from experience you will be suffering from sleep deprivation the following day.
Intense and gripping. From the first swallow, Poison's potent brew of medical, police, and psychological thrills won't leave your system. The only antidote is to finish the bookâ€”which you'll do in record time.