Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason


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.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

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Here is my review of this incredible novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Lynette Eason and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Too Close To Home" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

There is a new series that has demanded my attention and fanaticism. Women of Justice Book One is called “Too Close To Home.” It is written by Lynette Eason, and it has found its way onto my “keeper” shelf. Even though I was intrigued by the synopsis of the story, the cover really didn’t do anything for me. If I saw this book in the store, I might not give it a second glance. I am absolutely thrilled that this was not the case. The story that I discovered within the pages of this novel is a solid crime drama about a series of disappearances of teenage girls who turn up dead a year or so after the abduction – and after they’ve given birth.

Combine this suspenseful plotline with a large smattering of family issues that could be experienced by anyone – a single father trying to balance career and raising a teenage daughter, and a beautiful career woman seeking to make up for her own failings in her relationship with her sister. Add a subplot of faith where the characters struggle like real people over how to involve Christ in their lives. What you get when you blend these elements together is a wonderfully gripping, romantic read that will have you turning pages way past your bedtime.

I’ve learned my lesson – I will not judge a book by its cover!



“Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

Lynette Eason said...

Thanks so much for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story in spite of the cover! LOL. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I appreciate it!

God Bless
Lynette