Book Review: 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?
I sat across from Jordyn at a restaurant in Denver a little over a year ago and we talked about the plot of Proof long before it sold. She even told me about who the bad guy really was and so on.
And I still sat on the virtual edge of my chair, rapt attention on the pages that flipped by both too quickly and too slowly at the same time.
[Partly because I’d forgotten for certain what she said, but mostly because it kept me that pulled in ;).]
The book is mostly a medical thriller [I think “medical” would be the descriptor there… thriller definitely applies], but it does have some romance in it.
The mystery/thriller aspect is well done. After Lilly is attacked, she works tirelessly to bring the perpetrator to justice. With her life – and the lives of those she loves – at stake, she must figure out the solution and find the Proof before time runs out.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the book, there were a couple of nitpicks I had, though neither affected the rating. One had to do with who ended up as the romantic partner for Lilly. There were two possibilities and, really, it could have gone either way. I just would have preferred the other way ;). I understand why Jordyn wrote it the way she did, but it’s one of those things I’ll mutter/grumble/glare over on Facebook then put a winky face next to it as I line up to be an influencer for book 2 :D. The other thing, I need to reread and then ask Jordyn about if I read it right [it was late…] but it’s too spoilery to mention here.
Now to mark my calendar for book 2…
Overall rating: 9 out of 10