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Burden of Proof by Davis Bunn {Book Review}

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

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.

Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author who serves as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

Defined by readers and reviewers as a "wise teacher," "gentleman adventurer," "consummate writer," and "Renaissance man," his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.

I must admit, that this isn't a book that I would typically pick up to read myself. In fact, had I realized that when the book description says Ethan 'enters his own past' it quite literally meant he enter his own past... well, I might have passed it by completely. Boy, am I glad I didn't realize it though, as I'd have missed out on an intriguing read. 

In this book, we meet Ethan. At the end of his life, he is realizing he lived a rather selfish life with a lot of regrets. When his sister in law comes to him with a way that he can travel back into the past to save his brother who passed away when he was just twenty-three years old, he jumps at the chance to change things, no matter the cost. 

As I said before, this isn't my typical type of read. It's not that I don't like science fiction at all... I do, but I am VERY picky about it and more often than not find myself disappointed. As such, I tend to not pick them up as much. This one, while it has that sci-fi element with the time travel, it's not too over the top. I truthfully think that the story and the messages of redemption within it are so beautifully written that even those who typically don't like sci-fi books at all could still enjoy it. 

While this book is from a Christian publisher, I don't recall that I ever actually saw any true messages of faith in the story. I think the messages within the story were great messages for Christians, and it was of course a clean read, but not overtly Christian in anyway. As such, it could definitely appeal to a wider audience. 

Overall, a very unique and beautifully written book and one that I would certainly recommend. 


  1. I haven't read any books by the author, but this sounds like a good book worth reading.


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