Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog Tour: When A Heart Stops (Review)

There are days, I'm glad Lynette Eason wasn't on my high school reunion committee.

Her imaginative plans, provide a chilling and suspenseful foundation for the Deadly Reunion trilogy.

In the second book in the series, Eason continues the story of three friends - Serena, Jillian and Alexia, 10 years after their high school graduation. This novel focuses on the life of Serena - now a medical examiner.

When a serial killer begins to pick off former classmates - and then begins to target her - Serena  Hopkins finds herself becoming an ally with her former high school crush - Dominic Allen (Alexia's older brother, who is now an FBI Agent.) - all while she is balancing a secret - sent to her by Jillian.

In this novel, Eason has created a suspense filled addition to the series. While it's not a stand-alone book, it does build on the first novel - When The Smoke Clears (Alexia's story).

This is a sold, well written piece of fiction. While it didn't "grip" me as tightly as the first book - it did "pull me in" and keep me reading well past my bed time.

Eason is a solid author in the genre of romantic, suspense fiction. The romantic twists and turns do not overshadow the suspense and mystery aspects of the work - which is something I LOVE. (I hate when the romance seems to run over the storyline.)

I do highly recommend you read the first book - before picking up this novel. There are pieces of the storyline which are tightly entwined between both novels - that help make each of them better.

On the scale of one to five, I give this novel a solid three. It might not keep you up at night, but it might leave you jumping at the shadows!

More About The Author
Lynette Eason is the author of several romantic suspense novels, including Too Close to Home, Don't Look Back, A Killer Among Us, and When the Smoke Clears.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction 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.

Online Resources
Buy it online
Read my review of the first book - When The Smoke Clears
Check out Lynette Eason's website

Past Reviews of Eason's Books
Too Close To Home (Review)
Don't Look Back (Review & Interview) 
A Killer Among Us (Review) 

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell Publishing, a division of Baker Books. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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