Deadly Proof is an interesting book that offers legal suspense with a romantic twist. It is first of a series of books and I want to read the other books as they come out. I am glad I picked #DeadlyProof as it had a good legal backstory with the romance and friends added to the mix.
The author has piqued my interest with well-etched characters with flaws, feelings, and friendships. She has introduced Kate and her friends who while supporting Kate have their own stories, which were hinted at. A good start for a series where friends feel like family.
The hero is a handsome, troubled, kind hunk and I was totally hooked. J Landon is ex-army and is out protecting Kate from the people who are hell-bent on stopping her from being the honest lawyer she is. He made for such a strong, supportive partner that the need to learn his story kept me flipping pages faster than the mystery the two were facing.
It is a new genre for me since I have not read a legal suspense before especially one with the attorney as the main lead. The law trial and legal angle made it very interesting and different. The back-stories and the other characters introduced and brought alive made it easy to connect and want to know more about the characters.
It was a bit slow when I was waiting for the case to start or murders to go on nonstop but luckily for me, the author set a steady pace and small incidents rolled up to a big climax. The main culprit being someone I really did not have my eye on.
Overall, #DeadlyProof covered the pharmaceutical companies and how they are not above board. The legal and medical/health angle was explored and laid bare for us to introspect. Various incidents that occur made me realise how much we take our medicines and health for granted. It also reminded me of the movie Erin Brockovich with Julia Roberts. Kate certainly had her tenacity. Another aspect I enjoyed in the book was the legal process and the method of collection the evidence and the loopholes around it. The book is well laid out and well researched, with the legal trivia making it interesting.
I recommend this book to people who enjoy legal thrillers or are looking for a change in genre. It is a light read without the gore and murkiness of too much blood. It has a solid storyline and kept me engaged in the lives of Kate, Landon and the people for whom she was fighting the case.
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About the Book
In the biggest case of her career, attorney ‘Kate Sullivan’ is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator “Landon James” is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything—even murder—to keep the case from going to trial.
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