Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't Look Back by Lynette Eason ~ 3 stars

Don't Look Back
Lynette Eason
Women of Justice series #2
Revell Publishing
About the book:
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?

My review:
This book was fast-paced and I didn’t want to put it down. It definitely kept my attention as far as the plot and action went. As far as the romance department it wasn’t great, but romance isn’t the primary category/direction for this series, so I wasn’t expecting it to be really romantic.

However, there were some things that bothered me. Such as the fact that I was able to figure out who the “bad guy” was almost as soon as they introduced the person into the story. (But, in the very end there was a twist that surprised me, and I liked that.) I don’t know if most people will be able to figure it out, or if it was just obvious to me.

There were also times when I was a little confused about small things. It seemed like some more information might have been introduced to make things clearer. But, these were small, scene related issues, not big things like the over all plot.

Sometimes, it was a little far-fetched when the characters would do something that seemed obviously stupid to me, and I’m not even a cop. SPOILERS>> Like when they said that the stalker was probably someone that Jamie worked with, but they never looked into that idea. Or when they thought that he was in the building and they left Jamie alone with only one agent to protect her! (If they thought that he was in the building, why would they go outside to look at his car rather than sending someone to check for them?) Little things like that made it less realistic to me. <<

I liked Jamie and how determined she was to move on from her past. She was a good heroine. I also liked the little twist about why her parents were acting strange. Wasn’t expecting that and how it played into the plot in the end.

In all, I didn’t dislike the book, but I didn’t love it. I think it will go over pretty well with fans of the Christian suspense genre, though.

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


Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

i haven't seen this one reviewed, and the synopsis sounds interesting. I appreciate your honest review. I'll keep this one in mind.

Maureen said...

Once again Carman...Thank you for your honest review. I think I would like to read this, but now I know what I'm getting into!

Renee Ann said...

Thanks for the review. I did read this review, though I don't always comment. I like to see what others honestly think before I purchase any book!

misskallie2000 said...

Thank you for your honest review. I have read several Christian fiction books and loved them so I would probably love Don't Look Back.

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Emma said...

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Michelle said...

Thanks for the detailed and honest review, Carman.


Charlotte Kay said...

Thank you for the honest review!
I appreciate it!
I believe that a heart-felt review can be trusted!

Jan Marie said...

Thanks for this review - I have been wanting to read this book and was glad to read your review first.


Carman said...

Thank you all for your comments! I appreciate them. :)

I hope that if you guys read this book, that you will enjoy it more than I did! :)