Friday, December 14, 2012


I have had several books in my TBR pile for several months that I've been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to read when my scheduled reviews slowed down just a tad. I'm excited to tell you about a delightful new author that has come onto the scene and her debut novel I finally had the chance to read this week!

Jordyn Redwood
(Kregel Publications)
ISBN: 978-0825442384
June 2012/312 pages/$14.99

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 Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly twenty years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self-professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.

Her discovery that she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors led to the creation of her blog, Redwood’s Medical Edge. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.

Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters, and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting, and cross-stitching.

Learn more at her website.


I do love a medical mystery, and Jordyn Redwood makes her debut with a captivating medical suspense that grabbed me from the opening pages. Redwood's expertise as an ER nurse provides an insider's authenticity to the setting and premise. Plenty of twists & turns and a race against time make this a chilling and captivating read. A strong spiritual theme is unashamedly woven into the story as Lilly is an atheist, yet she has friends who live out their faith as they love her and speak Truth into her life. Redwood is definitely an author to watch, and I look forward to book #2 in the Bloodlines Trilogy, Poison, to be released in February!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Jordyn Redwood. I was not required to post a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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