mary's book basket ~ "don't look back" by lynette eason

First, let me apologize to DH at Revell and Lynnette Eason for being a week late with this review. I am always extremely careful with my review calendar but for some reason marked this one for this week instead of last. I blame it on the hot flashes!

When you travel to author Lynette Eason's website  the first thing you see id her header which reads "Suspense with a twist. Welcome to the edge of your seat." She is not kidding! In the second volume of her Woman of Justice series, "Don't Look Back" has you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning. There are so many twists and turns you cannot put this book down. Ms. Eason draws you into the intrigue with some fabulous characters. Jamie and Dakota's story is spellbinding. You are cheering for them from page one.

Product Description:
Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture, and rape. 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 get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact--her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those year 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 is the second book in the WOMEN OF JUSTICE series. Readers will be hooked from the beginning, finding that once you are in Lynette Eason's world, you're trapped until you turn the very last page. 

The key to any great thriller/mystery is strong pacing and the emotional landscape. Ms. Eason is a master at both. The story moves quickly even though it is rich with forensic details important to solving the mystery. It reminds me of the show "Bones" adding to it a spiritual journey for both Dakota and Jamie. The themes of healing and redemption are laced throughout the high drama. The payoff in the end was worth the wait!

So if your looking for a smart, thrilling, emotional ride go buy this book! You will not be disappointed.

Happy Reading!

***Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.