I thought that I loved Jordyn Redwood's debut novel, but if it's possible, I loved her latest release, Poison, even more! So much happensÃ¢â¬âand so quicklyÃ¢â¬âthat I could barely put it down to do things like sleep and go to work. But seriously, who needs sleep when you can read, right?!
Poison hooked me from the very start. The suspense is incredibly fast-paced and intense. (Don't read it before bed ... unless you plan to sleep with the lights on!) I really liked Keelyn. She was easy to like and I wanted things to work out for her. And Lee was a true hero. Their relationship was interesting and different than many of the relationships in other books. They both had so much baggage from the past, and my head was literally spinning trying to figure out if they were going to be able to overcome all the tragedies that they had faced.
The one downside for me was that this story is pretty closely linked with the previous book in the series (the original tragedy with Keelyn's father actually happens in Proof). Since it's been several months since I've read it, it took me a little while for everything to click.
Seriously, though, Poison was fantastic ... a solid 5 stars! There are very few suspense novels that totally catch me off-guard as to how things will be resolved, but Poison did so masterfully. I'm highly anticipating the final book in this trilogy. If you're a fan of suspense, Redwood is a name to remember. I highly recommend the Bloodline Trilogy! [5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Jordyn Redwood in her new book, "Poison" Book Two in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the life of Keelyn Blake.
From the back cover: Five years ago, Keelyn Blake's stepfather took her family hostage, raving about Lucent, a being who forced him to commit unspeakable acts. Some of the family made it out alive; the rest did not. Even Lee Watson, the best of SWAT, failed to overcome the man's delusions and end the standoff peacefully.
Now, Lucent is back- and he's no hallucination. He has kidnapped Keelyn's niece, and although Keelyn is estranged from her half-sister, Raven, she feels compelled to save what little family she has left. But Raven is nowhere to be found, and when others involved in that fateful day start dying under mysterious circumstances, Keelyn wonders if she and Lee- and their budding relationship- will surive.
Poison follows Proof in the Bloodline trilogy with another rollercoaster plot that makes it an irresistible adventure for all suspense fiction fans.
I have always liked body language. It is something that a person does, most times, involuntarily. If you can read body language you can learn a lot from what others are not telling you. Keelyn Blake knows how to read body language and it plays an important part of this story. There is a kidnapper who is also a serial murderer on the loose who wants to trade the life of Keelyn's niece for Keelyn's half-sister. What a dilemma! And more and more persons are beginning to die, mostly from Keelyn's past. Now it is up to her and Lee to find and stop him before he commits more murders.
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. "Poison" 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 must admit that I did get mad while reading this book. Characters, like people, sometimes make horrible choices that lead them down paths you just don't want to see them go. I was burdened, much like I would be if I were watching a friend spiral toward destruction. But I was completely drawn into the book; it engaged me from page one until the very end. It was suspense at its very best, and I highly recommend that you read this book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Kregel Publications, for review purposes. All opinions rendered are my own.
My first introduction to Jordyn Redwood came through Readers' Favorites. Her first book, Proof, was the book I reviewed. What an introduction!
Jordyn brings us up to speed five years later in her second book, Poison. I found Poison to be just as suspenseful, medically interesting, abounding with superior multiple twists intertwined into the plots, and fast-paced action, building angst within me, keeping me reading well into the night. If you've read Proof, you will once again meet some of same characters, with new ones that are just as real and flawed. If you haven't, I would strongly advise you to check that one out first.
Secrets abound that stymie relationships and cause issues with the current investigations. Trust and honesty, along with dysfunctional family backgrounds, brings more trauma to the scenes that pique your interest. For you see, John Samuel's hallucination, Lucent, has appeared as a real person. How can that be? That's just part of the gist of the story! Intriguing! Add murder, kidnapping, and poisonous spiders, and you will be captivated by all the evil that man can imagine to Ã¢â¬Ëgain solace.' About the time you think you have the murderer figured out and why, another twist changes your whole thought processing and analysis.
Jordyn has become one of my favorite medical mystery writers. Pick up her books and get ready for a ride you've never been on before!
This book was provided by the author through Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received for my review.
I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Proof, and though I liked it, I thought this book was even better and didn't feel rushed like the first. That could be because in this book, the main characters are already engaged to be married at the beginning of the book. I would recommend reading this series in order.
This book was hard to put down, so I didn't. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting, and enjoyed every page. Again, the author came up with a very cool plot and worked it around blood. There are a couple of characters from the first book in this story, and new ones, and I found myself liking them all, especially the two main characters. There are some creepy moments involving spiders, and a lot of suspense, and a few surprises.
There is a lot of action that takes place in the hospital and with medical situations in both books, but the author does a great job of keeping things in terms even I can understand.
The book takes a good look at family ties, and what people will do to save someone they love. It also shows that no one is beyond hope, and no matter how far they have gone, they are still worth saving. I loved the book, and am looking forward to reading the last book in the series.