Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)
There’s no doubt in corporate litigator Mia Shaw’s mind about who killed her friend and colleague, Chase. But the man accused of the murder is a friend of security technician Noah Ramirez, and Noah is sure the real killer is someone else. When Mia takes over Chase’s last case, she uncovers what looks like corporate espionage—and the stakes could prove deadly in Breach of Trust by author Rachel Dylan.
I’m quite a fan of this book’s cover. It’s so on point for legal suspense, and it is indeed the legal side of the stories that I’ve most enjoyed about the Atlanta Justice series. I appreciate how there are multiple sides to the case(s) in this story with a number of moving parts to it all.
Now, in light of those multiple sides, along with multiple characters’ perspectives coming into play, I don’t consider this book to be romantic suspense. The other characters’ points of view and storylines that have nothing to do with the main couple’s romance means, well, it’s not exactly a romance. But since romance isn’t what I read this author for anyway, I didn’t mind the several POVs.
The redundancy in the novel got to me at times, with characters using the same expressions and doing the same little actions over and over, and the narrator sometimes rehashes the same information. And as much as I enjoyed most of the novel, it unraveled for me toward the end. It’s like the story climaxed a bit early, and then there was too much left to tie up and too many twists thrown in after the momentum was gone. Also, it seems that some of the fairly long ending might be more for the benefit of setting up another novel or series.
Nevertheless, I think plenty of other ChristFic suspense fans will enjoy this one.
Here’s my review of Book One in the Atlanta Justice series, Deadly Proof.