Monday, April 12, 2010

Too Close to Home

Author: Lynette Eason
Publisher: Revell
April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3369-8
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

Seven teen girls have gone missing in a small Southern town, and four of the seven have turned up dead. The police have hit dead ends, and have absolutely no leads left, but Homicide detective Connor Wolfe knows the deaths have to be related. So he asks for help, and the FBI sends in Special Agent Samantha Cash, a computer expert, to help crack the case.

The town is demanding answers, Connor’s sixteen year old daughter is demanding attention, and the case has Connor, Samantha, and the rest of the staff in a tailspin. Connor is running out of ideas – and time. And the killer is beginning to get personal.

To my knowledge, this first book in the Women of Justice series TOO CLOSE TO HOME is the first book I’ve read by Lynette Eason, but it certainly won’t be the last. I was instantly drawn into the story and I couldn’t put the book down. I had to stay up late reading so I could find out who did it. I had my suspicions early on, but I wasn’t sure.

Connor, Samantha, Jenna (Connor’s daughter) and all the other characters are very expertly developed. This is definitely an author I’m going to keep on my reading list. If you are looking for a great suspense with a sweet romance, then TOO CLOSE TO HOME is definitely a book you’ll want to read. I’m looking forward to reading book two in this series, coming in the Fall of 2010. $14.99. 332 pages.

New romantic suspense series: “Women of Justice”
FBI agent Samantha Cash sets out to solve a string of murders in a small Southern town. Troubles arise when the case turns personal…
Lynette Eason debuts a new romantic suspense series that features strong female characters who will stop at nothing to find the criminal: the Women of Justice series.
Too Close to Home is the first novel in this new series, which renowned suspense author Dee Henderson called “a hit” and said that she “enjoyed every minute.”
In this thrilling first book, readers meet Samantha Cash, who is the FBI's secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help the local police chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There's her faith--in God and herself. And then there's the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife.
As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor's 16-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can't a girl just have some fun?
Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page, and will have readers cheering for the characters they love as justice is served and love grows even in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!
Lynette Eason is the author of three romantic suspense novels, and a member of American Fiction Christian Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master's degree in education from Converse College.

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1 comment:

Lynette Eason said...

Thanks so much for the great reveiw! I appreciate it! God Bless