In Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan, prosecutor Sophie Dawson witnesses a shooting at a local convenience store. The suspect turns out to be the brother of a local gang boss, who is determined to use any means necessary to keep his brother out of jail. This includes threatening to eliminate the star witness.
After an attempt on her life, Rachel agrees to move to a safe house under the watchful eye of a private security firm. The co-owner of the firm, and the one personally charged with protecting her, is none other than Cooper Knight, a man she once met through mutual friends.
While both Rachel and Cooper instantly liked each other when they first met, life and goals kept them from connecting. Now, forced in close proximity and continually in danger, neither can deny the growing feelings between them. Will they overcome their hesitations or will their past keep them apart?
Meanwhile, sequestered in the safe house, Rachel keeps herself busy studying for her next case. She is charged with prosecuting a banker who embezzled from his clients. However, the deeper she digs, the more questions emerge. When her boss encourages her to drop it, she realizes the bank may not be the only organization compromised.
The interwoven tales of Rachel as witness, prosecutor, and potential girlfriend keep the pages turning. As a Christian Romantic Suspense, the relationship goals are more lofty than just dating, however, the spiritual conversations provide depth to the characters. What I liked best was the ease with which the author wove lawyer-speak into the story.
I enjoyed Lone Witness. It’s a clean, fast-paced story with danger, love, and intrigue. Though the second in the Atlantic Justice series, Lone Witness can stand alone. I’ll be looking for more of Rachel Dylan’s books. You may like them, too.
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