Thursday, July 11, 2013

When a Secret Kills by Lynette Eason

This novel wraps up The Deadly Reunion series. Jillian has been gone for ten years. She saw a murder the night of the high school graduation party – and the murderer saw her. She knew her life was in danger. It would be the word of a teen against that of a powerful man. She immediately left town. Over time she had made a life for herself, becoming an investigative reporter. But when a colleague is killed by a bomb on the car she was to be driving, she knew she had been found out. It was time for her to return and find a way to put the murderer behind bars.

Jillian's return is a shock to many, including her high school boyfriend now detective Colton. The still love struck Colton is reluctant to believe her story as he is the nephew of the accused killer. But when it becomes clear that someone is out to silence Jillian, Colton moves to protect her and find the truth behind the accusations.

Eason has crafted a good mystery. There is lots of action as there are powerful people who have much to loose if the decade old secret comes to light. The final revelation of the murderer is plausible.

My only criticism is that Jillian sometimes put herself in danger, knowing better. I don't like it when some of the action in a suspense novel occurs because a character did a stupid thing. Jillian is a savvy investigative reporter and sometimes acted out of character.

The Christianity of the characters is well done. Jillian and Colton were love struck teens and made a mistake but as adult Christians, make the right decisions for their lives. And what a character that Megan is! I loved her wit.

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the women of Justice series and the Deadly Reunion series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She has a master;s degree in education from Converse College and she lives in South Carolina. Find out more at

Revell, 352 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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