Friday, June 10, 2016

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason
In this collection of gripping novellas from the top authors of Christian romantic suspense, sins of the past lead to danger in the present. In Henderson’s Missing, a sheriff races to find his mother. In Pettrey’s Shadowed, the parents of the McKenna clan investigate a death. And in Eason’s Blackout, a woman is targeted by a criminal on parole.

Here's my review of this entertaining set of suspenseful novellas: 
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason and their publisher for sending me a copy of "Sins of the Past" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“Sins of the Past” by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason is an enjoyable anthology of novella from three masters of Christian Romantic Suspense!

***The book kicks off with “Missing” by Dee Henderson.  John Graham’s mother is missing.  The Police investigation isn’t turning up much in the pursuit of a normal missing person case.  So, when John suggests this may be an abduction related to his former career in law enforcement in the Chicago area, the puzzle becomes clearer as the investigation focuses on the Wyoming Police Chief’s past.  I found the story a little tedious and hard to get into, but I persevered and was able to enjoy it with a little effort.

**********Tale number two is Dani Pettrey’s “Shadowed”.  This prequel to her Alaskan Courage series is a fast-paced read that thrusts Ben McKenna and Libby together when she is the only patron who shows up for a whale watching tour in the rain.  The trip doesn’t turn out as planned, though, when the two find the body of a competitive swimmer Libby knows.  There was no effort necessary to dive headfirst into this story!  I already love the kids of these characters!  It was great to read about how the family got started.  Now that I’ve read this novella, I want to go back and read the Alaskan Courage series again.

*****“Blackout” by Lynette Eason is about a woman with a faulty memory of a robbery of which she was accused.  The past has come to attack Macey Adams as the real culprit hunts her down to tie up loose ends.  Flashbacks provide clues about the culprit’s identity that will tantalize the armchair sleuth.  This story is a hang onto your seat thrill ride!

Overall, I highly recommend adding this novella collection to your summer reading list.

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