If you love books that contain an element of suspense with the right blend of intrigue and romance, than look no further than the second book in the Bloodline Trilogy by Jordyn Redwood. Poison. Keelyn Blake is back as she attempts to come to terms with the murder of her mother and half of her siblings by the hands of her father who believed he was taking orders from someone he called Lucent.
Only now Lucent isn't a figment of the imagination! He is real and comes to visit Keelyn as she is waiting for her financÃ¨, Lee Watson, a member of the FBI's hostage negotiation team. He tells her things that only someone who knows her deeply would know and gives her a prophetic message, he is leaving her 2-year-old niece she's never met to her care as a goodwill gesture. The only catch, she can't come looking for her sister and the mother of the child or she will die along with the child.
Not sure just how Lucent knows this, she leaves the diner with Lee only to find a murder victim behind the wheel of the car and her 2-year-old niece in the back seat. Keelyn is an expert at reading people's body language and uses that talent to help her find the missing pieces of the puzzle to find her sister before it's too late. The only problem is the body language her fiancÃ¨ is putting off shows he's hiding something from her, and soon the body count begins to climb as those that were a part of that fateful day when her family was murdered all begin to die from an unexplained cause. Will Keelyn be next or will she be able to locate her sister in time before the next person dies?
I received Poison by Jordyn Redwood compliments of Kregel Publications for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. Having read the first book quite some time ago, I found it's not necessary to have read Proof before picking this one up because Jordyn captures so much of what had happened as a recap in the lives of Keelyn and Lee Watson. It is chilling to think that someone would go to the lengths that they do in this book as a method of revenge. This is not the series for everyone as it does contain references to the violence that has brought Keelyn where she is at today in her life. I did find the research into the body language very interesting and loved seeing Keelyn use that in her day to day dealings both in her personal life and in helping others in her volunteer work. I rate this one a 4 out of 5 and definitely loved the fast paced this novel moved at in comparison to her first book.
I've been waiting for the second book of the Bloodline Trilogy, Poison, and I'm happy to report that this newest adventure was well worth the wait. It begins with a bang and races along to the exciting conclusion, when I let out a sigh of relief that our heroine triumphed and all was . . . Well, I won't spill spoilers, but surely good must triumph over evil (and it does), plot twists need to be resolved (yes!), and loose ends tied up into satisfying knots. The hardest part was turning off my Kindle when my eyes got too bleary to keep reading. Heroine Keelyn, her very strange and elusive sister Raven, her SWAT-team fiance, Lee (with a chilling past secret of his own), and encore appearances of friends from the first book all come together to make Poison a great read. And guess what? Jordyn Redwood has another book of the Bloodline Trilogy coming out later this year. Hooray!
Jordyn Redwood should have been writing books years ago. Proof was fantastic and Poison was outstanding! Poison follows Keelyn Blake, one of John Samuels' hostages several years earlier when half of his family was killed by him. This time she's confronted in a diner by the hallucination John listened to when he killed his family. But wait...this guy's flesh and blood. She's been given a warning.
Keelyn's half sister Raven has gone missing and Keelyn has to take care of her 18 month old daughter. Then folks start dying who happened to be on the scene years ago when John Samuels killed his family.
From then on, the pace is quick and the action intense and the reader can't put the book down. Your heart races and pounds, wondering what in the world will happen next? Who is doing all this?
Redwood weaves the wonderful message of Christ throughout her book, too, without being overbearing. What a great message it is, too, that someone would lay down their life so someone else could live.
She writes with experience of the medical aspects of the novel and the police action is awesome. It's like ER meets Criminal Minds. Do NOT miss this book. I eagerly await Peril, the next in the Bloodline trilogy.