Friday, May 27, 2011

The Book Stops Here: A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason



Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These 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 may be hunting one of them too.

With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason.



I have read Too Close to Home and Don't Look Back and couldn't wait for A Killer Among Us, the third and final installment in Lynette Eason's WOMEN OF JUSTICE series. If you like romantic suspense, this series is for you! My brief review of A Killer Among Us is posted below. A longer, full review will be posted on www.faithfulreader.com in June.

My review:

If you've read the first two books in this series, you remember that Kit Kenyon was introduced in the last book, Don't Look Back. She is front and center in A Killer Among Us as a hostage negotiator. As the synopsis tells us, she and partner Noah Lambert work to find the person who is murdering college students. It soon becomes personal when the killer comes after Kit and Noah.

This book is a fast-paced suspense with great characters. Kit and Noah each have their issues, but Noah is a solid Christian while Kit's relationship with God is shaky, which is explored throughout the story. I loved that Noah was a strong Christian male, not afraid to share his faith. As Noah stressed throughout the book as he handed out business cards directing people to his church pastor, he was reaching out to the lost...one by one. Kit and Noah's chemistry is undeniable, proving that author Lynette Eason definitely know how to build romantic tension.

The only thing that overpowered the romantic element was the thrill factor. It was an exciting plot with plenty of twists and turns. Not that it took away from my enjoyment of the books, but I have to admit that in the first two, I figured out who the killer was quite early on. But A Killer Among Us kept me guessing a little more.

I'm sad that this series has come to an end, but am hoping another suspense series like this one is on Lynette Eason's agenda.

I will post a link to my full review when it is posted next month on www.faithfulreader.com

A Killer Among Us is available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for providing me with a copy of this book to review. A positive review was not required and all thoughts are my own.
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Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC and now lives in Spartanburg, SC. She is married and has two precious children, Lauryn and Will. Lynette is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom and full time writer. Lynette loves to ice skate, visit the mountains of NC and surf the web. She gives God the glory for her giving her the talent and desire to spin stories that bring readers to the edge of their seat and to the throne of Christ. Visit Lynette's website at: http://www.lynetteeason.com

4 comments:

Lisa Jordan said...

I have one of the first books downloaded on my Kindle, but haven't had time to read it yet due to contest judging. I love Lynette's LI novels so I'm sure I'll love this series too.

Great review, Lynda!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks, Linda, for the review and introduction to Lynette. Will have to check this one out!

Congrats on nearing 300 followers!
Have a great weekend,
Karen

Jessica R. Patch said...

I'm about to read Too Close to Home on my kindle! Excited to start!

Lynda Schab said...

You ladies will love this series. It only took a few pages of the first novel I read by Lynette before I became a fan. Thanks for stopping by today!