When a Heart Stops kept me guessing until the end. Hints along the way cleverly pointed to one character and then to another. It was a whodunit and what'dtheydo all combined into one really good story. The main characters are Christian, but there is nothing preachy about this book. A contrast is made between those who look only to themselves as the final authority and those who live and work under the laws of the land and the commandments of God. The characters are believable, and the evil portrayed seems relevant to contemporary issues. I will be reading more by this author.
This book had a little more gore than I would have thought a Christian book would have but it was a good mystery. I don't know if I really would recommend it to a friend unless I knew they were a die hard dark mystery fan.
Lynette Eason's first book in her "Deadly Reunions Series", When the Smoke Clears, was one of my favourite romantic suspense novels in 2012, so I have been greatly looking forward to getting my hands on the next installment.
When A Heart Stops was everything I hoped for and more! I found it to be a mesmerizing read, one that sizzled with suspense and had me devouring the pages at top speed. Serena Hopkins is a fabulous character, a strong woman who confidently moves in her world of being a medical examiner, and yet someone who has a tender side looking for someone who will love her the way she is. The cat and mouse game that Serena and Dominic are drawn into with the serial killer is expertly played out in the pages of this story, keeping me guessing about what would happen next. And yet that plot line is nicely balanced with the relationship that unfolds between them as well, one handled with just the right dose of romance. As with the first book in the series, the term "romantic suspense" shouldn't keep the male readers from diving into this book, as I found myself enjoying every moment of this book. The writing is crisp, the characters are interesting and believable, and the suspense kept me glued to the pages. Add in a dose of faith, and you've created just the right formula for an entertaining evening spent with a good novel.
One warning though. After reading this book, you may not want to sleep with your light off. The suspense in this novel is just that good. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I give this book my highest recommendation, and 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This second book picks up a week or so where the first book ends. The mystery that began in the first book continues with this one and we get to enjoy a few more pieces of that particular puzzle. But as a added bones we get a second mystery, the doll maker killer.
Serena and Dominic's relationship was well written. It flowed naturally and was not forced. They seemed to do and say things that would seem to come naturally to them personally and professionally.
As with all her other books, this one was a action pack page turner that will be hard to put down.