Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan (Review)

Deadly Proof
(Atlanta Justic #1)
by Rachel Dylan
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
September 5th 2017 by Bethany House Publishers


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.

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My Review

DEADLY PROOF is a legal suspense with romance and inspirational discussions weaved throughout. Those who are fans of the genre and of this author's books will enjoy this one.

I really liked these characters. Kate is very dedicated to her job and representing those who have been hurt, such as in this case with a huge pharmaceutical company that released a drug with side effects that harmed and killed. She's very strong in her faith, but deals with her own issues. Good thing she has a few good friends to get her out once in a while. Landon took a little longer to get to know, but he's also dedicated to his job and steps up when Kate needs protection.

Their relationship felt more on the friend side as I just didn't feel the chemistry, but it was still a sweet part of the story. The religious aspect is fairly strong as conversation moves to that subject fairly early on. The suspense intensifies as the story proceeds, which is what you'd expect. I would have liked more breadcrumbs and the suspense to have been stronger. Some parts of the legal case were interesting, but also not quite authentic and I wanted that part to be stronger. There could have been better streamlining of the story. I didn't need an epilogue with Ethan and I didn't need everyone to be peachy—it's okay to have a few things not end happily.

I am curious where the author will take the series. I'm thinking it will be one of Kate's girlfriends next, which I'd be good with. Hopefully with the suspense a little more intense and some chemistry I can get into a little more.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, I enjoyed this. The characters were likable and the story was sweet, but I also did want more development in some areas.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including legal romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. In addition, Rachel writes the Danger in the Deep South including "Lethal Action" and "Devoted Defender," which appeals to fans of edge of your seat romantic suspense. Rachel also writes the Windy Ridge series including "Trial & Tribulations" and "Fatal Accusation." These legal thrillers with elements of spiritual warfare are great for fans who enjoy books by Peretti or Dekker. "Trial & Tribulations" was a Selah finalist in 2016. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids-two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.

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