Friday, February 3, 2012

What a Thriller!!! NOT a bedtime story!!

"When the Smoke Clears"When the Smoke Clears: A Novel (Deadly Reunions)
     By Lynette Eason 

I have loved every one of Lynette's books that I have read, and this one was no exception!!  The plots thicken as the books progress and this book, in particular, kept me on the edge of my seat, as I read it. There is so much variety in plot changes that you are constantly enthralled and keep guessing what will happen next. And guess what- my guesses were NEVER correct!!

Lynette's characters are realistic to the point of becoming part of you. I could feel the fear and the danger, as the plot thickened. The description of the events , along with the characters  just kept you guessing and ever fearful of what would occur next. This is definitely a fast moving tale filled with non stop action. I could not turn those pages fast enough nor read quickly enough to suit me.  This story manages to involve murder but not in a gory sense , but in a way, that brings friends back to the fold and forced to face the past, not always pleasant. The Christian aspect is throughout the book as God is needed to protect and heal old wounds.

The main character, Alexis, a smokejumper, has had a brush with death, due to equipment failure. Totally devastated, she is ordered to take time off her job while the matter is investigated. She is under suspicion. Alexis makes a sudden decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion- both of which cause her  stress and do not have positive memories attached to them.  Trouble follows her, much to her shock and distress. Within an hour of arriving in her old home, she encounters a murder , arson and.... a handsome detective.  
The conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of the past. Alexis discovers and remembers  disastrous times in the years gone by. Forgiveness is a big part of this book. She must forgive her family's past, before moving ahead with the future.  A secret that has been hidden for years comes  to light and must be faced. 
Meanwhile, someone is appearing to murder her for an unknown reason, also killing anyone who gets in the way.  This is a book that is full of suspense and romantic tension. God is left to work on this family and the town. There is an ending to this book that is a total surprise. 
A great thriller full of family issues, forgiveness, love and the healing touch of God.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I will be reading this book very soon. I am excited to read it.


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