Monday, October 28, 2013

When a Heart Stops

When I began reading When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason, I expected medical examiner (ME) Serena Hopkins to be under duress in China . . . considering that’s what the epilogue of When the Smoke Clears, book one in the Deadly Reunions series, indicated.

At the very least, I expected her work with the earthquake cleanup in China to be mentioned sometime throughout When a Heart Stops.

Neither of those scenarios happened, but that didn’t distract too much from the whodunit suspense found upon the pages I kept turning long into the night. With each new twist and turn along the journey (none of which I’ll be sharing, so you’ll have to pick up a copy of the book to discover the sneakiness for yourself), my heart beat faster and faster as I attempted to anticipate what would happen next.

I was wrong so often!

But that’s part of the fun of reading a Lynette Eason novel. If they were predictable, they wouldn’t be so addictive.

Book three I recently purchased because I knew I’d want to read it after finishing this one. I was right. I want to read it NOW!

In When a Heart Stops, ME Serena Hopkins and FBI agent Dominic Allen are baffled to discover that the Doll Maker Killer is back—even though he’s sitting in prison. How is this possible? They aren’t quite sure, but you can be certain they’ll use all their knowledge and resources to find out!

This novel is an edge-of-your-seat suspense that will keep you up late, flipping pages while the moon inches higher and higher in the sky—not that you’ll notice. If you haven’t yet read any of Lynette Eason’s books, the Deadly Reunions series is a great one to start with. You’ll be hooked before you know it!


Have you ever read a book that you just couldn’t put down? What drew you into the story so thoroughly? What tips do you have for authors who want to write books that keep you flipping those pages?

2 comments:

  1. I really want to read this one! I haven't read any of Lynette Eason's books before, but I love the suspense genre. I can never put down Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage books. I think the lovable characters and suspenseful plot twists are what pull me into her stories. :)

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    1. I haven't yet read Dani Pettrey's books, but they are on my to-be-read list! I'm sure you'll love Lynette's books. She's quite the master of suspense. Would you like a challenge? Try making a list of suspects as you read and see if you can figure out whodunit before she reveals it. I haven't been completely right yet!

      Oh, and her Women of Justice series is awesome, too!

      Thanks for stopping by, Jillian. I really appreciate your comments.

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