Jordyn Redwood in her new book, "Proof" Book One in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the life of Dr. Lilly Reeves.
From the back cover: After DNA evidence clears a suspected serial rapist of grisly crimes, ER physician Dr. Lilly Reeves takes matters into her own hands. Police detectives think she's a danger to the case, and her colleges worry her obsession will be detrimental to her health. But Lilly can't stop, even if it means digging into a dark mystery that science cannot comprehend. Alone and on the run, Lilly wonders: is there any proof that will bring a monster to justice?
Acclaimed as "a rollercoaster of a story," Proof debuts the twists and turns that make the Bloodline Trilogy an undeniable adventure for all fiction fans.
If you ever read anything from the late Michael Crichton then you know you was famous for starting with an area that was believed to be foolproof and then showing that something went horrible wrong. That premise is exactly what Jordyn Redwood brings out in "Proof". We see so many police shows where they rely so heavily on DNA evidence to bring the suspect to justice. And it always works. Not so in "Proof". Dr. Lilly Reeves has the DNA evidence and they bring the suspect to trial and the evidence gets him off because it doesn't match. Something has gone horribly wrong and Dr. Reeves must figure out what it is before this serial rapist tries again.
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. Not only does Dr. Reeves go down blind alleys in her efforts to prove who the rapist is she also becomes a target putting her life in deadly danger. "Proof" 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
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I enjoy thrillers, so this book was a great read for me. I also enjoy books where the author brings his/her own experience to the story, as this author does with her knowledge of emergency and critical care nursing.
This was an action-packed page turner with a compelling plot. I loved Jordyn's ability to create believable characters who submit to the pressure of adversity, yet demonstrate enough resilience to bounce back and meet challenges head on.
Jordyn kept me guessing up to the very end as to how Dr Lilly Reeves was going to prove her case against her attacker. The story kept me up late and sent chills down my spine as the author put us inside the head of the perpetrator and the victims.
The book takes the reader on a journey that begins with the first page and concludes with a resolution not soon forgotten.
Proof, Jordyn Redwood's debut novel, is the best medical thriller I have read in years. She challenges Robin Cook at his best.
The medical science is accurate, yet not overwhelming so we non-medical people can keep up with the rapid pace of the story.
The medical settings are also spot on, as our British friends would say.
The characters engage us in their stories and their problems. Our hearts are with Dr. Lilly Reeves as she seeks the serial rapist who violated her and framed her for murder. The villain is no stick-figure antagonist, but rather is well-rounded and complex.
The plot has more twists than braided bread but Jordyn unravels them all to give us a complete and satisfactory ending.
Torrence Campbell was transported to Sage Medical Center ER after her involvement in a high-speed, T-boned motor vehicle accident. And she's pregnant. Dr. Lilly Reeves is ready to leave at the end of her shift, but can't find her keys, so she takes the Trauma Code call. Mother and baby don't survive. One of the nurses, Sonya, knew her and they were due on the same day.
Detective Nathan Long thinks the MVA was intentional. But he has skeletons in his closet that cause him to second guess himself throughout the story. He will need to learn to push through it. Will he be able to set it aside and work it out to be of value to Lilly?
Dr. Lilly Reeves is brutally raped. Her coping skills deteriorate to the point of losing her job. She's outraged that a serial rapist is out there and the police have yet to notify the public. She's now pregnant, livid, and obsessed! Once she's stabilized, she decides to search on her own to find the proof she needs to put away the man she knows is the serial rapist. But the DNA doesn't match!
Jordyn Redwood, in Proof, has outdone herself in her debut medical and crime thriller novel. The trauma is portrayed so realistically that you feel like you know the women personally. The medical aspects were thorough and educational. All the characters are richly described and personable, except for the rapist. He's haughty, bold, and vicious in his attacks. He's one person I would love to see behind bars!
The multiple twists and turns in the storyline are hair-raising episodes that don't stop, beginning with the first page to the very last. The scenarios keep you pumped and on the edge of your seat as they transpire. The cat-and-mouse games become dangerous and deadly. Will Lilly find the information that is necessary to take down the perpetrator before he gets to her? And what a medical mystery! I never saw it coming!
Lilly learns to reach out to the Lord to keep her sanity and to stay safe. The help of her friends, Dana and Kadin, is the beginning of a changed life.
To distract from the horrors of the trauma and dangerous episodes, there is a rival romance going on between Detective Long and Dr. Daughtry for the hand of Lilly. You'll have to read the book to see if she chooses either one.
Jordyn is an author you will definitely want to keep tabs on. This is only book one of the Bloodline Trilogy. Can't wait for the next book!
This book was provided free by Susan Sleeman of The Suspense Zone in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.