Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof

by Rachel Dylan

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ISBN-13: 9780764219801
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Atlanta Justice Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 183,465
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rachel Dylan was a litigator in one of the nation's most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is the author of four Love Inspired Suspense novels and lives in Michigan with her husband. She is active on social media, and you can visit her website at www.racheldylan.com.

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Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice Book #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first book to read by this author. Could not stop reading; kept me guessing to the very end.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Characters were honest and believable, while not stereotyped. Authentic representation of attorney’s role and struggles. Enjoy reading great Christian mysteries.
Indywrites More than 1 year ago
Deadly Proof is an interesting book that offers legal suspense with a romantic twist. It is first of a series of books and I want to read the other books as they come out. I am glad I picked #DeadlyProof as it had a good legal backstory with the romance and friends added to the mix. The author has piqued my interest with well-etched characters with flaws, feelings, and friendships. She has introduced Kate and her friends who while supporting Kate have their own stories, which were hinted at. A good start for a series where friends feel like family. The hero is a handsome, troubled, kind hunk and I was totally hooked. J Landon is ex-army and is out protecting Kate from the people who are hell-bent on stopping her from being the honest lawyer she is. He made for such a strong, supportive partner that the need to learn his story kept me flipping pages faster than the mystery the two were facing. It is a new genre for me since I have not read a legal suspense before especially one with the attorney as the main lead. The law trial and legal angle made it very interesting and different. The back-stories and the other characters introduced and brought alive made it easy to connect and want to know more about the characters. It was a bit slow when I was waiting for the case to start or murders to go on nonstop but luckily for me, the author set a steady pace and small incidents rolled up to a big climax. The main culprit being someone I really did not have my eye on. Overall, #DeadlyProof covered the pharmaceutical companies and how they are not above board. The legal and medical/health angle was explored and laid bare for us to introspect. Various incidents that occur made me realise how much we take our medicines and health for granted. It also reminded me of the movie Erin Brockovich with Julia Roberts. Kate certainly had her tenacity. Another aspect I enjoyed in the book was the legal process and the method of collection the evidence and the loopholes around it. The book is well laid out and well researched, with the legal trivia making it interesting. I recommend this book to people who enjoy legal thrillers or are looking for a change in genre. It is a light read without the gore and murkiness of too much blood. It has a solid storyline and kept me engaged in the lives of Kate, Landon and the people for whom she was fighting the case.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan is the first in the Atlanta Justice series. This 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! * 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.* Paula Shreckhise
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Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
Five stars aren’t enough to show how exciting Rachel Dylan’s new legal thriller is! This is much more exciting than mainstream fiction offers as the protagonist is a Christian with ethics one is hard-pressed to find in today’s business world. The writing style, the breathtaking suspense, and characters whose vivid honesty is refreshing and makes the novel even more appealing. Kate Sullivan is a partner at the prosecutorial law firm she joined after three years of working as a defense attorney. She believes she is doing what she was meant to, defending the rights of those who don’t otherwise have a voice. She has been named as lead counsel for a huge, multi-firm lawsuit against. MPC – Mason Pharmaceutical Corporation with regards to its migraine drug, Celix, considered the cause for cancerous brain tumors that killed thousands while many more are suffering. It is believed that the pharmaceutical company knew about the deadly side effect before it was released. Ethan Black is a defense attorney who went to law school with Kate. He recently acquired MPC’s account for the firm he is a partner at and is their attorney for the case. These two friends are now pitted against each other in a lawsuit that is going to call on everything within them to win. Kate is a Christian, and chooses to be honest and upright in her dealings. Not just because she doesn’t want to get into trouble, but because it is who she is. When Kate meets Ellie Proctor, a senior Research and Development scientist at MPC, the woman is nervous. Very nervous, very paranoid that if she were seen with Kate that the consequences could be dire. She suggests that Kate request copies of testing documents not only for Celix but other drugs by MPC. Two days later, hours before Kate is scheduled to meet her on neutral ground, Ellie is killed in the parking garage of MPC, and the security tapes indicate a probable professional hit. Not a robbery gone bad, but a hit. Thus, Kate prepares for the trial of her life. Kate is the kind of hero I appreciate. She is intelligent, kind, wise, and hard-working. She is a woman of faith, yet one who has a secret from even her closest friends, one that I empathize with. This reader really wants to appreciate Ethan, as well, but can’t quite get there, especially as the trial prep continues. The PI Kate hires for help on the case, Landon James, is in some ways a mystery man. When it comes to business, however, he goes above and beyond searching out leads and people, including bringing in security experts for her protection. The plot could be taken from today’s headlines. It is written with skill, weaving in legal definitions and proceedings that readers may not be familiar with. Twists in the novel altered who looked guilty time and again, and this reader began to feel bad for Eric, as lead defense attorney. I did guess what MPC was trying to accomplish, but didn’t know who the real bad guy/ gal might be – and it was a complete surprise who was – and wasn’t – involved! I highly recommend this novel to those who enjoy suspense and legal thrillers with a Christian worldview, or even those who are seeking a “clean read” with a minimal violence. From a grateful heart: I won a copy of this novel by the author with no obligation to provide a review. This is my honest review.
Debragg More than 1 year ago
"Deadly Proof" by author Rachel Dylan is the beginning of her new series. Kate Sullivan is a lawyer who has to prove that Mason Pharmaceutical has a problem because of a new drug. When someone is found dead she knows that she has to find out fast who the killer is. Landon James is a private investigator who she has hired to help her. He finds out more than he wanted to and now they are both in danger. He also thinks he may have feelings for her. They have to find the killer or killers before they find them. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review by Litfuse Publicity Group and these are my opinions.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
Kate Sullivan is a lawyer who has found herself involved in a lawsuit involving Mason Pharmaceutical. It is a cover-up lawsuit and she is the head of the counsel. The company has hurt many people and she wants them to be punished for it. Then everything goes wrong when the the person who brought this forward is killed. Who is the real killer? Lincoln James is going to try to keep her safe. He is a private investigator. He will do anything to keep her safe. Will they ever get to the trial or will others get killed to stop this? Will Kate be the next in line to die? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and this is my opinion.
Andrea_Renee_Cox More than 1 year ago
Inconsistent Characters and Plot When I saw the endorsement on the front cover of this book, I knew I wanted to read it. How could I not when it’s touted to “rival a John Grisham novel”? I wish I had a bunch of positive things to say about this book, but I cannot pretend I enjoyed it. This is an extremely difficult review to write, because I dislike being negative about any author’s hard work. I know how many hours and emotions and commitment go into writing a novel, and I appreciate the passion and effort and time that go into every book I read, even those that weren’t a good fit for my reading taste. Warning: There are plot spoilers ahead. Not two chapters in, I was disappointed by the predictability of this story. That trend continued throughout, only truly surprising me twice in over 300 pages. The plot, which had great potential, seemed simplistic with not much suspense or action driving it. The inconsistencies in three of the four POV characters made them difficult to root for. I wasn’t sure if Kate was a rookie lawyer or seasoned. She seemed to have earned a respectable and accomplished reputation, yet she was so naïve, unpracticed, and emotional that it seemed like this was her first case. She also claimed to have depression, but there were no signs in her thoughts or actions to prove it. Ethan claimed to be leveraging his friendship with Kate to win the case, but he waffled on remaining her friend or using her throughout the entire book. Landon claimed to be most concerned about Kate’s safety, but he was quick to relent on his normal security protocols when she asked him to. That behavior made me question whether or not he was actually an Army Ranger in his past. Those guys have to be decisive and in control, but the Landon I got to know throughout the story was weak and confused and not able to stand up to his client to do what was in her best interest where her safety was concerned. Since this book has been compared to John Grisham’s, his were what I weighed it against. This story fell flat for me, after having read over a dozen of Grisham’s. Deadly Proof was predictable and had major inconsistencies. About half of the book was repeated information. For example, Landon had a conversation about security with Cooper, then in the very next scene, Landon conveyed the same information (nearly word for word) to Kate. This type of thing happened over and over again. Another thing that really bothered me was how slow the legal side of the story was. Eighty percent was focused on the discovery phase and the junk documents that were handed over. There were inconsistencies on who the client was. Most of the time, it was a class-action suit. On several occasions, though, Kate suddenly began talking about how her client was a single woman rather than the earlier stated masses. I am more disappointed than anything about this book. It had an interesting back cover copy, an intriguing cover, and great endorsements. I was really looking forward to it and was hopeful about finding a new favorite legal suspense writer to follow. I’m always on the lookout for good quality books in that genre, because it is one I’ve enjoyed and been fascinated with since I was about twelve years old. That’s why I wanted to give this one a try. I had no idea that I would come away from it feeling like I’d wasted my time. I guess I’m back on the hunt for more quality legal thrillers.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Deadly Proof is the first book by Rachel Dylan that I have read but I'm looking forward to reading many more. I enjoy a good legal thriller and that's exactly what I got with Deadly Proof. After reading the book and then looking the author up I'm pretty sure I know why it was so good. Rachel Dylan is an experienced attorney and I think that lends to the authenticity of her story. The legal case involved is that of Mason Pharmaceutical knowingly causing the death of many people by allowing a drug to come to market when the adverse side effects were known to the company but hidden from the public. It's a class action lawsuit and Kate Sullivan has been appointed as the lead counsel to prosecute the case. There's a lot at stake for everyone involved. Mason Pharmaceutical could lose millions in revenue and the directors seem to be willing to go to any lengths to avoid that. Kate's good friend and fellow lawyer, Ethan Black, has been retained to represent Mason Pharmaceutical. He quickly finds himself wondering just how far he's willing to bend the rules to win this case. Meanwhile people are dying, disappearing, and being threatened. Is Kate safe? Probably not but former Army Ranger turned P.I. Landon James along with his friends Cooper and Noah, are bound and determined to see that she survives the threats. This is a very quick read because the action and intrigue is non-stop. It's a story that is written where you think that you are being told about what is happening from both perspectives, but look out because there's a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. Deadly Proof is book one in the Atlanta Justice series. I took a peak at the next book in the series and it looks like the main characters in this series are going to be the men, Landon, Cooper, and Noah. Book two is Cooper's story. It seems as if the series can be read as stand alone novels but we'll have to wait and see for sure. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series and if you are a fan of legal thrillers this should be your cup of tea as well. I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review.
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Where do I begin? Romance, suspense, thrills wrapped up in a legal bow. It was a well done story. I learned quite a bit about the legal world from an admirable heroine. It kept me guessing because the evil that I thought I knew was not what I thought at all. I loved it. 4 1/2 Stars. Full review is at my website. I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Litfuse Blog Tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
With everything going on in the news today, it seems there are so many subject to make the premise of a novel for inspiring authors. I was immediately drawn to Rachel Dylan's latest novel, Deadly Proof, because her main character Kate Sullivan is a lawyer drawn to help her clients against those with more money to finance a winning defense team. It was always my own personal desire to do just that, become a lawyer to fight for those who couldn't afford a higher price attorney. In this novel, Kate is working against big pharmaceutical companies like Mason Pharmaceutical's, whose products are doing more permanent harm that good to the clients that are prescribed its drugs. Even though patients can read the lists of side effects, most people simply trust that their doctors are prescribing them things that will work, instead of causing them more permanent damage than they had before. But as you can guess, they also have the financial means to settle what they might consider trivial matters if they should happen. Kate's goal is to ensure that the clients that hire her, are given every advantage to win their case and be compensated in a way that might help them in the years to come. She isn't about to be taken advantage of either. When more clients are showing up with the similar issues taking Mason Pharmaceutical's migraine drug, Celix, and had died or been injured, she knows this could be a case that could lead to become a managing partner at the law firm where she works. Something she has always desired. Once the litigation hit the news and firms started advertising to find clients who had taken the dangerous drug, there was a constant stream of inquiries to be fielded by her firm and they couldn't turn any of them down without hearing their claims. When an employee that works at the company calls Kate with information that could blow the lawsuit wide open, things begin to turn deadly. When Kate calls in a private detective, Landon James, to begin the investigation on the employee who claims that it isn't just one drug that needs to be addressed but more. She believes that Mason Pharmaceuticals understands the risks to some patients that are currently using their products, but the ability to make money makes this a risk worth taking. Landon's job is to begin to investigate whether this employee's claims have an validation to open up a bigger case, and just when it does, their will be targets on all of their backs to ensure that nothing gets out that would destroy the company. I received Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan compliments of Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity. I have often questioned the premise behind this novel, especially when you hear countless claims about certain drugs causing more harm than good. Big Pharma companies are making billions and working with doctors to push these drugs on the human market often times bypassing the required amount of testing and research to be complete. Makes you wonder if we aren't all human guinea pigs to the medical and pharmaceutical industry at large. I absolutely LOVED this novel and highly recommend it to those who love a great mystery and coming along for the wild ride! I easily give this novel a 5 out of 5 stars.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy a read with you heart in your throat, this one will probably do it. You never knew when the next shoe would drop, and just when you feel safe, boom or grab. People are murdered or just disappear, and why, greed seems to be the answer here. The author kept me on my toes, and I felt like I was reading something that was in the paper, there is often a lawsuit against a drug company, and what drug doesn’t seem to come with warnings? Surprises abound right up until the end, never would have guessed what happened, and add to that a bit of romance. A real page-turner here, I wasn’t able to put this one down, I had to know the ending! I received this book through Lit Fuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
If you're a reader who loves a good suspense, then you want to check out Deadly Proof. In this novel, Kate Sullivan is stepping into the challenging role of lead counsel for a major class action lawsuit. She'll have her hands full managing that case. Then a prospective witness is killed, and she begins to wonder what's really going on. There's a thread of romance, intrigue, and investigation propelling the story forward to a satisfying resolution. It's a perfect read for those who enjoy a romance with more. 
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
This book was remarkable writing and compelling to read with the story had an extremely legal thriller that the author of his book had writing down from her experience and some basic on the real case inside of a courtroom. This was a perfect story that will challenging all us to follow the cause finding the true and justice but wasn’t easy and secure to make thing right but with all help from the right partner anything can happen in this story will keeping guess what is next. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book.” I received complimentary a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for this review”.
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Deb’s Dozen: Will Feisty Attorney Aided By Ex-Ranger Solve the Murder and Medical Malpractice? Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan tells a tale about the medical malpractice engaged in by a large drug company. One of their drugs seems to cause brain tumors. Attorney Kate Sullivan is lead counsel on the class action suit, but when a meeting with a possible whistle-blower ends up in the informant’s death, Rachel knows there is more to meet the eye than just the suit. When she is threatened, she hires ex-Army Ranger Landon James for security. Landon digs into the death of the informant and tries to find another. He too feels there is much more going on in the drug company than just the existing case. As they go deeper into the research on the alleged malpractice, Kate is injured in a parking lot staircase by an unknown assailant. Landon ramps up security and brings in a friend’s company to help, so Kate is under twenty-four-hour protections. At the same time as the ramp-up in securing, there is a ramp-up in affections between the two. I enjoyed reading Deadly Proof. Dylan writes memorable characters and her research and presentation of the legal aspects of the medical malpractice case appear impeccable. Kate and Landon became real characters to me-the dialog realistic. I so loved the action and the interaction among all the characters-good and bad. I hated to see the book end, and I was happy to see Deadly Proof is only Book One in the Atlanta Justice series. Five Stars! Deadly Proof is but one of Rachel Dylan’s adventures into romantic and legal fiction. She has been an attorney for over a ten years and was a litigator at a national law firm. She says she enjoys combining the law with suspense and romance in her stories. She, her husband, and five “furkids” live in Michigan. Bethany House gave me a copy of Deadly Proof, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.
hes7 More than 1 year ago
Keeping me on my toes, the first book in Dylan’s Atlanta Justice series delivers suspense, danger, romance, and through it all, an uplifting spiritual message. The plot moves at a fast-pace with high tension, well-written characters, and a fantastic ending. Gripping and engaging, Deadly Proof proves hard to put down and kept me turning page after page, often long after I planned to stop. I loved it and can’t wait to read more from Rachel Dylan. Fans of legal thrillers, be sure to add Deadly Proof to the list of books to read—it’s a good one. Thanks to Bethany House, I received a complimentary copy of Deadly Proof and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
AnOpenBookFamily More than 1 year ago
It's been a long, long time since I've read a legal thriller, and Deadly Proof was a good re-introduction to the genre. The pacing seemed just right, as the jeopardy to the characters increased in tandem with how entrenched they became in their position either for the plaintiff or defendant. The romance between Kate and Noah was simple and sweet. I think a little more initial conflict between them would have enhanced it, but the characters were well developed and their progression from guarding their hearts to vulnerability was nicely done. I had a good idea who the inside person and mastermind were with the pharmaceutical company, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the resolution. There were many shades of deception among the cast, and I liked that they weren't all strictly good or evil. They had varying motivations with varying degrees of complicity. While I would've like to have seen a little less dialogue and a little more of the internal workings of the characters' minds, particularly early on, the things I really missed were setting details. Rooms and locations were nondescript. No peek at the furniture, decorating - nothing that would enhance the reader's vision and develop characters. Similarly, the characters didn't - physically - do much. It lacked the personal details that, again, help develop character and bring the scene to life. Just simple things like twirling pens, massaging a neck, biting a lip that humanize characters. That said, I enjoyed the story. It was a quick, easy read that kept me interested from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
DarleneLTurner More than 1 year ago
Kate Sullivan has just been appointed lead counsel in the trial that will set her career on fire. Mason Pharmaceutical’s (MPC) latest drug has deadly side effects and Kate is out to prove they knew about them but still put the drug on the market. Her clients are depending on her to win. MPC will try anything to stop this case from going to trial, so when a key witness ends up dead, Kate gets suspicious. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is hired to handle security for Kate, but he soon discovers he got more than he bargained for when she is threatened multiple times. As the pair races against the clock to uncover the truths of this case, the danger rises along with their feelings for each other. Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late? Deadly Proof had me from page one! I was hooked and couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out what would happen next. The plot had some surprising twists and kept me glued. The female lead had me cheering her on. She was a force to be reckoned with even though the threats mounted up against her. She put the client first and wouldn’t back down. Go, Kate! The male lead melted my heart. He did everything to keep Kate safe even when he had to face his past mistakes. The characters in this book are strong and well written. It’s clear the author knows in the inside of a courtroom. I was impressed with the amount of legal jargon. Enough to make it realistic but not bog you down. Well done! The setting and imagery throughout were well written. You could picture the meeting rooms and the courtroom as if you were right there. This is my first read by Rachel Dylan and it won’t be my last. I’m now a fan! I can’t wait for the next book in this Atlanta Justice series. I give Deadly Proof 4.5 gavels. It’s one courtroom thriller you’ll want to pay attention to! **Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice, #1)by Kate Sullivan proves itself to be a thrilling book because it could actually happen. A case of big business being a boss unto itself, accountable to no one, especially not to those who may have been harmed by Mason Pharmaceutical's lust for money. And more money. Kate Sullivan has been selected as head lawyer for the plaintiff group. Kate needs to win, for her career, her pride, but mostly because she wants to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Kate's opponent, Ethan, a friend from law school, needs to win. It will keep HIS career on track, keep him living the high life, and maybe bring Mason on board as a heavyweight client. This is a novel where the major characters play their roles, but kindly leave enough room for secondary characters to rise from obscurity and shine brightly. The lawyers both do amazing work; yet without the presence and actions of these supporting characters, the grand climax would never happen. I love that Kate holds fast to her faith in the presence of Landon's questions. She doesn't fumble around trying to answer with deep theological reasoning. Kate presents her thought, gives Landon time to process it, and lets the Lord do the work in Landon's heart. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affected my opinions, for which I am solely responsible.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! This was the first book I’ve read by Rachel Dylan, but it definitely won’t be my last. Rachel Dylan’s writing reminds me a lot of a John Grisham novel. It captured my attention from the first page, and it even had a major twist near the end! Kate Sullivan ends up becoming the lead counsel in a lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical. Kate is trying to get justice for some victims who were severely affected by Mason Pharmaceutical. This case could make or break her career. But it doesn’t end up being a cut and dry case. Landon James is a former army ranger who Kate has hired to handle security for Kate. He will do anything he can to protect Kate! This book has a lot of suspense and a little romance in it. If you enjoy clean, romantic suspense fiction, then this book is for you. I can’t wait to read more of Rachel Dylan’s novels! I received this book from Bethany House for my honest opinion.
Bookluvr4vr More than 1 year ago
Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan is a great mystery book; book 1 of the Atlanta Justice Series. This was my first law mystery thriller book, and I will say that I enjoyed it very much.  The book is about Kate Sullivan, a stubborn young woman litigator with an interesting past. She will not stop until her client's gain justice for the inconceivable crimes that have been committed against them. Her faith keeps her going for her clients. She may even put herself into harms way in order to gain closure for herself and her clients.  Kate Sullivan is handling a case against Mason Pharmaceutical Company, a pharmaceutical company that has released drugs that have harmed individuals that have taken the medications. Kate's newest client, Ellie Proctor, an employee scientist comes to her for help. Kate was hesitant from the first moment. However, Ellie had shown some light into the case at hand. Several days after Kate and Ellie meant, Ellie is found dead in an Atlanta parking garage. Kate hires private investigator Landon James to help dig deeper into the case. However, their relationship grows closer as friends due to the threats Kate begins having against her.  Landon James is a former Army Ranger, who is very wise and wants nothing to happen to Kate. He warns her of the dangers and risks, but Kate is very stubborn. Will Kate heed Landon's warning? Landon's faith is shaky after his deployment in the Middle East. Will Landon's faith rekindle in order to help save Kate from the danger he senses or will he succumb to his past? As always, I did enjoy this book. It was very good. At first, it took me a while to get to the plot  and story line, but I soon was enjoying the book so much that the cover began to curl. :-)  I want to lastly thank the Bethany House Publishers for the opportunity to read this fine book. I look forward to the sequels in this series. I think I can already guess who and what the next book will be about. There were some hints, but you'll have to find out what I'm talking about by reading the book.
moohnshine More than 1 year ago
Ohh this was such a good mystery thriller. This is the first book by Rachel Dylan that I have read and I am thoroughly impressed. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. This is the first book in the Atlanta Justice Series. In this story top attorney Kate Sullivan has just landed lead on her first multijurisdictional case. The case is against a big pharm company call Mason Pharmaceutical Company. They developed and released a drug that caused brain tumors in the people who had taken the drug. Some of the tumors even caused death. After a nervous woman who has info on the case turns up dead, Kate decides that she will need to hire a PI to help her investigate. Her normal PI that she hires is unavailable, but he suggests someone else named Landon James. Landon is ex military with a dark past. He is throwing hisself into work to avoid dealing with his darkness. When he accepts the position to help Kate, he didn’t realize that it may be his toughest job yet. As things get dicey and Kate becomes a target, Landon has to hire a security company to help him. He is worried for her safety for more reasons than just business. Can Landon keep her safe and deal with his own feelings? As the case heats up strange things begin to happen. Someone on the inside is trying to sabotage the case. On top of that someone is gunning for her. Is there anyone Kate can trust? As things heat up and the case gets closer to the trial date more things happen and she is scared, but will she be able to just walk away? This book was well written and the characters were well-developed. The characters use their faith to get them through some of the trying times. Kate is a firm believer and such a strong character. Landon has some demons he is dealing with. Meeting Kate may just be what can help him to find the lighted path out of the darkness. Maybe he can also find his way back to his faith. This is an action packed thriller and will keep you turning the pages till the end. It is full of surprises, twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all figured out a new twists will throw you off. Not only that but it is so full of danger and thrills. I really enjoyed this book and will look for more from this author. She keeps the audience captivated and her story does not have any lacking areas. I highly recommend this book to those who love The Woman’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson. It is a thrilling read! *ARC provided by Bethany House Publishing
CafinatedReads2009 More than 1 year ago
Holy smokes! Ms. Dylan is AH-mazing!!! I was so excited to get this book and review it. I sat down the minute I got it and DEVOURED it! I was done almost as quickly as I began it. Her writing style is just THAT good. The intensity that she creates the story with, I felt every bit of it. It was a wonderful time, reading this story!  I have always had a fascination with crime drams and the legalities of it all, so when I had the chance to review this for the author, I jumped on it. The plot line was intruiging and the characters sounded absolutely fantastic. I was right. Kate and Landon's characters were both beautifully chiseled for their roles and instantly stole my heart. The sparks that pass between them are awesome and the suspenseful twists to the story really bring out the intensity of both of these characters as the heart pounding, page turning scenes come to life.  This book is in my top 10 favorite reads of 2017. It is a wonderful story, filled with edge of your seat, fast paced circumstances. Learning to lean on God in times of crisis, and focusing on the future and not the past really make this book beyond 5 star worthy. I can't wait to see what book 2 in this incredible new series has in store for us. Hats off and gavels down to the awesometastic author, Rachel Dylan! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers/author and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*