Thursday, May 26, 2022

Review: A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason

Series: Women of Justice # 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Publisher: Revell
Released: May 1, 2011
345 pages
About the Book:

Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. The new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he's hunting one of them too.







  



My Rating & Thoughts:    


This one felt forced into the series and not as polished as the previous two books. There were places where the timeline or facts did not seem to align. Kit has just recently discovered she is adopted and seeks out her birth family. Her attitude towards her adopted mother (the women who has been her mother her whole life) annoyed me. I realize she was hurt and felt like her mom has been lying to her the whole time, but her mom loved her and did what she thought was right. I did like Noah and how open he was about his faith and never hesitated to pass on his pastor’s contact info. The quick romance between the two partners annoyed me, I don’t feel like they really got to know one another. The characters from the previous two books do appear in this story a little bit, but not nearly enough for my liking. I was disappointed by this book. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Check out my reviews of other books by this author: 

 

Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1)
Called to Protect (Blue Justice #2)
Code of Valor (Blue Justice #3)
Vow of Justice (Blue Justice #4)
Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps #1)
Acceptable Risk (Danger Never Sleeps #2)
Active Defense (Danger Never Sleeps #3)
Hostile Intent (Danger Never Sleeps #4)
Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)
Chasing Secrets (Elite Guardians #4)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

YT: Oldest Books on My TBR

 Today on the channel I am talking about the 10 books that have been on my TBR the longest. Do I still want to read these? 



Sunday, May 22, 2022

Review: Don't Look Back by Lynette Eason

Series: Women of Justice # 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: Oct. 1, 2010 
336 pages
About the Book:

Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture, and rape. After years of therapy, she has made a life for herself--though one that is haunted by memories of her terrifying past. She finally lets herself get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact--her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those year ago. Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love?






  


My Rating & Thoughts:    


This was my favourite of the series. There is action right from the beginning. The main character is Jamie Cash, the sister of Samantha from book 1. Jamie was kidnapped 12 years ago but was able to escape however her experience has left her with both physical and emotional scars. For years she found comfort in her own home and would not go out in public without someone with her. She has recently graduated with a forensic anthropology degree and began a new job she is enjoying. While working on a case Jamie begins to think her kidnapper is back and as more events unfold she starts to suspect he wants her back. But is Jamie being paranoid? I liked how Jamie’s family and friends took no chances and ensured someone is always with her. There was a certain character I suspected was the villain and was thinking to myself don’t trust that guy. It turned out I was right to be suspicious. I found it was difficult to read what Jamie experienced in the past and what the villain did to his victims. I loved Dakota, he respected Jamie and allowed her to take the lead in the progression of their relationship. I really enjoyed that Conner and Samantha from book one were heavily involved in this story. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Check out my reviews of other books by this author: 

 

Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1)
Called to Protect (Blue Justice #2)
Code of Valor (Blue Justice #3)
Vow of Justice (Blue Justice #4)
Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps #1)
Acceptable Risk (Danger Never Sleeps #2)
Active Defense (Danger Never Sleeps #3)
Hostile Intent (Danger Never Sleeps #4)
Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)
Chasing Secrets (Elite Guardians #4)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Review: Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason

Series: Women of Justice # 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: April 1, 2010
332 pages
About the Book:

The FBI has a secret weapon. But now the secret's out.

When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, the FBI sends in Special Agent Samantha Cash to help crack the case. Her methods are invisible, and she never quits until the case is closed.

Homicide detective Connor Wolfe has his hands full. His relationship with his headstrong daughter is in a tailspin, and the string of unsolved murders has the town demanding answers. Connor is running out of ideas--and time.

Samantha joins Connor in a race against the clock to save the next victim. And the killer starts to get personal.





  

My Rating & Thoughts:    


This story deals with a difficult subject matter, teenage girls are being kidnapped and when they turn up dead it is discovered that they had been pregnant at some point during their kidnapping. Connor is the lead detective who is raising his 16-year-old daughter on his own after his wife passed away a few years ago. To say this case is hitting a little close to home for Connor is an understatement. Samantha is an FBI computer forensics tech brought in to dig into the computers and try to find any connection between the girls. The story is told from multiple perspectives including the villain. However, the villain is only referred to as ‘The Agent’ throughout and it is not revealed who that is until very close to the end. When their identity was revealed, I found myself thinking it how was that possible when they were involved in a particular scene so I had to go back to that scene and reread it to double check and my memory was wrong in regards to their involvement. I loved these characters and was sucked right into the story and did not want to put it down. I immediately picked up book 2 after finishing this one.

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Check out my reviews of other books by this author: 

 

Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1)
Called to Protect (Blue Justice #2)
Code of Valor (Blue Justice #3)
Vow of Justice (Blue Justice #4)
Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps #1)
Acceptable Risk (Danger Never Sleeps #2)
Active Defense (Danger Never Sleeps #3)
Hostile Intent (Danger Never Sleeps #4)
Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)
Chasing Secrets (Elite Guardians #4)