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Monday, June 4, 2012

Review and Giveaway of Jordyn Redwood's Proof

I'm pleased to introduce debut author Jordyn Redwood and her first medical suspense novel, Proof. Jordyn runs the blog Redwood's Medical Edge, which is very similar to my blog, except that she deals with medical information for writers, not psychological info. So I feel we're kindred spirits. :)

Here's a blurb about her book:

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?

Jordyn's book was one of the first I've read in a while that made me think and ponder the plot for a long while after I put my book Kindle down. I even ended up talking about it's genius with my husband (which never happens) and Googling some of the medical terminology just to learn more about her fascinating premise.

So first off, the plot of this book will send you reeling. Did you read the blurb? I had to know more about why this guy was being cleared through DNA evidence, yet Lilly knew he was her rapist. I got incensed more than once as I read, completely baffled.

Second, even though her book is full of medical lingo/terminology, Jordyn does not write above the average reader's intelligence level. She utilizes Jami Gertz characters (you can click to read the post referenced, but essentially, uninformed characters in the book who have to ask tons of questions to get the understanding that the reader is seeking) very well. I was smarter when I came away from reading this book, and that's always a good thing.

Jordyn dealt with the issue of rape very realistically. This serial rapist had left a trail of women in various stages of grief and healing behind him, all of whom were portrayed true to life. She also clearly read up on serial killers, because the rapist was one sadistic, mentally-ill man. Loved getting more background on him, because it all wove together to form a perfect villain that I loved to hate.

I've asked Jordyn if I can be on her permanent influencer list, and she's graciously agreed. I am highly recommending her book to y'all.

Jordyn has also agreed to give away a copy of her book to one lucky guest commenter! This contest will run through Sunday, and is only open in the continental US. Tweets and Facebook likes will get you more entries....just tag me using the buttons below so I know! Please leave your email address in the comment in a spam-me-not format (charactertherapist at hotmail dot com).

Let's Analyze: Have you ever read a fiction book that made you smarter? Let me know in the comments!