Saturday, October 23, 2010

Escape with a good read - Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back - Women of Justice, Book 2
Lynette Eason

Book 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.

My Take
I had read Ms Eason's first Women of Justice book -- Too Close to Home -- so when I saw this book come up on the review list, I was very excited.  Ms Eason has a fabulous way of incorporating suspense, relationships, and Christian attitudes & messages into her writing. I didn't used to think "Christian books" were worth reading -- that they would were pushy & preachy. Boy was I wrong!

The main character, Jamie, had been part of the first book so it was easy to pick up the story in the Don't Look Back (although this could be a stand-along book, too). After a traumatic kidnapping several years ago, Jamie is trying to rebuild her life and is putting much trust in God to help her through. Scared and unable to go back to her old life, she finally allows God to help her leave her house & even attend college.

When Jamie gets involved in a brutal forensic case, she realized her kidnapper is back. Instead of crawling back into her shell, she trusts in herself and God to stand up to help bring her kidnapper to justice.

Like the first book, Don't Look Back really grabbed your attention and made you keep turning the page. I did, however, find the book a little predictable in the personal relationship Jamie falls into -- boy meets girl, boy tries to win girl over, know the drill. And I kind of had an idea of who the bad guy was before it was revealed. Even with that, I still really enjoyed the book and will wait patiently for Ms Eason's next book in the series!

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

Thank you, Baker Publishing, for providing this book. Although the book was free, my review is original & unbiased.

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