Burden of Proof

Reviewed by:

Taylor Phillips, a Strategic Communication major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Burden of Proof


DiAnn Mills


Tyndale House Publishers

Publication Date:



Print book


384 pages


FBI Agent April Ramos has had her fair share of failure, most recently grieving the suicide of a man she had talked down from the ledge of a rooftop. Already overwhelmed, she is pushed into the story of a small but ominous Texas town when a woman shoves a baby into her arms and runs. Upon finding the child’s father (who is one of the town’s business owners named Jason Snyder), Agent Ramos learns of a murder Jason was accused of committing and the deeper corruption that plagues the town’s law enforcement. As she dives more deeply into Jason’s history, she judges it her duty to find the real killer. Determined to clear Jason’s name, she risks her life and career to uncover the truth and free the community of deception.

Apart from a lack of characterization and excessive introduction of characters, the book displays a well-crafted plot great for a light read. Burden of Proof is a story of faith, love, and the justice found in God’s redemptive love. Though with the occasional cliché, an inspirational undertone is evident in this mystery.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Burden of Proof is a fantastic read for mystery and crime fiction lovers. Though there is a trace of romance and faith, the story focuses on the hunt for the culprit.

Christian Impact

Faith plays a large role in the lives of all of the community members, and multiple salvations take place or are referenced throughout the story. The main characters are committed to Christian values as they grapple with what it looks like to have a relationship with God


Burden of Proof

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