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.
This is a pretty strong debut from a new author, Jordyn Redwood. I was impressed with the originality of the story line in a medical suspense. Sometimes medical books can get over your head but this one didn't even though there is a lot of talk of DNA, genetics and a couple things I don't want to give away. Jordyn kept it understandable and engaging. On top of that she gives us some very interesting characters to connect with. Lily and Dana are best friends and medical professionals. Kadin is an OB/GYN that works with them and would like a relationship with Lily but she isn't a Christian. Nathan enters the story as a detective who gets wrapped up with them through a case that Lily stumbles into and then is shoved head long into. There is a serial rapist on the loose that the police haven't informed the public about and things are going to get much worse before they can possibly get better.
I was very engaged in this story from the beginning. I also couldn't predict exactly what would happen or why they couldn't pin the rapist for his crimes... normally I can by part way into the book. It was nice to be reading a suspense that was really suspenseful for me - looking forward to more from Jordyn Redwood!