Thursday, February 11, 2021

"Cast the First Stone" by David James Warren -- Book Review

 About the Book

One case haunts him. One chance to fix the past. One mistake could cost him everything.

Ex-Minneapolis Police Detective Rembrandt Stone walked away from a career he loved—just the price of being sure he can come home to the wife and daughter he cherishes. But he can’t shake the deep regret over a case left behind.

When his mentor, the former Chief of Homicide dies and leaves Rembrandt with a box of cold cases and a mysterious watch, he finds himself thrust into a world he recognizes—a world from twenty years ago—the same world he’s woken from in a cold sweat a hundred times. But is it a dream, or some kind of twisted reality?

If he solves the case that plagues him, and justice is finally served, will it destroy the life he loves?

Strap in for a mind-bending, time travel thrill ride in Book One of this riveting new series, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone.

From the creative pens of USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren*, award-winning author James L. Rubart**, and new voice, David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.

*USA Today, March 2016
**Christy Hall of Fame November 2019

My Thoughts

"Cast the First Stone" is the first book in the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series. I enjoy reading Susan May Warren's books, so was eager to read this book as well. It didn't have exactly the same feel as a regular Susan May Warren book since it is co-authored (Tri-authored?). I'm not exactly sure how that works. I was expecting this to be a Christian book, but it doesn't seem to be. There is drinking, pre-marital sex (mentioned, not shown), etc. (I know that Christian sometimes do those things, but not ideally) and comments of "if there is a God". That disappointed me a little that it didn't have a faith thread, but maybe that is something that will grow through the series. The whole time that Rembrandt was in the past, I was worried that he was going to mess up his "current" life that he loves. It would be very hard, I think, to be able to go into the past to solve crimes/fix problems without inadvertently messing up the future that you know. I really enjoyed the TV show "Quantum Leap" and this book had that feel to it, only Rembrandt was still himself, only back in time. I liked the police aspect of the story and seeing them solve the crimes. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and see what happens next.

"Cast the First Stone" is available in paperback:

  • Publisher : Tristone Media (February 9, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 216 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1954023006
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1954023000
  • Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:

  • Publisher : TriStone Media (February 9, 2021)
  • Publication date : February 9, 2021
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1133 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • Print length : 142 pages

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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