Friday, October 22, 2010

Don't Look Back by Lynette Eason - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)
One man lives to see her dead--the other is fighting to keep her alive.

Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping. After years of therapy, she has made a life for herself--though one that is haunted by memories of her terrifying past. She finally lets herself believe that she can have a close relationship with a man, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact--her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those years ago.

Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love?

Filled with heart-stopping suspense, gritty realism, and a touch of romance, Don't Look Back pulls you into its twists and turns to hold you there until the very last page.

My Thoughts:


“What?” She blinked. “Oh sorry. I was just thinking.”

“About what?

“About security and how truly fragile it is.”

(p. 161-162)

Jamie Cash knows first-hand, in some of the most horrific ways, how truly fragile human efforts to provide security can be. She has gone to the brink of death and insanity at the hands of a madman. As Lynette Eason’s latest thriller , Don’t Look Back opens, readers find that Jamie now looks at her horrifying past through the eyes of God’s grace. Thus, when her past – and the madman who wrecked such terror in her heart – shows up in her present circumstances, Jamie is able to say, “…we can’t rely on humans or security systems or any other thing of this world to be our security.” (p.162) Her testimony to God’s faithfulness in all things is powerful and realistic, and it carries her through another terrifying time of life in ways she never dreamed.

Folks, Don’t Look Back is not a story you should read at night or when your alone. I love suspenseful thrillers, and this book literally had me jumping at the slightest noise! Eason has created a bad guy that is the stuff of nightmares, and he is the CREEPIEST villain I’ve encountered lately!

Yet Eason has also created strong, believable characters who withstand this nut job, and Jamie, her sister Samatha, Conner and Dakota are determined to put an end to this enemy’s reign of terror. There is a lot of action in this story. There is a thread of romance. There is a beautiful portrait of friendship, family and loyalty. Don’t Look Back has something to offer to everyone, and I highly recommend this story!!

Check out my review of Eason's first book in the Women of Justice series - Too Close To Home!

About the Author:

Lynette Eason is the author of Too Close to Home and three other romantic suspense novels. She is a member of American Fiction Christian 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


Mocha with Linda said...

Great review of this phenomenal, pulse-pounding story! I kept catching myself holding my breath!

Kav said...

Oh my goodness -- this is next on my list. I just picked it up at the bookstore last weekend but I'm a big whimp and I live alone...ack!!!!!