Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture, and rape. 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 get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact–her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those year 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?
Lynette Eason puts danger and suspense into overdrive in her second Women of Justice novel, Don’t Look Back, exceeding my expectations from the solid Too Close to Home. Jamie Cash returns to face her demons in the form of a murderous man intent on destroying the only women who has escaped his disturbed plans. Jamie and Dakota are great characters, both fighting the fear and pain of their past and wondering if a future is possible given the emotional and physical scars they bear. Lynette balances the building of their tentative relationship, the suspense of a killer on the hunt and his unknown identity with a skill that bodes well for her future books and the romantic suspense genre. While my early suspicions of the killer were eventually confirmed, it was by no means a certainty with many twists to the tale along the way. Don’t Look Back is an impressive novel and stands alongside the likes of Irene Hannon’s In Harm’s Way and Robin Carrol’s Fear No Evil. I have very high hopes for Lynette’s A Killer Among Us, releasing in May, 2011.
Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy
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