Lone Witness / by Rachel Dylan. (Atlanta Justice, 2) 12.4.2018

Bethany House ISBN 9780764219818

Adult Rating: 4

Rachel Dylan pens another legal thriller in her new contemporary romantic suspense series set in Atlanta, featuring female lawyers and challenging circumstances.

In Lone Witness, prosecutor Sophie Dawson is the only eyewitness to a double homicide which occurs when she is in the midst of a corporate fraud case. All of a sudden, Sophie’s customary threatening letters escalate to a drive-by shooting and intentional car accident, putting her life in danger.

Former Atlanta police office Cooper Knight is hired by her father as Sophie’s bodyguard. Can he protect her as Sophie tries to find the truth in both cases? Who is behind the threats–the murder suspect who is also the brother of a gang leader, or the high-level executive trying to protect the company whose employee accused of fraud? Who will go to any length to prevent the truth from coming out?

Dylan returns with another legal thriller that will have the reader on an exhilarating ride as the plot twists and turns. Lone Witness has a solid and realistic faith element, clean romance, and a gripping storyline that will keep the reader guessing until the final plot twist. The relationship builds naturally between Sophie and Cooper, as the two cases Sophie is working on finally go to trial.

Readers will get an inside view of the legal profession, as characters from her first book return as secondary characters in this novel. Dylan creates strong characters who are willing to fight for justice, regardless of the cost to themselves. Her third book, Breach of Trust, will be available in 2019.

Recommended for public libraries, and fans of romantic suspense novels by Dani Pettrey, Irene Hannon, and Lynette Eason, and of legal thrillers by Cara Putman.

Carol R. Gehringer, worthy2read.wordpress.com

Earlier Series Titles Reviewed by CLJDeadly Proof (Jan/Feb/Mar 2018).