Monday, October 2, 2017

Deadly Proof

GIVEAWAY
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 the case from going to trial.

As danger closes in, Landon can't help but 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 seamlessly blended in with the suspense and romance.

I am definitely a champion of the underdog and so my emotions were immediately engaged since Rachel 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 Rachel 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!

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance 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 easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 8 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

38 comments:

  1. I've never been a fan of legal thrillers either...my husband is though. But since I had opportunity to join Rachel's street team & read this book for review, I'd have to say HER legal thrillers I love!! I wasn't sure what to expect, but the more I got into the story, the more I found it impossible to put down. Now I'm happily anticipating the next installment. :-)

    Just a side note: she's a lawyer in real life so you know her writing is authentic!

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    1. She'd have to be a lawyer to get all this right and I love how she took it down to my level so I never felt lost.

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  2. Sounds very suspenseful. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for the chance to win. iamabho
    AT GMAIL DOT com :)

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  3. I love legal thrillers! KAV, thank you for the great review and the chance to win a copy.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  4. Ooh, I love swoony thrillers. :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Then you'll love this one, Susan. Good luck.

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  5. I am intrigued by this one, Kav! Thank you for sharing.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. That's because it's an intriguing read. Good luck, Melanie.

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  6. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. Sounds intriguing, Kav. Count me in! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  8. I have enjoyed several of Rachel Dylan's books. I am a fan of legal thrillers, and of romantic suspense and mystery. I'm looking forward to reading this! Becky lelandandbeckyATreaganDotcom

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    1. This is the first book I've read by Rachel Dylan but I'm happy to read more! Good luck, Becky.

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  9. Rachel is a new author to me. Looking forward to reading her books.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. For me too! So excited to have a new favourite author. Good luck, Janet.

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  10. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome, Diane. Good luck.

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  11. I have this book and I'm currently reading! Super good so far!!!!!!!

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  12. Sounds so good. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  13. Back in the day, I used to read John Grisham. So, I'm not opposed to legal thrillers. :) I have a few of Rachel's early LI suspense and although enjoyable, this books sounds like so much MORE all around. Your "stupendous romance" comment is a big plus, too :-)
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And I could never get into a Grisham novel. But I'm sure into Rachel Dylan's legal thriller style! Good luck, Terrill.

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  14. Oh no Kav hope you survived thro the day after reading most of the night. Love that you make a book sound almost too good to be left alone. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. The sacrifices we readers make, right? What's a little lost sleep when there's a book begging to be read? Good luck, Becky.

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  15. Thank you for the review! Sounds great! mudj33p (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Jerika. Good luck.

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  16. I love the books you can't put down but am usually sad too because I want them to go on!
    pbclark@netins.net

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    1. I know! And this is definitely not the kind of book you can put the brakes on to make it last longer -- you just have to find out what happens next!!! Good luck rubynreba.

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  17. I had not been much of a legal thriller person, but just lately I read one that I actually really liked, which led to another, which is leading to . . . perhaps this one? Either my taste has been changing, or the authors have done something different in their writing recently to really catch my attention.

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I think this is the first legal thriller I finished! But I hear that Cara Putman has a new legal series out and I'm hunting that one down as well. Good luck, Rachael.

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  18. This sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the review and giveaway. I have been known to stay up all night with a book!
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. There are times when I yearn for insomnia so I can read more. LOL Good luck, Donna.

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