Proven Guilty is the 8th book in the series of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Proven Guilty is set nearly a year after the previous book Deadbeat and Harry starts off as he finished in Deadbeat as a Warden.
Being a Warden of the White Council Harry now has even more reason to protect Chicago from Dark Supernatural Powers. So when the movie monsters come alive at a convention and the tip-off there is Dark Magic on his patch Harry moves into full swing and there are some interesting twist and turns to come because of it.
Proven Guilty is very difficult to review without giving too many spoilers away but it sees the return of the Carpenter family and you see even though they have this perfect life out the outside and what Harry feels that he missed growing up, that the family life over the years that Harry has been avoiding Michael has put strain on the family.
This is one of the reasons why Proven Guilty is one of the best books in the series so far for me because it added a depth to some of the main characters that wasn’t just Dresden and Murphy. This depth also explained quite a lot of things about the way relationships had been strained or indifferent and they weren’t just for the reasons already explained.
Proven Guilty I couldn’t recommend highly enough, as it saw Harry have to be more cunning and use his investigatory skills more than magic and brute-force this time. Along with exploring his softer side as he was forced to work with the Carpenters and have to move very careful about the social situation which isn’t his strong suit.