Cast the First Stone by David James Warren

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?






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My Review

I love time travel so much and when I heard about Cast the First Stone i couldn’t wait to to read it! It’s a mixture of police detective, adventure, thriller, mystery, time travel with a dash of romance in it. All the things to make you not want to put it down.
Rembrandt Stone was an interesting character that took a bit of time to really like. I liked that he was not perfect but is trying to do his best. I think we will continue to see him change and grow throughout the series. Eve to was fun to get to know. I liked her and she had a lot of spunk. Rembrandt & Eve’s interaction throughout the story created a good foundation for the story and the rest of the series. I could tell he clearly loved and was attracted to her. Each character in the story felt like a real person. I’m still deciding who is my favorite person.

I generally don’t read police mysteries as crimes tends to be a bit detailed. I appreciated that this story didn’t really focus on that but was more about solving the crime. The ending left you wishing you could read book two immediately.

I listened to a little bit of the audio version. It was well done and added an extra depth to the story.

Cast the First Stone was a fascinating book and I can’t wait to read book two.

I recommend this book to my family and friends.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. I also purchased a copy for myself. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Authors

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 travelling and telling stories about life, adventure and faith. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

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. More at

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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