About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cast the First Stone (The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #1) by David James Warren

Cast the First Stone (The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #1)ABOUT THE BOOK

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.
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.



Wow! I'm finding it hard to express just how much I loved this book. Even though it can't be labeled a Christian read, it should certainly be considered clean. Rembrandt Stone is a police detective so he may occasionally use rough language and he is madly in love with his wife so there are hints of intimacy but none of these scenes are graphic or overly offensive. Cast the First Stone is the first book of a series of six that are all scheduled to release in 2021 and all I can say is "Thank goodness we don't have to wait a year to learn just what is going on!" This is a thrilling time-travel book that often left me wondering just what I'd read and when I got to the last page, I knew that I was hooked! This book ends with a cliff-hanger and I can't wait to see what's in store for a time-traveling detective who is reminded over and over to "Be Stalwart".

"I might be able to travel through time, but clearly I've brought my demons with me."

This new time-travel series is the collaborative effort of debut author David Curtis Warren, and well-known authors Susan May Warren and James Rubert, thus the pen name David James Warren. If you enjoy realistic characters and suspense that leaves you wanting more, you'll definitely want to read Cast the First Stone. It is a pulse-altering, mind-boggling thriller that you won't be able to put it down!

I was given a copy of this book but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.

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Susan May Warren
 is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website or connect with Susan on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

David Curtis Warren
 is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.

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