Friday, September 28, 2012

Bookshelf Friday - Proof by Jordyn Redwood

While looking for a new thriller to read a couple of months back, I stumbled across this book. The fact that it was published by Kregel gave me a sense of security. A good suspense that would be clean. Intrigued, I picked it up and read through the first chapter, ready and willing to dig in. However, I was supposed to be doing other things and found I was laying those aside to read. So I put Proof down with a promise to pick it back up on my plane ride to ACFW as a reward for getting all my stuff prepared.

Only problem? It was on my Kindle. And somehow the nail-biting moments always coincided with that little announcement about turning off all electrical devices. REALLY? My Kindle? As if that's going to cause a problem.

I obeyed. Begrudgingly.

But every minute that I was allowed, I read Proof and I LOVED it! (did I already mention that?)

Now, I read a lot of suspense, and I watch a lot of suspense. I always have. So it's unusual for me to find one that stumps me as much as this book did. But Jordyn matched her medical background with her writing talent and created a well-carved story that keeps you on your toes. She even has the "bad-guy reveal" mid-way through the story and it only escalates the tension. Both the characters and the readers scratch their heads wondering HOW he got away with his crimes. 

Here's the back-cover blurb:

Dr. Lilly Reeves is a young, accomplished ER physician with her whole life ahead of her. But that life instantly changes when she becomes the fifth victim of a serial rapist. Believing it's the only way to recover her reputation and secure peace for herself, Lilly sets out to find--and punish--her assailant. Sporting a mysterious tattoo and unusually colored eyes, the rapist should be easy to identify. He even leaves what police would consider solid evidence. But when Lilly believes she has found him, DNA testing clears him as a suspect. How can she prove he is guilty, if science says he is not?

While the subject matter in Proof can at times create a hard read, Jordyn manages to weave her faith into the story in amazing ways. She gives her characters hope in the midst of difficult situations and delivers a thrilling ride to her readers. Just an FYI: This book is a bit on the edgier side of Christian Fiction, so if you mainly love sweet romances (here! here! I love those too!) then this may not be the book for you. But if you love suspense, mystery, or thrills, this is one you'll want to pick up.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, ooh, I've got this one on my Kindle. Your review just caused it to shoot to the top of the TBR list. :)

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    1. It only sucked me in more the more I read. Like I said, I was able to put it down to get ready for ACFW, but then on the plane nearly risked getting in trouble with a flight attendant for keeping my Kindle on:)

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  2. Don't you just love the cover and the blurb? PROOF has been on my radar since its release, but I wasn't sure about the romance element. Has to have a little romance for me, more is better. :-) Great review, Susan. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to pick it up.

    And what is with the airlines and their "no electronics" policy?? Seriously, in this electronics age. Shaking my head...

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    1. I know! Really! As for Proof, I can't say the romantic thread was big at all, but the plot was amazing! And I love romance too, you know that - speaking of which, when's your next one coming out? I'm patiently waiting;)

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  3. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Top 3 for 2012 reads. Hands down. And I hate it when my Kindle does that to me...what nerve!

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    1. Ha! I KNOW you loved this one too...and it was a great read. Kept me guessing, and I'm so not used to that!

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  4. Jessica P (see above comment!!) told me earlier that Jordyn's book was amazing!! I love hearing about great books! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by:) And yeah, she was right, it was a great book!

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  5. Have seen Jordyn Redwood's name a lot lately! Sounds like a true suspense. Thanks for the review - and appears others have really enjoyed Proof too!

    Great to see you at Life Lessons Susan! Isn't it neat to think that the Lord is the best Author of all time and we can know Him personally and ask for His direction daily?! Have a fantastic weekend. Hugs & Blessings :)

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    1. Hugs to you too, Maria:) Hubby and I finally get to get out for dinner tonight for the anniversary, so it's gonna be a great one!

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  6. Susan,

    Thank you for this wonderful review of Proof! I'm so glad you loved it and thanks so much for helping to spread the word about my book.

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    1. Anytime, Jordyn - it was a wonderful book!

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