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Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan | Spoiler Free Book Review

deadly proofTitle: Deadly Proof
Author: Rachel Dylan
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Genre(s): Christian Fiction, Mystery/Suspense
Source: Sent by Publisher for Review
Pages: 320
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Synopsis

Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist

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 trial.

Review

This book was everything I was promised, but nothing like what I expected. I want to preface that I’m not that religious, however, the religious aspects of this book were done pretty well. There were mentions of church and God, but nothing that would make a nonreligious reading uncomfortable or felt preachy. The characters in this book were interesting and fairly well-defined. They read like realistic characters in their situations. I honestly have no trouble believing that these characters could exist. Similarly, the situations and plot points in this book were realistic as well. For thrillers, there’s nothing I hate more than an unrealistic situation that takes the reader out of the story. That was not the case here. Honestly, this book can be viewed like an episode of a crime drama or movie. As a lover of crime dramas, that’s a HUGE compliment.

The plot wasn’t anything new but also wasn’t clichéd. This legal thriller gave you just that, a legal thriller. Kate took on a case against a huge corporate company, stuff starts happening as she dives into the secrets of the pharmaceutical company, and the ending is a fast-paced climax that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. I guess my only complaint with this book (and this is nitpicking) goes with what I said above; the plot wasn’t anything new. Lovers of thrillers probably have read this story before and may even figure out how the plot is going to go within the first few chapters. That’s not

I guess my only complaint with this book (and this is nitpicking) goes with what I said above; the plot wasn’t anything new. Lovers of thrillers probably have read this story before and may even figure out how the plot is going to go within the first few chapters. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. I still recommend this one for lovers of this genre. The story was entertaining. I finished this book in one day and really enjoyed my time reading it. This just isn’t going to be a book that sticks with me the way other thrillers might.

Final Thoughts

This book is exactly what it promised: a fast-paced legal thriller. This book feels like a crime drama, between the pacing, plot, and character relationships. However, it’s nothing new and avid thriller readers may feel like they’re read this story before. That being said, this is still a book I’d recommend because it was a lot of fun and a quick read perfect for the Halloween season.

Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ – 3.75/5


**Huge thank you to Bethany House Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review!**
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