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Lone Witness

(Atlanta Justice #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  625 ratings  ·  168 reviews
When prosecutor Sophie Dawson is the lone witness to a gang-related double homicide, her world is turned upside down. Private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to protect Sophie from the gang, but she's more concerned about prosecuting her latest case than the threat to her life. Sophie wants to stand for what's right, but can Cooper keep her safe? ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Bethany House Publishers
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Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book overall. I haven’t read much by this author so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with this book.

Lone Witness, while it isn’t an action packed suspense, it keeps you turning the page. There are many POVs in this book which I actually didn’t mind. It shows the story from both the good and the guilty side. I haven’t read many suspense books when the POV was the bad guys side a lot but I actually really enjoyed it. It was unique and not quite
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this one so much more than the first one! It starts off with a bang and kept me going all the way through the end.

I really enjoyed Sophie. I loved getting to know her. I loved to see how she was determined to fight for justice. When things got tough, she didn't back down.

There is a lot of supporting characters that I'd love to see more of. I know that the third book will probably focus on Sophie's friend Mia.

I received a copy from the publisher for free in order to share
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Lone Witness had a lot of danger and a sweet romance story. I love the way Rachel Dylan writes legal thrillers; I can follow along with the story and not get lost in the legalese.

In Lone Witness, Sophie witnesses a double homicide and is the only eyewitness. The killer is the younger brother of the head of one of the biggest gangs in Atlanta. Suffice it to say, she might be in a bit of danger because of that.

I liked the romance between Sophie and Cooper. It was great how they already knew each
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favorite book by this author yet! Lone Witness allowed me to peek into what it is really like to be a lawyer, albeit with some extraordinary circumstances thrown in! From digging through documentation to being in a courtroom setting, from witness prep to dealing with ruthless clients, this book had it all.

I really liked these main characters and the complicated emotional journey they were on. Not only did Sophie and Cooper have to work to stay alive when Sophie ended up target
Cheryl Baranski
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lone Witness is book two in the Atlanta Justice series by Rachel Dylan. If you love suspense than this book for you. Rachel sure knows how to write a story that is so riveting that you won't put it down. This is a story that is packed with so much action and excitement. Be sure to get your copy of Lone Witness today. 4.5 stars! ...more
Susan Snodgrass
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book two in Rachel Dylan's 'Atlanta Justice' series is another winner. Sophie Dawson, a prosecutor for Atlanta's Fulton County DA's office is just entering into her first case with a local bank employee who is cheating customers. She desperately wants to bring justice to those who have been wronged. Then, stopping for a snack at a convenience store after working late, witnesses two people shot down in cold blood. She gets a good look at the shooter and now she has is trying to outrun a target on ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Tonight she was not here as a prosecutor, but as a witness."

When senior assistant district attorney Sophie Dawson becomes an eyewitness to a double homicide, she quickly experiences what it is like to be under the microscope of an aggressive defense lawyer, not to mention the fact, that the accused is the little brother of a notorious Atlanta gang leader. Forced to divide her attention between preparing to witness and pressing forward with her own high profile White Collar Crimes Unit case, So
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Another great legal thriller from Dylan! I had trouble getting into the story at first, but the courtroom scenes were so authentic and loved how Sophie was prepared to being on the witness stand. The author has SUCH a talent for putting together realistic cases in fiction that make the reader feel as though this is EXACTLY how lawyers operate on a daily basis. Even though I never connected with Sophie in this story, she has an amazing heart and she really does want to see justice for the victims ...more
Amanda Tero
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having read “Deadly Proof,” I was greatly anticipating this second book of the series. For those wondering, it can easily be read as a stand-alone, as it features different characters than book one.

It took me about five chapters to get into the story, as there was a bit of info dump. But once the story began, I was intrigued by who was who and what all was really going on. Dylan does a great job with twisting things and making you suspect the wrong characters (though, having read several of her
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Sophie Dawson is a prosecutor in the White Collar Crime Unit, working on financial fraud cases. It should be less dangerous than criminal prosecutions, and it is … until she witnesses a robbery that leaves two people dead, and identifies the perpetrator as the brother of one of the city’s gang leaders. And she’s the lone witness.

I really enjoyed Deadly Proof, the first book in Rachel Dylan’s Atlanta Justice series.
But I didn’t enjoy Lone Witness as much. I enjoyed the legal aspect from Sophie’s
Patricia Bradley
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was fascinating to read the behind-the-scenes details of courtroom proceedings for both the prosecuting side and the defense side. I've always understood the prosecutor's side - I mean we all want the bad guy brought to justice. But Dylan made me think how quickly we are to believe someone guilty if they have an unsavory background and that defense attorneys are there to make sure everyone has a fair trial. But I digress. Lone Witness is a grab-you-by-the-throat story about a prosecutor who w ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Lone Witness is the second book in the Atlanta Justice series. Lone Witness is inspirational suspense meets legal drama, and features two cases that become deadly and one woman who dares to stand and fight for justice.

Sophie Dawson is devoted to finding justice for those who can’t fight for themselves, and a recent career move into white-collar crime as a prosecutor gives her the opportunity to do just that. But a late-night snack stop turns into a nightmare when she witnesses the mur
Linda Rainey
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We have a female John Grisham in the house,who pulls us into the world of the Atlanta halls of justice.
She gives power packed, hard hitting suspense,that blew my socks off.
I loved this well crafted novel with it's engaging characters and highly recommend it to all who love legal romantic suspense.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warning: This book will hold you in its grip until you reach the heart-palpitating, breath-snatching conclusion so clear your calendar and prepare to settle down for a binge read. Wouldn't hurt to have an extra store of chocolate on hand as well as a security blankie because it's that kind of a suspense.

Tension builds as the complicated plots twists and turns and leads the unsuspecting reader into a maze of corruption, deception and danger. Cold and calculating villains pursue exacting revenge o
Suzie Waltner
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 a
Sarah Grace Grzy
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, I read that faster than I could update it.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! Rachel Dylan has upped her game in this one. It’s suspense from beginning to end. With being a witness and an attorney the action is non stop...this keeping the reader guessing. Except that at the end, I didn’t fall for the big surprise. I knew...which is probably just because I read a lot in this genre, but it made it somewhat anticlimactic for me. I was also a bit perturbed that the FBI couldn’t figure it all out ( yes, I realize it is fiction, but really the characters here are so ...more
Ellen White
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LONE. WITNESS by Rachel Dylan.
Sophie a prosecutor , loving her job, even though it usually ended up late at night. Stopping at a convince store, she ends up being a witness to a double homicide, and gang related. Special prosecutor Patrick has been assigned to the case. Her father hires a bodyguard, which didn’t please her, and now getting threathing letters. Everything escalated with the trial, as does the readers, the tense plot, and will there be a guilty verdict, and is Sophie kept safe. A
Gail Hollingsworth
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a very intense, but very interesting story. The main characters were portrayed in a way that made you care about them and what happened to them. Prosecutor Sophie Dawson is a "workhorse". She stays late at her job and often skips eating. One fateful night she leaves work late, stops at a convenience store for a junk food snack and unwittingly witnesses a double murder. Being the only witness, she is in danger. The culprit is the brother of a notorious gang leader in the Atlanta area. At ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lone Witness ( Atlanta Justice #2 )
By: Rachel Dylan
Lone Witness is book two in Atlanta Justice Series. If you love a good suspense then you will love Lone Witness. This is a page turner and you will not want to put it down. Action, twist, and turns throughout the story that will keep you guessing till the end. Be sure and get your copy today.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Fiction Aficionado
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Fans of romantic suspense authors such as Lynette Eason, Patricia Bradley, and Cara Putman will likely enjoy this series from Rachel Dylan featuring a trio of female attorneys. The author’s experience as a litigator gives authenticity to her plots, and does so without overwhelming the reader with legalese, and this particular story even manages to combine both a civil and a criminal case, with Sophie Dawson being the prosecutor in one and the sole witness in the other.

While I generally enjoyed t
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being released May 1st. This is the second book in the Atlanta Justice Series—
So many twists and turns you won’t be able to put it down.

Prosecutor Sophie Dawson of the White Collar division takes her first big case against a local bank.
It’s mostly directed at one of there employees. But soon becomes much more.

When out of the blue something unexpected happens and it throws her life into a tailspin.
She is now the Lone Witness in a shooting, and double domicide. She’s playing both sides now.

Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a 3.5 rating for me really.
Loved the suspense part. The plot was good.
Sophie is a prosecutor who has witnessed a double homicide. The culprit however is the younger brother of a gangster. Suddenly Sophie's life is in danger .When she gets multiple attacks nobody is sure who is after her. She is after all a prosecutor who has enemies. Her father is not taking chances and has hired Cooper to keep her safe. But Cooper has feelings for her. Will it interfere with his job?
What about the case
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lone Witness, the second book in the Atlanta Justice series, draws you in with its gorgeous cover and keeps your interest with its suspense-filled story. Sophie Dawson, a prosecutor in the Fulton County DA’s office, witnesses a horrible crime and happens to be the only witness. When it becomes obvious that her life is in danger, Cooper Knight is hired as her bodyguard. Is the threat from the gang involved in the crime that she witnessed or does it come from another case that Sophie was already w ...more
Beth Erin
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sophie Dawson is one tough cookie! Despite her perilous position as the sole witness of a gang-related double homicide, Sophie continues to work tenaciously on building her other assigned case in the white collar division.

Cooper Knight is fully committed to his current task of keeping Sophie safe in every possible way, including protecting her heart from the growing attraction between them. Cooper has plans for his life and romantic relationships are not incl
Dana Michael
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a very suspenseful book with twists I didn't see coming. I love a good legal thriller and this one did not disappoint. I was riveted from the first page until the last. This is the second in the series and features the ADA, Sophie Dawson. She is in danger of her life, and her security agent, Cooper does his best to keep her safe. This book is action packed and has a romance between Sophie and Cooper. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to Mia's story. ...more
Lori Jorgensen
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Lone Witness, book 2 of the Atlanta Justice Series continues to be an incredible and entertaining series. Sophie and Cooper our heroine and hero are fun to get to know. They have pasts both have to walk through in order to trust each other. The twists and turns in this story are amazing.
Lisa Johnson
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice #2)
Author: Rachel Dylan
Pages: 320
Year: 2018
Publisher: Bethany
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
When you start reading this story, be prepared to be unavailable until the end! In the story, we meet a seasoned prosecutor who witnesses a vicious crime and is the only witness to the perpetrator. At first, it sounds like a simple or somewhat straight forward tale, but don’t believe it! What I found inside was a very suspense filled thriller that had me turning pages u
May 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan is the second novel in the series. I enjoyed the storyline of the prosecutor, Sophie in the role of witness. Rachel always creates a sweet chemistry between her characters and showcases the role of great friends in our life. She also creates characters that have struggles that make them more human and readers can relate to.
Sophie is a prosecutor who witnesses a gang related murder and ends up being the star witness for the trial. In addition, she is working as a pros
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this novel of legal procedure. It was slow paced and definitely character driven. The main character, Sophie, is a prosecutor with the county district attorney's office in the Atlanta area. She's just begun working in the white collar crime unit and has a big case involving possible fraud by a bank employee. On her way home late one evening, she stops at a convenience store and witnesses a double murder. The plot concentrates on how Sophie does as a witness in one case and as a prosecu ...more
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Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms. She enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. Rachel writes the Atlanta Justice Series which features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the Atlan ...more

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