Friday, October 12, 2012

When A Heart Stops by Lynette Eason

A killer's deadly game needs new players . . . but someone's about to change the rules

As a medical examiner, Serena Hopkins is used to dealing with death. But that doesn't make it any easier when she's called to the eerie scene of a murder--especially when Serena realizes that she knows the victim. Nearly as unnerving is the presence of FBI agent Dominic Allen, her childhood crush.

As evidence mounts and points to a serial killer with disturbingly familiar methods, Serena and Dominic must work to find a pattern and stop the killings before the murderer strikes again. And when Serena's own life seems at stake, she must decide if the secret she has been keeping has put her next on the killer's hit list. Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?

My review:

Lynette Eason has done it again. She is still a somewhat new author to me, as I have only read five of her books. With this book, as the other four I have read, she has written an excellent page-turning suspense novel that is the epitome of great Christian suspense.

This is book two in the Deadly Reunions Series. Although like the first book in the series, this book does have an ending and a crime solved, there is still a plot threading throughout the whole series that I assume will conclude in the third book, which is not out yet.

The plot in When a Heart Stops is well done. Sometimes the reader can see things coming in this type of book, but I was kept guessing, and didn't figure things out ahead of time. I liked the characters in this book. The two main characters had appeared in the first book in small cameo appearances, and it was nice to get to know them a little better. The author also gave more insight into the main plot that the whole series is about, and the book ended with me eager to get to the conclusion of that.

These types of books usually have a romantic element/plot, and this one was no different. It was not overdone or sappy, and only added to the story. Men and women alike who enjoy good suspense should enjoy reading this book and series.

About the author:

Lynette Eason is the author of several romantic suspense novels, including Too Close to Home, Don't Look Back, A Killer Among Us, and When the Smoke Clears. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master's degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.

When a Heart Stops is available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Donna from Revell for the review copy.