Sunday, April 11, 2010

This One's Way Too Close to Home!

A new series is beginning with the release of Lynette Eason's Too Close to Home and I think my heart has finally stopped pounding enough to tell you about it!

Publisher: Revell Books
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3369-8

BOOK SUMMARY (From the publisher):
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.

Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page even as love blossoms in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!

Lynette Eason is the author of Too Close to Home and three other romantic suspense novels. She is 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. She lives in South Carolina. Visit her website to learn more.

Many suspense books don't bother me because the setting of the mystery seems far-removed from my own life, and it seems unlikely that it would happen to me or a loved one. Then I read Too Close to Home, and it scared the stuffing out of me! Nothing is scarier than the idea of something happening to one of my kids. Not only was the setting extremely realistic, the suspense elevated with each chapter to the point that I could not set the book aside until I reached the end. (Even then, the author countered the resolution by dangling a peek at the next book in this Women of Justice series!) Occasional glimpses inside the mind of the perpetrator just added to the tension. My only issue was the lack of specific warning and information communicated by Connor to his daughter -- in spite of their conflicts, I think most parents would have ensured that their teen knew the red flags that would indicate she had become a target of the offender -- but that is a small complaint. This novel is gripping and compelling, and it hit way Too Close to Home! While I recommend it, don't read it late at night and expect it to lull you to sleep.

You can grab this book directly from the publisher or from Amazon or other booksellers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Books, as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Cathy said...

Oh man, sounds like another one I need to read. I didn't use to like suspense books, but I'm starting to more and more. I'll be reviewing one I finished recently sometime this week.

2cats said...

My must read list keeps getting longer. I keep finding great buys at the thrift stores so never get to read any on the list. Oh dear.

Beth said...

another must read for me....and my husband wonders why I always carry a book with me! Not enough hours in the day to read.

Kim said...

This one is coming up for me! Now I can't wait!

Lynette Eason said...

Thanks so much for the great review! I appreciate you taking the time to do it. So glad you enjoyed the story. God Bless,