Too Close to Home
A Women of Justice Mystery by Lynette Eason
Review: Lynette Eason begins a new series of romantic suspense novels under the banner "Women of Justice" by introducing FBI Agent Samantha Cash, a forensic expert who is assigned to work with a South Carolina homicide detective in the case of a series of missing girls, in Too Close to Home.
Detective Connor Wolfe is the single parent of a teenage daughter, Jenna, who has withdrawn from her father since her mother's death … which she blames on him. But his current case is consuming much of his time: six teenaged girls have disappeared in recent months, their bodies — three of them so far — only now being discovered. Samantha teams up with Connor to not only pore over the forensic evidence, but also to work the field. Just as it seems they're closing in on their killer, the case becomes personal when Jenna becomes a target. She, together with a friend, is kidnapped and Connor and Samantha realize they only have a short amount of time to find the girls before they, too, become victims of a determined killer.
Too Close to Home is a suspense thriller intended primarily for a Christian audience. Though the religious element is present, many readers will welcome the fact that the book is written without resorting to objectionable and offensive language. Individually, the characters are nicely drawn, but their interpersonal relationships — in particular those of the lead characters — often seem somewhat unrealistic, lacking real-life credibility. Still, the story is fast-paced, the plot well accomplished with references to modern technology and the role it plays in both committing and solving crimes. And though it isn't clear if any of these characters will have a recurring role in future books, Too Close to Home is a good start to this series.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Too Close to Home.
Acknowledgment: Baker Publishing Group provided a copy of Too Close to Home for this review.
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Don't Look Back
Revell (Trade Paperback), October 2010
ISBN-13: 9780800733704; ISBN-10: 0800733703
Location(s) referenced in Too Close to Home: South Carolina
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Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason — A Women of Justice Mystery
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: April 2010
List Price: $14.99
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