Sunday, April 18, 2010

Book Review - Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason

Teenage girls have gone missing and a few have been found dead. How do you solve the case of a serial killer when he is staying one step ahead of the police and FBI? How do you protect your teenage daughters from an online predator who is promising them a rewarding modeling career?

I am proud to have been asked to review another fine book from Revell Publishing. Too Close to Home, by Lynette Eason, is the first book in The Women of Justice series. This novel features Samantha Cash, a computer forensics expert with the FBI. She teams up with Connor Wolfe, a homicide detective with SLED, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to help solve the case. Together they try to solve a vicious series of killings that is threatening the lives of young high school girls in a small South Carolina town. One common denominator, 2 of the dead girls had had a baby recently.

This novel really draws you in with characters that you really care about. Connor must repair the relationship with his daughter while Samantha worries about her sister who had been a victim of a serious assault. Although Samantha has promised herself not to date a cop, she finds herself increasingly attracted to Connor.

The case gets a little too close to home when Connor's own daughter, Jenna, despite knowing better, is taken in by a computer predator. Could this be the same predator that is preying upon the girls?

I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy a good romantic suspense read.

Available April 2010 at your bookstore.