Thursday, July 19, 2018

DEADLY PROOF and LONE WITNESS by Rachel Dylan. Reviews by Paula Shreckhise

The Atlanta Justice series focuses on three female lawyer friends and their cases.

Kate Sullivan is an attorney tasked with finding justice for the mother of a cancer patient against a large pharmaceutical company MPC. Kate hires a private investigator, Landon James, to help with the case.

This is a fascinating behind the scenes look at what goes on during preparation for a trial. Rachel has the experience to make this setting very understandable and interesting. This was a very well conceived plot. It was thought provoking but still had some tense moments. The romance understandably proceeded with caution. Rachel presented the main characters’ faith journey naturally.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I like a brainy book! 

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything--even murder--to keep the case from going to tria

* I received this book in a giveaway contest on Suspense Sisters blog. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

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LONE WITNESS is the second installment in the Atlanta Justice series.
This one revolves around Sophie, one of three friends who are lawyers.

After working long hours on her first case in White Collar Crimes, Assistant DA, Sophie Dawson, stops by a convenience store for a snack to take home. While Sophie selects some goodies, a gunman enters the store, shoots the clerk and an innocent bystander and flees the scene. But not before Sophie sees his face. Her father hires Cooper Knight to be her bodyguard. But who of her colleagues is on her side? Who can she really trust? Which of her cases holds the clue to her harassment?
This is an interesting look at how cases are handled, with a bit of romance and some excitement along the way.

I have enjoyed both books in this series and look forward to the third. This is a book to make you think as well as feed your need for suspense!

* I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

Prosecutor Sophie Dawson's first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.'s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.

Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don't know who they can trust.

Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what's right--but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?

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  1. Thank you for this review, Paula. I think one of the most interesting comments I've read on a review lately is when you said, "I like a brainy book." That tells so much about Rachel's writing. I'm not familiar with her books, and now I'm looking forward to reading them. :)

  2. I'd love to write this genre but boy, there's a huge learning curve for all the knowledge of setting/background details that is best left to the experienced! Thanks Paula!


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