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Review: Breach of Trust

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Review: Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Dead bodies are not generally a part of Mia Shaw’s life as a corporate litigator, so she is reasonably stunned when she walks into her best friend’s apartment and finds him dead on the floor. Sure she knows the culprit, she points the accusatory finger at the apartment complex’s handyman, David McDonald, a man known for his quick temper. Chase didn’t have any other enemies so how could the killer be anyone else? When investigators find evidence that points toward McDonald, she feels vindicated. There’s just one problem. Noah Ramirez, one of the partners at K&R Security, believes McDonald’s story that he’s being framed for something he didn’t do.

When Noah Ramirez gets a call from the jail, the last person he expects to hear on the other end is former ATF agent David McDonald. As he listens to David’s story, he agrees to do some investigating of his own. As he turns over rocks, he discovers a well-crafted frame-up that he has trouble refuting. Then, Mia discovers some things at work that her friend had hidden in the big case his team was litigating. Could the information she uncovers have led to Chase’s murder? When the death threats don’t stop her investigation, the killers get serious. Can Noah and his partners keep Mia safe long enough to get to the bottom of the conspiracy that got Chase killed?

Wow! This book started off with a bang when Mia walks into her friend’s apartment, expecting to celebrate his first year as partner, and instead, finding his murdered body. I cannot imagine how she was able to suck it up and go back to work as soon as she did. As a fairly new Christian, she does her best to rely on God through the tough times she experiences, but she soon discovers that forgiveness is hard when you’re sure another person is guilty. It also doesn’t make life smooth sailing. As the death threats, and attempts on her life pile up, Mia finds herself leaning on Noah, and falling for him in the process. Will she live long enough to not only get at the truth in her case, but find the love she’s been seeking with Noah?

Part of what I love about Rachel Dylan’s books is the authenticity of the “lawyer-speak” in the stories. She KNOWS her material as a lawyer herself, and her books come across as very real because of it. I could almost have convinced myself that I was reading a news story (with a few side trips into the romance part of the story.) I also appreciate that her characters sometimes stumble in their Christian walk. There isn’t a perfect Christian out there, and anyone who tells you that they are is lying. Ms. Dylan shows the struggles, and I like that.

I absolutely recommend Breach of Trust to anyone who loves romantic suspense. I will say that this is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. (I will also say that it is the first series book that I had no idea who the ultimate culprit was until the final reveal. That is an amazing feat for an author, in my eyes.) Pick up Breach of Trust and dive into the suspense!

Rated PG: The suspense/murder mystery are both a bit graphic for young readers.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!

 

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