Saturday, April 6, 2013

Proof by Jordyn Redwood

It is every woman's worst nightmare.

Dr. Lilly Reeves, an ER doctor, is savagely raped. After the police interview her, she finds there is a serial rapist on the loose. Several women identify the same man with the unusual tattoo and eyes of different colors. Not wanting to cause panic, the police are hesitant to make a public announcement.
Lilly suffers a psychological decline after her rape, sinking into alcohol. She has a couple of good friends who help her through the trauma. She certainly questions God and her friends help her there too.
A couple of the raped women have become pregnant and Lilly realizes the rapist has killed those women and their children. Then the nightmare becomes worse as she finds herself pregnant from her rape.
Lilly, during a bloody event in the emergency room, sees the identifying marks of the rapist – on a fellow doctor. But when DNA evidences indicates he is not the rapist, Lilly knows her life is in danger and she flees.
She must somehow prove what she knows to be true before he finds her and kills her.

This is a well written thriller. The action is tight and the character development well done.
Lilly ends up being a very strong character and is able to pursue the truth. I learned a great deal about DNA and how it can, in rare cases, give a false conclusion.
Redwood knows her medical facts. This novel makes for informative reading while providing stay awake suspense.

Jordyn Redwood has specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for
nearly two decades. She teaches advanced resuscitation classes and developed a blog to help authors write medically accurate fiction. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Find out more at

Kregel Publications, 307 pages.

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