A rollercoaster of a story. Jordyn Redwood's Proof has everything you could want in a thrillerâ€”believable characters, a villain who makes your skin crawl, a touch of humor, and a twisting plotâ€”all bound by fascinating medical and scientific details. What a fabulous debut!
One of the best Medical/Police Thrillers I've read
August 1, 2012
British Columbia, Canada
I had to read PROOF in one sitting, almost. I love a fast-paced, edgy medical / police thriller and this one was like butter icing, it was so good. PROOF had twists and turns that had me turning the pages, dying to find out how it was possible. This medical specialist author stunned me with her ability to throw me curves I did not expect.
Each aspect of the heroine's life as an ER physician is perfectly detailed. You feel you are right there in the emergency room seeing the patients through the eyes of Dr. Lilly Reeves. Same with the hero, Police Detective, Nathan Long, formerly of the FBI, the detail of what a cop honestly goes through drew me in.
Dr. Lilly Reeves is definitely not your typical female heroineâ€”no shrinking violet here. Lilly is a complex character, who not only is a doctor, but is an expert on guns and marksmanship, and one who struggles with past issues that make her inclined to drinking in order to bury her own heartaches. This is a realistic and totally likeable hero that will appeal to men and women.
PROOF is a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend to the Christian audience and those who do not normally read Christian fiction. In fact I'm taking this book to my brother today, as he too loves a hard-hitting thriller the likes of John Grisham.
Jordyn Redwood is an author that I believe will soon be in the Best-Seller lists along with Randy Alcorn and Ted Dekker to name a few.
This is an awesome book! Proof will grab hold of you from page one and not turn lose. The main question running through the whole book is, "Is there any proof that will bring a monster to justice?" Dr Lilly Reeves knows who the serial rapist is, but she can't prove it. She is struggling with her own demons and isn't credited with knowing what is going on. With everyone against her, she strikes out on her own to find proof that will condemn the serial rapist, and come to grips with what is going on in her own life.
Jordyn Redwood does a great job of developing characters that you will care about. This medical/crime thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one through the end. As the back cover states, this is "a rollercoaster of a story." You will keep reading just to see where Lilly ends up and if she can prove that a monster is living and working amongst them. Who can Lilly trust? No one; no one believes her or will help her find the answers she needs. Read this book to see what happens. Jordyn Redwood takes you on a journey you won't believe. I cannot wait to read more by this author. This is one of the best medical/crime thrillers I have ever read!
The author's background as a critical care and emergency nurse shines through in this detailed, but not bogged down thriller. From the first page I was thrown in to the race to find a serial rapist. Some of the clues pointed me toward the perpetrator and what was coming next, but that only made the pages turn faster as I wondered if I could be right. The timeline is long but the pacing tight. The plot doesn't wander down unnecessary paths. Instead, it is finely tuned on the journey and the proof required to find justice. This novel is perfect for those who love a suspense that rings with authenticity and will pull you from page one to the end.
I've always enjoyed medical thrillers. When I learned that Proof, by debut author Jordyn Redwood, was similar to a Robin Cook read (but without all the offensive language), I was quick on the draw to load my Kindle up with this story. I was not disappointed! I confess I am somewhat of a picky reader. You'd better hook me by at least the end of the second chapter. It didn't take near that long with Proof. From the opening scene, the author weaves a seamless plot involving a serial rapist, a spunky ER doctor (our heroine!), and a compassionate yet gutsy former FBI agent-turned police detective. Even the perp is multi-layered and presented as a real person, yet strangely creepy. The DNA and medical threads of the plot really gripped me and piqued my interest by its uniqueness and believability. Best of all, the book is clean and well-written. Considering the premise of the book (a serial rapist), my hat is off to Ms. Redwood for her godly and excellent presentation of a horrible crime and for surprising me! I can't wait for her next installment of the Bloodline Trilogy: Poison.