Monday, November 13, 2017

Deadly Proof (Take Two)

GIVEAWAY
If you'be been following my blog you'll know that I already reviewed this book not too long ago -- October 2 to be exact. I reviewed it through Graf-Martin's Nuts About Books blogging programme (for Canadian bloggers) but also received another copy from Litfuse Publicity's blog tour. So I'm repeating my review and the giveaway. I'll send the second copy to the winner via snail mail.


DYLAN, RACHEL
DEADLY PROOF

Standing for what's right could cost her everything

Tapped as lead counsel in a corporate cover-up lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical, Kate Sullivan knows this case could make her career. What really drives her, though, is getting justice for the victims whose lives were ruined by the company's dangerous new drug. But when a whistleblower turns up dead, it paints a target on the back of everyone involved.

Former Army Ranger turned Private Investigator Landon James steps in to handle security for Kate. He's still haunted by mistakes in his past and is determined never to let something like that happen again. But it soon appears someone is willing to do anything -- even commit murder -- to keep this case from going to trial.

As danger closes in, Landon can't help bu admire Kate's courage and resolve -- but will her determination not to back down become too great of a risk?

My Review:

I have such a book hangover! Stayed up until three in the morning because I could not put Deadly Proof down. So I'm all frazzled nerves and discombobulated brain but valiantly trying to put into words how good this book is. And I don't even like legal thrillers. Mostly because I get so confused by the legal jargon. But Dylan didn't lose me once. She deftly wove layman descriptions into the technical bits so I totally understood what was happening, why certain procedures were so important and boy, did I learn a lot about the legal system. All seamleslly blended in with the suspense and romance.

I am definitely a champion of the underdog and so my emotions were immediately engaged since Kate is taking on a big chunk of Corporate America -- a disgustingly corrupt pharmaceutical company that deserves to be taken down. Betrayal and intrigue and danger soon follow and then, when Kate hires on PI Landon things really get interesting.

My toes still haven't uncurled fully. The romance is stupendous. Slow and deliberate, from colleagues to friends to...cue the toe-curling swoons! In fact, Rachel Dylan's style reminds me very much of an early Dee Henderson. Has that same kind of balance and detail, so a reader doesn't feel hurried. It's easy to stay anchored in the moment and just let the story unfold around you.

And I'm thrilled to report that this is the first book in the Atlanta Justice series so there are more compelling reads ahead for us and I can't wait!

My thanks to the publisher and Litfuse Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like to win a copy of Deadly Proof leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 19 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. I am SO looking forward to #2 "Lone Witness" in May because I enjoyed this one tremendously!

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    1. Goody -- now I know the release date for book two. Looking forward to it as well.

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  2. Oo, yay! A second chance! I'd never read much legal suspense until this fall, when all of a sudden there's a lot more of it (or maybe I'm just finally noticing it). I'm really enjoying it!

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    1. I think you're right about the legal thrillers suddenly cropping up. Cara Putman is doing a series as well which is really great. Good luck, Rachael.

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  3. YAY! I've been wanting to read this one! KAV, thank you for the chance.
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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  4. Awesome I have this on my wish list and on my TBR Thanks for the chance
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  5. Sounds intriguing, Kav. Count me in!

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  6. On my wish list. Thank you for the chance.
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  7. This looks good, would love to win!

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    1. It's fantabulous, Joann. Good luck.

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  8. I wish I could read as fast as you, Kav. I have this one but haven't read it yet. So many good books to read! Thanks for the review.

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    1. LOL -- you probably have more of a non-literary life than I do, Pam. LOL Good luck, Pam.

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  9. I like to read the books that you just can't put down and go to sleep. This is on my must read list. Thanks for reviewing it. lelandandbecky AT reagan DOT com

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    1. I do too -- though it can play havoc on the morning after. :-) Good luck, Becky.

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  10. I am adding this one to my must read list! I am glad that they explain the legal jargon so that I won't get lost. Thanks for your review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I'm about the dunceiest you can get on technical stuff like that I didn't get lost at all. She does a great job of tying in the legal stuff in an understandable way. Good luck, Donna.

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  11. You had me at legal thriller, but cinched it with the toe curling. I love Dee Henderson so the comparison totally got my interest! Please enter me Kav! Thanks
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    1. I think this legal thriller will thrill you then, Kelly. :-) Good luck.

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  12. Love a good suspense. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Then this is definitely the book for you. Good luck, Kim.

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  13. Sounds like a winner so count me in on this one. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  14. I want to have a good book hangover, too!

    Count me in, please.

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  15. Another chance before the second book comes in 2018. Yay! tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Great review! Love a book that keeps you up at night to finish it.
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  17. Good luck, Terrill and Melissa.

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