Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Too Close To Home by Lynette Eason ~ 4 stars

Too Close To Home
Lynette Eason
Women of Justice series #1
Revell Publishers
About the book:
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!

My review:
This book is dealing with very important subjects, and I appreciated the honesty that the author portrayed them with. This book pretty much revolves around the idea of teenage girls being preyed upon by a man who promises them a shot in the modeling world, and then kidnaps and abuses them. He seeks them out on the internet and then draws them in. This also ties in with the idea of parents not talking to their children about the dangers of online predators and parents not being involved in their children’s lives.

At times, the book got too graphic for me and made me a little freaked out, but not enough that I wanted to stop reading. It was just when you got inside the killer’s head that was SO creepy. I was able to figure out fairly early on who the “Agent” was, but I don’t think most people will be able to. (I’m not boasting. I’m good at that kind of thing because I adore murder mystery shows, NCIS, Miss Marple and stuff like that and I watch them all the time.) The “Boss” took me a little more time to figure out, but I did guess correctly towards the end. I think this series will be a big hit with people who like crime solving shows and other things like that. I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be reading the next books in this series.
*Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.*


Trinity Rose said...

I just did a review on Too Close to Home and really loved it. What a good book. Love your review and I also figured out the bad guy about halfway through. I like books that are graphic like that.
Have a super day,
Trinity Rose

Carman said...

Trinity Rose~ I'm glad you liked it! Hope you have a great day too. :)

Lynette Eason said...

Hi Carman, thanks for the great review. I guess I'm going to have to really work to hide my next bad guy from you! LOL. Have a great weekend. God Bless,

Carman said...

Lynette~ You're welcome! Thanks for the great book. ;) Yeah, I can usually figure things like that out pretty fast b/c of my love of NCIS. :)

You too!