I wish I’d liked this book more; I really do. Bethany House, you know I adore your books, but Deadly Proof didn’t do it for me. Legal suspense just isn’t my thing, my dear readers.
This book features litigator Kate Sullivan and PI Landon James, both enmeshed in a lawsuit against big pharma. When the company at fault goes after Kate, it’s up to Landon to protect her. And as often happens in such situations, emotions run high and lead to romance.
Deadly Proof was okay, but all the legalese was a bit dry as the book progressed. (So many acronyms in the first few chapters!) The characters do manage the language well, and this is a fast read. Kate and Landon’s romance isn’t as integral to the story as I would’ve liked, though. It’s basically a legal thriller with faith and a dash of romance that suddenly culminates in a proposal.
I was with the story until I started watching the % progress at the bottom of my e-reader screen. I was getting closer and closer to the end of the book and some kind of resolution, but Kate was still mired in trial prep and discovery. Then wham! Everything’s resolved and tra-la-la, happy ending. The ending wasn’t as satisfactory as I’d hoped, sadly.
My rating: 3.7-ish stars
Recommended for: fans of Rachel Dylan and inspirational legal suspense; readers of legal fiction
Note: I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley.