Friday, October 6, 2017

Deadly Proof | First Line Friday

Happy Friday! We get a suspense read for today!! One that I really, really liked!! You can see all of the why's later in my review. For now... here's the first line!

Have you read this one yet?
What is your favorite suspense author (preferably Christian)?

This week, First Line Fridays is changing format! I'm blogging with a group of other wonderful bookish people who blog their first lines today. To see all of their posts for today, head over to
Hoarding Books Blog

My Review
I enjoy a hint of suspense, but when I realized that this book was set at a law firm and the storyline was primarily legal, I wasn't so sure I would enjoy it. I am happy to say that I was dead wrong (as my rating hints). I thoroughly enjoyed this read! It was very educational without making me feel like I was reading something completely out of my element. I actually enjoyed everything with the court cases and found the information very creatively woven throughout the entire story.

Kate was a character to just fall in love with. She was sincere, honest, and above reproach. She was a Christian who lived what she believed and wasn't ashamed of her faith and prayer life. Her character made this book sing "Christian"--something that the publishing world is seriously lacking.

I was curious how things would end up with Landon. He had a dark past and it was glorified, but neither was it too open. Ms. Dylan dealt with his past in a very discreet fashion. Also, the theme with, "I've lost interest in God, He deserted me" kind of had me wrinkling my nose. It seems to be a common theme in today's fiction, but I really appreciated how it was handled in this book.

So, just discussing these two characters, I don't even have to make it a point to discuss the spiritual aspect of this book. Very well done.

The romance, also, wasn't too overbearing. Because so much of the book was wrapped around the case, there was just hints of romance sprinkled throughout the book. The one "main kiss" mentioned was about half a page, but other than that, it was over-the-top with emotions and feelings.

In conclusion, I finished this book with a "wow." It was engaging, thrilling, clean, and totally satisfying.

*I received this book from Bethany House and happily provided my honest review*


Unknown said...

I've been hearing fantastic things about this book.

I'm sharing about "Witness Protection" by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from the book I'm currently reading here.

"All of the stories have been written, including mine."
Lu. by Beth Troy

englishmysteriesblog said...

I have seen this book, and it looks great. I love mystery/suspense writers, and I reviewed one of Lisa Harris' books last year. I can't wait to read Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl. :) Happy Friday!

Becky said...

Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:

"Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine."

JaneReads said...

I have this book on my tbr list, sounds like I need to move it up.

MeezCarrie said...

I really enjoyed that read too!!

Here's the first line of the book currently closest to me - "Someone had left the front door open." - Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

Amanda Tero said...

@ Rebecca - it was wonderful!! Thanks for stopping by!

@ EnglishMysteries - Lisa Harris is an author-to-read for me!

@ Becky - sounds like a great title!

@ JaneReads - ooh yeah, you should!

Amanda Tero said...

@ Carrie - yes!! Thanks for sharing a first line!

Courtney Clark (The Green Mockingbird Blog) said...

I've heard great things about this story, too! That's an intriguing first line -- already in the middle of a situation. I shared the first line from All This Time in my FLF post, but here's a first line from the book closest to me.

"It took one then thousandth of a second - exactly 0.000169 seconds - for the bullet to rip through his shoulder." - Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig

Unknown said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. It's on my TBR pile!
I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

“Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”

Bookworm Mama said...

Happy Friday!!!!!

Iola said...

I love a good legal thriller, and Deadly Proof was excellent. And a great first line!

I'm sharing from Where We Belong by Lynn Austen on my blog, but I'm currently reading Cardiac Event by Dr. Richard Mabry. Here's the first line:

Dr. Cliff Hamilton watched the bright green lines of the EKG dance across the monitor screen.

I'm finding Cardiac Event is perhaps more medical murder mystery than thriller, but there is plenty of suspense and I'm enjoying it. I'll post a full review on my website next week.

Amanda Tero said...

@ Courtney – yes, I like books that start “in the middle” of something. Ah, I’ve read that first line before! Love that!

@ Nicole – I hope you read it soon! That book starts off with a bang!

@ Rachel – thanks! :)

@ Iola – yes and yes! I’m about to start reading that Austin book! :) And I’ve not read many medical books. They’d be something I’d try though.

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