Saturday, September 24, 2016

Too Close to Home

   BOOK REVIEW:   Samantha Cash is the F.B.I.'s secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help local chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There's her faith in God and herself. And then there's the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife. As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor's 16 year old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can't a girl just have some fun? Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page, and will have readers cheering for the characters they love as justice is served and love grows even in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on! 
     MY REVIEW:   Lynette Eason is the author of several suspense novels. TOO CLOSE TO HOME is the first in her Women of Justice series. Eason did a good job with this book--I enjoyed it. She kept the story moving and knew just how much to reveal to keep you interested, yet not spoil the ending (which, by the way, is quite the twist). 
    One of the things I liked about this book is that each character has more than one dimension. Eason doesn't focus solely on the case; she writes about the people involved with the case, and their real lives. 
    She also tells some of the story through the eyes of the criminal. It is interesting to watch him see his work unfold. 
    A major plus in this book is the love for God that is shown by several of the characters. Conner's partner and Samantha are both Christians. It's just really nice to see that even with the case they were facing, they stayed true to God and didn't doubt Him. And through their testimonies, both Conner and his daughter are born again. 

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