Thursday, October 11, 2012

When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason - Reviewed!

About the Book: (from Revell publishing)

A killer's deadly game needs new players . . . but someone's about to change the rules

As a medical examiner, Serena Hopkins is used to dealing with death. But that doesn't make it any easier when she's called to the eerie scene of a murder--especially when Serena realizes that she knows the victim. Nearly as unnerving is the presence of FBI agent Dominic Allen, her childhood crush.

As evidence mounts and points to a serial killer with disturbingly familiar methods, Serena and Dominic must work to find a pattern and stop the killings before the murderer strikes again. And when Serena's own life seems at stake, she must decide if the secret she has been keeping has put her next on the killer's hit list. Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?

My Thoughts:

Serena believed in evil…Evil existed.  And right now, she felt evil hovering around her.” (p. 290)

Lynette Eason knows how to crate characters who emit an evil presence.  She also know how to bury them within the pages of a well-written story!  So, reader beware!  There is a particularly evil character within the pages of When a Heart Stops that will almost make your heart stop!

From the very first pages of Eason’s story, Serene Hopkins is in a fire-fight with some pretty wicked people.  As a Medical Examiner, Serena usually deals with the aftermath of the crimes that evil people commit.  However, in this story, there is a relationship that pulls her into a search for a serial killer who plays a particularly deadly game!  It is a game with a very uncertain and deadly outcome.

Dominic Allen is an FBI agent who doesn’t need any distractions in his life as he searched for the Doll Maker Killer.  With nine people already dead, there's no time to lose!  When he catches a glimpse of Serena at the scene of the Doll Maker’s latest victim, his heart is immediately intrigued.  When he requests her help to find the killer before he claims another victim…he’s in for way more than he bargained for!

All right readers….I’m in my element now!  Romantic Suspense…thriller…call it whatever genre suits your fancy…but Lynette Eason rocks your world with When a Heart Stops!  I thought I felt mine flutter several times before I reached the end of the story!  CREEPY!! Oh my!!  You have got to read this! And pray that Serena and Dominic survive!  This is a great story!!

About the Author:

Lynette Eason is the author of several romantic suspense novels, including Too Close to HomeDon't Look BackA 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.

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

I love her books and I was so happy to meet her at ACFW last month! She isn't nearly as macabre as her characters! Bwa-ha-ha! This book was incredible.