Title: Lone Witness
Author: Rachel Dylan
Series: Atlanta Justice #2
Genre: Suspense/Crime Fiction
Publishing Date: May 1, 2018
About the Book:
Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.
Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust.
Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?
Wow! Let me get my heart rate back down to where it should be! My poor sis-in-law just had to deal with me gasping through the last 30 or so pages of the book. She may or may not possess the book now as I’m writing this review 😛
Suspense stories can be so bad for me because I lack the ability to put them down. This book was no exception to that! One thing I really liked about this book was that Sophie was dealing with not only one but two cases that could lead to danger and it added to the mystery of her story. The truth isn’t always what you would first suspect. The suspense certainly kept me on my toes!
To say that this book had me sucked in would be a bit of an understatement. This one certainly got my blood pumping! Not only was the book fast-paced, but suspense lurked even in the quiet moments. There was never a dull moment and that’s not easy to accomplish in a 300 page book!
I haven’t read the first book in this series yet because I was told this could be read as a stand-alone, but I fully intend on going back to read the first one. There were a few scenes that hinted to the characters of the first book, but the main characters in this book were different so it was easy to follow along.
Rachel Dylan is a new author for me, but I fully intend on reading more of hers soon! I would recommend this book to fans of suspense and authors like Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock. This was an awesome book and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany Publishers and the author in hopes of an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
Age Appropriateness: This is a crime Fiction/Suspense novel and includes a few murder scenes. It’s written by a Christian author so the language is clean, but some of the content might not be suitable for younger readers. I would recommend parental discretion for maturity level. There is also a lot of legal jargon that younger readers might not understand. My personal recommendation is for over 13.