Wow, what a thrilling book! I really didn't know how to comment on this great read, but then I discussed it with my friend Marian on facebook and I figured it out :) The secret that caused the 3 women in this series to be terrorized and hunted down totally stunned me, but this book is the best of the series and answers EVERY question! I had trouble putting this book away, but I needed to sleep so I read this book in two sittings :) I LOOOOOVED how the series concluded in this book, but I did suspect who the guilty person was and this is the type of book where nothing is what it seems to be. After reading this, I didn't read anything for about 3 days just to absorb it all before letting go. The storytelling was just THAT good, finally there is justice for every character!
When a Secret Kills is the last book in the Deadly Reunion series and I have to admit out of the three, this is by far my favorite.
Jillian Carter finally decides it's time to come home to make sure that the secret she has been hiding is exposed and justice is served. But little does she realize just how much it may cost her.
Colton Brady has not seen Jillian in ten long years. Not since she left town on the night of their high school graduation. But when he shows at the airport after an assassination attempt on her life, he realizes that his feelings for her that he thought he buried are now bubbling back up to the surface.
I really liked Jillian and Colton. Jillian was just the right mixture of strength and vulnerability which can be a tricky thing to pull off sometimes but Lynette Eason seem to have a talent for it. Colton was written equally has well, again with just the right amount of tenderness and intensity that makes him believable. And they also have a well-balanced romance.
Blake was a great addtion to the story and I really hope that this author gives him his own story.
I absolutely loved the story line and there were a couple of plot twist that I never saw coming. That is wonderful for me because I hate to have everything figured out by the middle of the book.
There is also enough back story so that you could read this as a stand alone book, but if you have read all three books you will find that the author does an outstanding job of pulling the entire trilogy together with this last book. It is a fast paced page turner that sucks you in until you have to finish it!
I think anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense and with a touch of romance will truly love this book.
This novel wraps up The 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.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.