Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back Women of Justice book 2 by Lynette Eason.
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.

I have really enjoyed this series so far and look forward to the next book.
Jamie Cash lived through being kidnapped and beaten eighteen years ago.  She's finally works her way through college and landed a great job she loves.  While working on a murder case she figures out that a serial killer is on the lose.  The killer is also the same person who kidnapped her and he's after her again.  Can she catch him before he gets her again?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Too Close to Home

Too Close to Home (Women of Justice Book 1) by Lynette Eason.
The FBI has a secret weapon. But now the secret's out.

When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, the FBI sends in Special Agent Samantha Cash to help crack the case. Her methods are invisible, and she never quits until the case is closed.

Homicide detective Connor Wolfe has his hands full. His relationship with his headstrong daughter is in a tailspin, and the string of unsolved murders has the town demanding answers. Connor is running out of ideas--and time.

Samantha joins Connor in a race against the clock to save the next victim. And the killer starts to get personal.

Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page even as love blossoms in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!

What a good book!  I found it very hard to put down and the ending was a complete surprise.  I love the Christian aspect to the mystery/crime story line.  Connor Wolfe is a SLED agent and single day trying to raise a teenage daughter.  Jenna is Connor's daughter who is lost, angry and very sad after her mothers death.  Can Connor find the killer who's terrorized his town and make the connection with his daughter in time?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Betting on Hope

I received a copy of Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable.
Maggie's bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career-and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.

Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he'd like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru's fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do-for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart's desires.

This book pulled me in from the very beginning and just kept my interest.  I've read several books of this nature and could see some of the twists before the characters did, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book.  I'm going to be on the look out for more of Debra Clopton's books now.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Trouble With Tulip

The Trouble With Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark is the first book in the Smart Chick series.  Josephine Tulip is definitely a smart chick, a twenty–first century female MacGyver who writes a helpful hints column and solves mysteries in her spare time. Her best friend, Danny, is a talented photographer who longs to succeed in his career...perhaps a cover photo on National Geographic?
When Jo’s next–door neighbor is accused of murder, Jo realizes the police have the wrong suspect. As she and Danny analyze clues, follow up on leads, and fall in and out of trouble, she recovers from a broken heart and he discovers that he has feelings for her. Will Danny have the courage to reveal them, or will he continue to hide them behind a fa├žade of friendship?
I really like christian mystery books and this is a great one.  It kept me guessing as to who killed Jo's neighbor Edna Pratt.  I really liked how we were given just enough information about Simon to keep the story interesting but also wanting more.  It's a really good thing this is the first book in the series because I can't wait to continue Jo and Danny's story.