Author of groundbreaking romantic suspense novels with a Christian take on the genre, Lynette Eason’s latest book When the Smoke Clears blazes the trail for her new Deadly Reunion series.
From the writer of Women of Justice and creator of the dynamic yet reassuringly feminine Kit Kenyon (A Killer Among Us), Samantha Cash (Don’t Look Back) and Jamie Cash (Too Close To Home), comes a new heroine is recognisable yet uniquely cast in the same imaginative mould.
"I love this book. It will keep you guessing until the very end." Bestselling romantic thriller author - Dee Henderson
Heroines with sense and sensitivity
Just as Lynette thrust her women of sense and sensitivities into the worlds of forensic pathology, criminalistics and hostage negotiation, now she sends her latest heroine, Alexia Allen, into the smouldering world of forest-fire ‘smokejumpers’.
The new book opens with a fire-fighting mission gone suspiciously and disastrously off course. Alexia’s checked and double checked life-sustaining equipment has failed, with near fatal consequences, and she is suspended from duty while an investigation looks to find if she is to blame.
Suspicion, investigation and a reunion
Alexia takes her suspension as the chance to recover from the shock and gather her thoughts back at her mother's home, and finds herself attending a ten-year reunion of old school friends. Yet within hours of arriving home she's caught up in a murder, another suspicious blaze, and yet another investigation.
Enter detective Hunter Graham, an old school friend who, back then, showed no apparent interest in Alexia. Suddenly Alexia finds she doesn't have to shoulder all of of her troubles alone. But not everyone is happy about this particular reunion, and at least one person is prepared to use deadly force to keep old friends - and new lovers - permenantly apart.
Secrets of the past, romance in the present
Alexia is a strong personality, confident and independent - at least on the surface. But then she’s had no choice… so far. And she’s going to need all the help she can get from Hunter – not just with her present troubles, but with ghosts of the past and shut-out family secrets that won’t go away.
Trying to recall and forgive her family’s past, Alexia faces the decision to reveal her secret of the past ten years or continue to lock it all away. Burning with suspense and romantic tension Lynette Eason’s, Deadly Reunions promises to be a worthy series successor to Women of Justice.
Suspenseful plot, well drawn characters
If you’re the kind of reader who likes to try and guess who is the real villain, then the plot twists will keep you guessing right to the end. When the end comes, this story is rounded off with a satisfying finale, but with another plot line hanging on to the cliff edge by its fingernails, you’ll be pre-ordering the next in the series - When a Heart Stops - as soon as you’ve finished the first.
Written with the mind of a novelist and the heart of a Christian, When The Smoke Clears carries a strong reminder that, whatever you go through, God walks through it with you working his purpose out in every situation. It’s forgiveness that opens the way for the change of heart only God can bring, even though Alexia finds this the hardest thing of all in her difficult and dangerous world.
Next in the ‘Deadly Reunions’ series
Coming later this year, When a Heart Stops is book two in the gripping series and features medical examiner Serena Hopkins – bothered by little in life except for the thought of falling in love again. But with a serial killer targeting her former classmates, Serena is about to become involved all over again in an old school romance.
The question is this: can she trust her one time friend, now FBI agent, Dominic Allen? And is she next on the killer's hit list? Intense, emotional, and fast-paced, When a Heart Stops will shortly be available to pre-order at Eden.co.uk.
Quick-start your Lynette Eason library
For readers of Lynette’s other novels there’s a welcome connection that links Serena Hopkins, from her Women of Justice series to the new series of novels and new heroine, Alexia Allen. You can get your Lynette Eason romantic suspense library off to a great start with a Women of Justice value pack giving you all three books in the series at a bargain price. Click the link and go to Eden.co.uk’s special offer that gives all three books in one package – for your own library or as individual gifts for your friends.
Lynette Eason: author snapshot
Author of romantic-thriller-suspense novels with a Christian heart. Her novels in the Women of Justice Series, include Too Close to Home, Don't Look Back, and A Killer Among Us. She is a member of American Fiction Christian Writers and Romance Writers of America. A Graduate of the University of South Carolina and with a masters from Converse College, she lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.
Quick Guide to When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason
What is it?
- First book in the gripping new Deadly Reunions series from Christian romantic suspense writer, Lynette Eason. The book gives you a dramatic recap on a key event that shaped heroine Alexia Allen's life over ten years previously.
- Following a suspicious, near fatal accident in the world of forest fire ‘smokejumpers’ a shool reunion leads to another mystery, a family revelation and a potential romance.
- This opening title in a brand new series of romantic thriller novels begins with another strong yet genuinely feminine heroine in the Women of Justice style.
April 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison