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by Jordyn Redwood
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Proof by Jordyn Redwood

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?

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ISBN-13: 9780825442384
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Series: Bloodline Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 807,663
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jordyn Redwood has specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for seventeen years. A member of both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Christian Fiction Writers association, Jordyn lives in Colorado.

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Proof: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad i found this author as i will definitely read more books by her. I enjoyed the suspense in this book. The only reason i didnt give it five stars was the romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline. But there are a ton if chacters in this book. When i read an ebook, i always highlight each new character so if i forget who someone is i can easily find and recall. A definite necessity with thus book. And, note to author and editor.... when a new character is introduced, somewhere in that first couple of paragraphs, use both first and last names. There were a couple spots here where a character was introduced by say, first name, then referred to, several pages later by last name, then even more pages having the first and last names joined. There were a few places where it appeared a new person was comung into the picture when that wasnt the case. It got confusing trying to figure out who was who and how related. The whole drake/drew/stigman/maguire thing was really hard to follow.
Anne_Baxter_Campbell More than 1 year ago
An excellent read, especially if you love medical mysteries with rare physical phenomenons as much as I do. This is the first of the Bloodlines trilogy by Jordyn Redwood, and I'm pretty sure if you read one you will grab the others, too. I give this one a solid five thumbs up. Lilly Reeves is an emergency room physician on duty when a pregnant young woman involved in a traffic "accident" is wheeled through the door. The cops follow, wanting to talk to the unconscious woman because it appears a truck deliberately rammed her. The baby the woman carries is the product of an encounter with a serial rapist, and she is a key witness if they ever arrest a suspect. It's difficult to find this suspect, despite the fact that he's left semen filled with DNA behind in all his victims. Apparently the perpetrator is in the medical profession or at least somehow has access to syringes filled with a substance, ketamine, that knocks out his prey. Other clues are the location of the attacks, apparently centering on the hospital where Lilly works; that all of the victims have their keys missing for a number of hours before the attacks; and that the victims describe a man with blue and brown eyes--one of each--and a horrific monster tattooed on his chest. He has one other quirk--when his victims become pregnant, he makes sure the child does not live. Then it's Lilly's turn. Her keys come up missing, and her black belt in karate and dead-eye shooting expertise do her no good once he injects her with ketamine. Lilly accuses another physician, but it backfires when the DNA appears to prove him innocent. Suddenly, it's Lilly who is on the run.
PattiShene More than 1 year ago
I enjoy thrillers, so this book was a great read for me. I also enjoy books where the author brings his/her own experience to the story, as this author does with her knowledge of emergency and critical care nursing. This was an action-packed page turner with a compelling plot. I loved Jordyn's ability to create believable characters who submit to the pressure of adversity, yet demonstrate enough resilience to bounce back and meet challenges head on. Jordyn kept me guessing up to the very end as to how Dr Lilly Reeves was going to prove her case against her attacker. The story kept me up late and sent chills down my spine as the author put us inside the head of the perpetrator and the victims. The book takes the reader on a journey that begins with the first page and concludes with a resolution not soon forgotten.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen P. for Readers Favorite "Proof" by Jordyn Redwood is a thriller which should appeal to many groups of readers. ER physician Dr. Lilly Reeves is viciously attacked and raped. She is initially preoccupied by the attack on her but then decides to take action by doing what she does best - practicing medicine. She looks into old medical records for clues and discovers a secret which threatens to unravel the mystery of the crime. Hopefully, her findings will bring a brutal murderer to justice but in the meantime, Lilly must concentrate on keeping herself from harm's way in order to bring a rapist to justice. Ms. Redwood masterfully weaves together various clues as she introduces characters who are both disturbing and mesmerizing. She leaves the reader visualizing how the various clues will either lead to personal disaster or to the capture of a sociopath who has eluded law for years. Even though some of the content is disturbing to the reader, no one will want to let go in order to release the tension which methodically builds to a masterful conclusion. Even hardened mystery sleuths will be delighted with the plot development which pictures the true horrors of the sociopath as well as the caring compassion of those in the medical service community. Even though I knew that some of Lilly's investigative tactics are bordered on the illegal, I could not help but cheer for her persistence and tenacity as she diligently sought to bring a satisfying end to a personally disastrous event.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific!
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Exciting and intense! What a story! I could barely put it down when I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. It's hard to believe that Proof is Jordyn Redwood's debut book. If I didn't know better I'd think she was already a multi-published author. I'll tell you this, she really knows how to keep her readers glued to every gripping and spine-tingling page. Jordyn Redwood has a grittier style of writing that I really liked. The villain is truly evil and you'll find yourself breathlessly turning pages desperately hoping that against all the odds he will finally be caught. Lilly is by no means perfect and she'll have to hit rock bottom before she can hope to find even a measure of peace. There is also a surprising spiritual element that only added to the suspense. Another aspect of the book that I really liked is the medical accuracy that the author, a nurse of 20 years, brought to the story. There is an area of DNA testing and research that was like, wow. I'm new to the medical thriller genre, this is my first, but I know I'll definitely be back for the rest of this series. Proof is a wonderfully chilling and intense read that will leave readers looking over their shoulder and checking their locks long after the last page has been turned. (I received a copy of this book from the author through TBCN in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Intense and hard hitting... Proof Bloodline Trilogy #1 By Jordyn Redwood Dr. Lilly Reeves is a dedicated ER physician when her life is thrown into chaos when she is attacked. She is the the fifth known victim of a suspected serial rapist, a man with distinctive physical characteristics. The attack has left Lilly in a state of unbalance - her life is slowly unraveling and she is left in a state of anger and fear. Her dedication to her job and empathy for her patients was stolen the night she was attacked. Detective Nathan Long is determined to get this monster off the the streets. With the evidence he leaves and the description given by his victims he should be easy to find. But no clue as to his identity has been found. When Nathan reaches out to Lilly he is drawn to her in a way that he hasn't been to the other victims. When an incident occurs in the ER, Lilly believes she's found her attacker. But when the evidence points to someone else, Lilly knows that it is up to her to find the proof needed to get this criminal off the streets and to protect the innocent lives he is now targeting. With no one seeming to believe her Lilly is on her own. But someone believes her and is working to discover the truth before Lilly's life is cut short by the man who has made her his number one enemy. And very few people have survived once he has them in his sights. This is not a lighthearted read due to the very nature of the story, but it is well written and intense. There is a subtle undercurrent of a spiritual message throughout that offers Lilly something she has never before experienced - hope that God does love and care for her. This is the first book in the Bloodline Trilogy and worth the read if you can handle the subject matter and the utter depravity of the perpetrator. The DNA and medical information is completely fascinating and may open a world you've never before contemplated. I was provided a copy of this book by the author through TBCN/BookFun in exchange for my honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a "can't put down" book, a medical and crime thriller that once I started reading, it drew me in completely. If you like "clean" medical mysteries and suspense, this book is for you! This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
psoccermom More than 1 year ago
Wow is not enough to say about how much I loved this book. Jordyn Redwood takes you on a roller coaster ride of suspense from the start. Dr. Lilly Reeves thinks she has it all till a monster takes it all away. What will she do? Will she let God help her an atheist? Who is the stranger in the ER??? Must read book. I recieved this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Proof by Jordyn Redwood, a critical care and ER nurse for two decades, lives up to the high praise of other well-known authors like Lynette Easton, Harry Kraus, and Mike Delloso. The author’s first novel debuts the fast-paced, addictive Bloodline Trilogy. Any mystery, suspense, action, and adventure fiction fan will love this book. ER Dr. Lilly Reeves’ shift is nearly over, and her keys are mysteriously missing. To further compound the nerve-frazzling shift, the senior attending orders her to stay for a Trauma Code on its way in. From the opening scene in which an EMS crew rushes into Sage Medical Center ER with the 28-year-old, pregnant woman, involved in a high-speed MVA, which the police say was no accident, the suspense and action take off, twisting and turning, then careening toward the pulse-pounding conclusion. Detective Nathan Long, former FBI agent, intrudes into the ER room, insisting upon questioning the victim about the man that she was going to ID as her rapist. He tells Lilly that the woman is the only victim who has come close to identifying the rapist. Lily confronts him about the police department withholding information about a possible serial rapist. The next time their paths cross, she is a victim. I highly recommend this superb thriller and look forward to the next book in the series. Lilly’s journey to faith through the witness of her colleague, Kadin, and through a 65-year-old ER patient’s certainty that she is to deliver God’s message to Lilly about the Virgin Mary enhances the story. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
It was hard for me to believe that Proof was Jordyn Redwood's very first novel. It was expertly written and well researched both in the medical and criminal aspects. Reading it was like watching a popular TV show or movie. I was held spellbound with each page and chapter I read. I kept waiting for the perp to show up at unexpected times and places, definitely kept my heart pounding. Even when you thought you finally knew the criminal, the author put a little doubt in your mind up until close to the end. I even learned some actual real life medical facts that I had never heard before. To me it's a bonus when you can read a fiction book and also learn from it! This will not be the last novel I read by this author. She has won me over for sure! I received this book from Bookfun.org for my honest opinion, which I have given.
Robbi44 More than 1 year ago
The author of this medical suspense novel takes the reader into the inner workings of an active ER. Out of it comes a story that will amaze her audience with some very unexpected major events. Dr. Lilly Reeves, an ER physician, had been a victim of rape. She became obsessed with the case of a serial rapist that hinged on DNA samples that did not match up. It involved a strange phenomenon that occurs rarely in nature, especially in human beings, but was the turning point of this case. The police detectives did not invite Lilly to be part of solving the case. They felt that she would be more of a detriment, but nothing could stop her personal pursuit to find justice for this hideous crime. This suspenseful story also contains some romance for the romantics and inspirational ethics for those who desire a storyline with godly principles. An interesting twist in this story is that the rapist was known by all the characters but they could not prove him guilty. It is quite the thriller!
annelr More than 1 year ago
Proof, by Jordyn Redwood, is an exciting, edge-of-the-seat medical thriller. This is the kind of book a reader stays up late to finish! Lilly is an ER physician going places in her career, until disaster strikes. Then she meets new friends..."pain, sleeplessness, and despair." How in the world did her life fall apart and she, the victim, become the problem and end up on the run? Can, or maybe even, will, her friends help her? Will she be able to get the proof needed in time to prevent more death? The author, with a 20-year career as an ER/ICU nurse, writes a very credible whodunit. Redwood presents fascinating information about DNA and its use in criminal cases. The characters are realistic and likable. The villain is definitely villainous! The storyline is fast-paced and is interlaced with a little romance and strong Christian values. A debut novel, but definitely not run of the mill. This author just gained a new fan. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent novel! It had me hooked from the very first page. Jordyn Redwood is such a talented author. She pulls you in right from the beginning! This is the first novel in the Bloodline Triology. This story centers around an ER physician, Dr. Lilly Reeves. A suspected serial rapist of cleared of awful crimes. However, Lilly isn't quite convinced. Therefore, she takes matters into her own hands to try to find out the truth. There are lots of twists and turns in this novel. This novel is a combination of crime and medical thriller. If you love a good suspense novel, this is for you! This will be a book that I keep on my shelves and reread again. I highly recommend this! I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.
HelenM0 More than 1 year ago
Proof is book one in the Bloodline Trilogy, written by Jordyn Redwood. Dr. Lily Reeves is an ER doctor and one day she cannot find her keys to leave work. She ends up staying to help with an emergency that involves a young pregnant woman. The baby is delivered but the mother and child both die. This is a story of a serial rapist who leaves behind his DNA, often impregnating the women. The rapist also is a murderer who takes the lives of the women and babies. Lily is raped and becomes pregnant. When she accuses one of her co-workers for raping her, the co-worker brings legal charges against Lily as well as a restraining order. Lily is released from her job. She flees town to save her life and prove her co-worker is the rapist and murderer. In doing her research she comes across the medical condition the rapist has that is making it so hard for law enforcement to find the real killer. Not wanting to keep the babies but wanting to keep them from harm, she turns to her friend and co-worker Kadin. Kadin is a strong Christian who ties to help Lily turn her life to the Lord, while he finds parents for her babies and helps keep Lily safe. This book is a combination of medical and crime thriller. It is written so good that it pulls you in right away and it is hard to put the book down. The story has a lot of violence that is described so would turn away some readers. But it is a great “who done it” type story. The story is so realistic and fast moving. The author worked in critical care and emergency nursing for 2 decades and it is very evident that she knows her stuff with how she has written this story. This is the author's first novel, but the writing is so good that I am hooked. I cannot wait for more of her books! I received a copy of this book from the author and BookClub Network for an honest review.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
All I can say is WOW. This was a very interesting story and the ending was a great way to show God's love. I did figure out a little of this mystery but not the whole thing. In fact, what I did figure out only made me want to read more to see how it all fit together. The characters were very well developed. The story flowed well. It did not miss a beat and kept me so involved I finished in 3 days, which for me is very fast. The editing was well done except for a few grammatical errors in some of the characters speaking and I wasn't sure if it was intentional or not. As an example, who was used when it should have been whom. Not major, and like I stated, maybe on purpose? I do not think you will be disappointed. God was shown throughout the book but not in a pushy way. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. If you like a good medical mystery, you will enjoy this book. This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading more of this author.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Jordyn Redwood in her new book, “Proof” Book One in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the life of Dr. Lilly Reeves. From the back cover: After DNA evidence clears a suspected serial rapist of grisly crimes, ER physician Dr. Lilly Reeves takes matters into her own hands. Police detectives think she’s a danger to the case, and her colleges worry her obsession will be detrimental to her health. But Lilly can’t stop, even if it means digging into a dark mystery that science cannot comprehend. Alone and on the run, Lilly wonders: is there any proof that will bring a monster to justice? Acclaimed as “a rollercoaster of a story,” Proof debuts the twists and turns that make the Bloodline Trilogy an undeniable adventure for all fiction fans. If you ever read anything from the late Michael Crichton then you know you was famous for starting with an area that was believed to be foolproof and then showing that something went horrible wrong. That premise is exactly what Jordyn Redwood brings out in “Proof”. We see so many police shows where they rely so heavily on DNA evidence to bring the suspect to justice. And it always works. Not so in “Proof”. Dr. Lilly Reeves has the DNA evidence and they bring the suspect to trial and the evidence gets him off because it doesn’t match. Something has gone horribly wrong and Dr. Reeves must figure out what it is before this serial rapist tries again. I think Jordyn Redwood is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you find out who did it. Not only does Dr. Reeves go down blind alleys in her efforts to prove who the rapist is she also becomes a target putting her life in deadly danger. “Proof” is a very exciting book that will keep you engrossed in the characters as Ms. Redwood puts them through their paces. This is a wonderful series and I am glad I discovered Jordyn Redwood. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Warning: If you are about to read this book, late at night, loss of sleep is almost guaranteed. You will NOT want to put this one down until you finish, but trust me, it's well worth it! If you love a great suspense thriller, then you will want to pick up Proof by Jordyn Redwood, the first book in the Bloodline Trilogy. This one is definitely geared to hook you from the first page and keep you turning pages as fast as you can because it's that good! Emergency Room doctor, Lilly Reeves has seemed to misplace her keys and since she can't head home without them. Until she does, her boss Dr. Anderson, suggests she take the next trauma case slated to arrive. Little does Lilly know how different her life will be connected with the victim, Torrence Campbell. She's been involved in a car accident and upon arriving in the ER, Lilly learns that the victim is pregnant. Not only that, she learns that this may have not been an accident after all and that someone intentionally meant to cause this. While she fights to save Torrence's life, she pages the OB on call and learns that Kadin is the attending. He retrieves the baby so they can concentrate on saving the mother. When Detective Nathan Long arrives at the ER, he immediately wants to talk to Torrence, but she is completely unresponsive and Lilly isn't sure she will make it. She learns that besides being the target of intended car accident, she is also the only witness in her rape case. She can identify her attacker and it seems that his case is about to go unsolved unless they can save Torrence's life. Aside from waiting on the results of what Lilly believes is brain swelling, she has to wait to see if Torrence will regain consciousnesses but it doesn't look like it. Only time will tell. So as she heads home, she finds her keys sitting on her bag as if someone just set them there. Lilly will soon learn just how this insignificant event is about to change her life forever. In the Bloodline Trilogy, Proof by Jordyn Redwood is a physiological thriller that will literally keep you on the edge of your seat as you work with Detective Nathan Long to figure out who this serial rapist is and if they can stop him before he claims his next victim. Will Lilly survive or does she possess something that the killer wants to keep hidden and will stop at nothing until she is dead? This novel combines some of the best elements in Christian fiction, spiritual warfare along with roller-coaster suspense for a faith filled book that will definitely leave you wanting more. I received this book compliments of Kregel Publications and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and have this one on my top MUST READ list to make sure I stay on top of each the sequels to see how this will all end up! Jordyn Redwood is the next and coming author that you will want to remember after reading this debut novel! She will be the one to watch! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars because for me, if I can't put the book down to finish anything in my life at the current moment, then that's a keeper for me.
Jason_Joyner More than 1 year ago
Dr. Lilly Reeves has learned to take care of herself. Despite her childhood issues, she is a successful ER doctor who has a black belt and is a good shot. Unfortunately, she still becomes the victim of a serial rapist who manages to break into her apartment and drug her. Detective Nathan Long has been working the case and thanks to Lilly he is able to finally catch the bad guy. Until the DNA tests point to a different man. Now Lilly and Nathan face professional and personal challenges from the supposed mistake in identification. The question becomes can they figure out the answer before the criminal strikes again, or before he targets Lilly for knowledge she may carry? --- This is the premise for the debut novel of Proof by Jordyn Redwood. As a pediatric ER nurse by day, Jordyn has the medical qualifications to weave a taut suspense within the world of health care. That's exactly what Proof is. The scenario that she conjures is scary and real, making the book an intense read. She sets up the mystery in the first chapter, and the twists and turns continue until the final pages. There is plenty of danger, action, and medical setting to satisfy readers of medical thrillers, mysteries, and typical suspense. Her characters have a lot of depth and are all flawed. There's no cardboard cutouts here. Lilly is a compelling protagonist, but some of her reaction to the assault is real and not very heroic, frankly. Too many writers ignore the consequences of actions in their books. Jordyn shows Lilly's struggles to accept what has happened. This part of the book isn't easy reading, but it is realistic and handled well. It dovetails with the plot and sets up consequences that drive a lot of the story along. I'm in medicine myself, so I don't know if the medical description is too technical for the average reader, but it is all very believable and plausible. I didn't stumble over anything in this aspect of the book. It is very strong for a debut author. I could nitpick about repetitive imagery that occasionally pops up, but it is weak criticism at best, and it shows that Jordyn has a natural affinity for the medical suspense genre. Any fan of thrillers or adrenaline-laced fiction will enjoy this read. I'm excited for what comes next in the series, as it is apparently part of a trilogy. Oh, and if you're an author, her medical blog Redwood's Medical Edge is a great resource to get answers to your medical questions. I rarely give 5 stars so that it means something if I do, but I'd like to give this 4.5 stars. As a debut work, of course there is room for improvement, but it is a remarkable start. Well worth it.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
A rollercoaster of a story. Jordyn Redwood’s Proof has everything you could want in a thriller—believable characters, a villain who makes your skin crawl, a touch of humor, and a twisting plot—all bound by fascinating medical and scientific details. What a fabulous debut!
mustlovetoread More than 1 year ago
Proof By: Jordyn Redwood This is an awesome book! Proof will grab hold of you from page one and not turn lose. The main question running through the whole book is, “Is there any proof that will bring a monster to justice?” Dr Lilly Reeves knows who the serial rapist is, but she can’t prove it. She is struggling with her own demons and isn’t credited with knowing what is going on. With everyone against her, she strikes out on her own to find proof that will condemn the serial rapist, and come to grips with what is going on in her own life. Jordyn Redwood does a great job of developing characters that you will care about. This medical/crime thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one through the end. As the back cover states, this is “a rollercoaster of a story.” You will keep reading just to see where Lilly ends up and if she can prove that a monster is living and working amongst them. Who can Lilly trust? No one; no one believes her or will help her find the answers she needs. Read this book to see what happens. Jordyn Redwood takes you on a journey you won’t believe. I cannot wait to read more by this author. This is one of the best medical/crime thrillers I have ever read!