If you’re a fan of courtroom dramas or John Grisham, Rachel Dylan’s Atlanta Justice series is one you should check out. Lone Witness is the second in a series that takes you inside the courtroom.
In My Opinion
Senior ADA Sophie Dawson is prosecuting a large bank while sitting on the witness stand for a double homicide trial. But which case is putting her life on the line?
There are a few players to keep track of and the ones I thought were the bad guys weren’t always the villains I imagined them to be. The investigation, preparation for trial, and courtroom scenes are what pushed the story forward, drawing me into the pages.
Both Sophie and Cooper Knight—the bodyguard Sophie’s dad hires to protect her after she witnesses a murder—have real-life issues they must work through before they can make a go at a relationship. Rachel Dylan doesn’t shy away from hard topics like grief, panic, or abuse. There is a lot of avoiding the attraction between these two, but when lives are at stake, they are forced to face the truth.
Dylan’s experience in law shines through the pages of Lone Witness, putting readers in the courtroom as well as behind the scenes in preparing for a case. The question of who is behind the danger surrounding Sophie adds to the intensity of another great read in the Atlanta Justice series.
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About the Book
Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.
Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust.
Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?
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