My first confession is that I'm in the medical profession. My second is that I don't normally read medical fiction or watch medical dramas because it bugs me when mistakes are made. I made an exception when I had the chance to read Proof, Jordyn Redwood's debut novel. I'm so glad I did!
I read this book in a day and a half--it took that long only because I had to work, sleep and eat! Warning: Don't start this book before bed because you won't be able to put it down and get some sleep.It's a page-turning wild ride.Part true to life medical story of the big city ER where the action never stops and part true crime drama that could be taken from the files of the FBI, the crime story and medical drama are blended seamlessly. Jordyn has done a masterful job of letting the reader know the depth of a horrific crime without unneccessary gore. Dwelling on the outcome and emotions instead of the crime itself allows the reader to empathize with the desperation Lilly Reeves feels when she is targeted by a serial rapist. The characters are well developed. The action is non-stop and the conclusion was satisfying. I loved that the faith element was very organic to the story which allowed the story to end with hope. I have read my share of true crime dramas that left me feeling like I needed a shower.
I loved this book and can't wait for more from this new voice on the Christian fiction scene.
(Kregal Publishing provided me with a copy of this book. I was in no way required to write a positive review. These views are completely my own after reading Proof by Jordyn Redwood)
If you like fast paced suspense you will like this book. I have to say I didn't know too much about genetics before starting read this book, and I didn't know if I the subject would even interest me.
This book kept my interest intrigued that I read the book in one day. I can't say that I understood all of the technical matter in the book, but it left me thinking about how we were created. The subject seemed well researched and written.
If you enjoy fast-paced suspense, Proof by Jordyn Redwood is a must-read. When Dr. Lilly Reeves, M.D. thinks the police investigation moves too slowly and in the wrong direction, she makes a plan to do it her way. Trying to track a suspected serial rapist, she makes herself a bigger target for the suspect and also puts her out of touch with the detectives who want to help her. Lilly uncovers clue after clue but doesn't share her information with the police. She continues working on her own to the very end, even in the face of certain death. Ms. Redwood gives the reader believable and memorable characters, settings you feel you're there in the moment, and a strong plot that moves the entire novel. Proof is a powerful novel that you will not soon forget.
Nurse-author JORDYN REDWOOD's blog is known as Redwood's Medical Edge. The same words might well describe her debut novel, PROOF--it is both medical and edgy. PROOF offers the story of ER physician Lilly Reeves. The victim of a brutal serial rapist, she is determined to bring her assailant to justice. Though this novel is a work of inspirational fiction, it's also a medical thriller in every sense of the word and thus includes scenes that are quite dark. I found myself riveted, compelled to turn the pages and seek a hopeful conclusion. It was indeed there, following twist after twist that carries the reader breathlessly forward. Strong writing, fascinating premise, a page-turner without a doubt. PROOF is an impressive debut and I'll be very interested to see what JORDYN REDWOOD brings in the next Bloodline Trilogy story.
I am not a night person. But after I got past the first chapter of Proof, (with a few too many words using unknown emergency room jargon banter) I could not stop reading until I finished.
The story started off with a bang and didn't let up until the last page. Which I didn't reach until it was after 1:30 in the morning. I would say, anyone who loves medical mysteries will enjoy this book. And I learned that in spite of our dependence on DNA testing. Sometimes a criminal can skew the evidence.