A thrilling conclusion to the series... Heart of Stone by David James Warren (Review & #Giveaway) #suspensenovel #coldcasestories #timetravel #scifibooks @justreadtours

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The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.

Heart of Stone
(The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #6)
By David James Warren
Crime Thriller, Time-Travel, Sci-Fi
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 219 Pages
November 23, 2021 by TriStone Media


Rembrandt Stone has nothing left to lose…or does he?

Detective Rembrandt Stone doesn’t recognize himself in the mirror. Doesn’t recognize the world he’s returned to. Doesn’t even know his own name. But he knows one thing…living in this world is impossible.

Good thing he has an ally—an unexpected friend from the past. And together, they just might be able to unravel the entire mess. But first…Rembrandt will have to return to the past one final time and intercept himself before he makes a lethal mistake.

Time has outwitted him. It’s time for him to outwit time. Can he reconstruct a past he just destroyed or is there nothing left of his world to save?

The explosive ending to the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone!

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My Review

HEART OF STONE concludes this character's journey in trying to repair his future while somehow escaping danger for him and those he cares about. Full of suspense and action, as well as a touch of inspiration and romance. Fans of the series will definitely enjoy this final installment!

This story, like all the others in this series, picks up right after the last book. Rem has to figure out what to do to fix things while simultaneously adapting to who he is in this timeline. I loved that finally, finally he has a bit of help. There is one important player there to give him some insight and some other characters to give him some help. That aspect made this story not feel as disorienting as the others did at points because Rem feels a bit more stable. There is also a moment where he's in a religious AA group and he finds some grounding in faith. In trusting someone other than himself to help make things right. The inspirational element didn't feel forced or preachy, although it did feel slightly jarring because up to this point in the series there was no religious element except the occasional mention. However, for Rem personally, who has only really trusted himself and also blamed himself, this has a huge affect for him. The danger and suspense are weaved throughout the story with some climatic moments, making for an intense read. These authors do such a fabulous job in keeping readers guessing. I knew who the villain was, but had no clue how it was all going to play out.

This series, for me, has been this mix of crazy, true crime, sci-fi, intense, romantic, fiction. It feels raw and genuine. Of course, I love the storyline because it definitely kept me turning the pages, but more than that, I love these characters! Rembrandt is this tough and smart detective with a million rough edges, and Eve, who can definitely hold her own, softens those edges, grounds him while also adding to his drive. Both of them honestly drive each other in their professions but also in who they are as people and what becomes important. They go around in circles a bit in this series, but I loved seeing things come to a head and then a conclusion in this final book. Not everything is easy or perfect, but it all works out perfectly for this series.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I have really enjoyed this series and this was a great ending. I would love to go back and read all six of these one after the other. It's a crazy, roller-coaster of a ride. I'm looking forward to seeing what this trio of authors do in the future, although I don't know that they could ever top Rembrandt Stone.

Content: Some violence and innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Authors/Series

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at http://jameslrubart.com/.

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves travelling and telling stories about life, adventure and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at www.susanmaywarren.com.

David Curtis Warren is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.

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(1) winner will receive one The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone print copy (winner's choice) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

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