Burden of Proof by Davis Bunn ~ Book Review

November 30, 2020


Author: Davis Bunn
Genre: Christian Suspense & Mystery
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Pages: 320

Three weeks after his twenty-third birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother's life when he was murdered on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Ever since that fateful day, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the man he should have been and the one he has become. His days play out a beat too slow, his mind replaying the scene of his failure again and again.

But when his brother's widow appears, asking for his help in uncovering what was really behind his brother's death, Ethan is stunned to hear that she and her late husband were involved in a much larger case than he knew--one that threatens the global power structure. As Ethan joins the search for answers, he will enter into his own past--and discover a means of redeeming his future.

Bestselling and award-winning author Davis Bunn invites you into a world of intrigue as a man held captive by his failure learns how to move forward with hope.


My encounter with author Davis Bunn was reading his series that he wrote alongside Janette Oke and I absolutely loved those. I guess that's somewhat the style I was expecting but it definitely was not. That wasn't a bad thing, just kind of threw me for a bit. I guess I have been out of the loop when if comes to his writing as I didn't realize he wrote suspense/mystery books. I can't say this was my favorite and that it kept me engaged throughout because sadly it didn't. And it wasn't the writing because obviously Bunn can definitely write a wide variety of genres. It was all the science and technical terms that turned me off quite a bit. This book has more of a futuristic time travel/dual timeline aspect which I love dual time line but I think the time travel part threw me off on a loop. 

The plot itself was good and the mystery aspect was well done. I felt disengaged from the characters but you do see them grow. The theme of the story I think was well understood. We aren't guaranteed the future so each day we should live it to its fullest. I was a bit disappointed with the ending as I felt like it left me hanging somewhat. 

I will say I think this book would be great for a book club because I know you will definitely get a lot of great conversations going with this one. 

My Rating: 3 Stars/ Liked it but it didn't quite make it for me. 

(I received this book from Revell. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in twenty languages.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014.

His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after lecturer in the art of writing, Bunn was serves as Writer in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University.

Davis Bunn also writes under the names Thomas Locke (for his epic fantasy and techno-thriller novels) and T. Davis Bunn (for books published prior to 2002). To learn more about his books visit: 

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