I loved this story, I picked up my reader, and couldn't put it down again, until I finished the book. Highly recommend this book, there are elements that I find a little bit predictable throughout Lynette's stories, but I also love that too, there is usually a twist in them somewhere too, and there are parts that I start to doubt my suspicions for a little while, but then they come back to the one I thought originally, despite this I still love reading Lynette's books and I can't wait for the next one.
I really enjoyed this book. The people in this book were very believable. I love to read christian books. I have read several of this authors books and have really enjoyed them. Theykeep your attention and the suspense is very good. I love suspense books.
A fast paced story that fills the senses, and kept me hanging on til the end.
Alexia Allen is being stalked. Someone wants her silenced. The problem is that she doesn't know what they think she does. Alexia grew up in a troubled home, with an abusive father. While fighting off the attacks in the present, she also battles the demons in her past. Not to mention dealing with a certain handsome detective!
When the Smoke Clears intrigued me from the very first page, and as the pages turned, the plot picked up more and more momentum, making this book nearly impossible to put down!
Alexia was a wonderful heroine, vulnerable, yet with an inner strength and a seeking heart. She was a very believeable character, and I found it easy it easy to instantly connect with her, even though my life is nothing like her's.
I'm not too much of a suspense reader but I'd heard alot about Lynette Eason, so I had to give this one a shot, and I'm so glad that I did! Non-stop action, with scenes that will send shivers down your spine, When the Smoke Clears is not a book to be missed! This is th kind of book that will swallow you up, taking you right along with the characters into the action. I really liked how the details of crime scenes weren't dwelled on more than they had to be, giving me the basic idea, but not all the goriness. I would highly recommend this book to suspense readers or anyone who likes a good unputdownable read that will keep them turning the pages when it's long past time to go to bed! Thanks.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5
"Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."
Thanks to Donna Hausler & Revell Publishing for furnishing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Lynette Eason returns with the first in her Deadly Reunions series, When the Smoke Clears, another romantic suspense that she is well known for. While I really enjoy Lynette's writing, a couple of things bothered me with this story. Thanks to the cover art I was anticipating some thrilling scenes about a female smokejumper but these did not eventuate, to my disappointment. While the back cover copy indicates Alexia is on leave, at some point I imagined we would see Alexia in her element, even more so when learning her back story and what had drawn her to such a risky career in the first place. The other frustration was the over kill (pun intended!) when it came to the attempts on Alexia's life, that at one point seemed to be occurring every few pages, and kept pulling me from the story. That said, all is not lost! Lynette's strong writing is evident on all other aspects of the tale, from the underlying mystery, the attraction between Alexia and Hunter, and good characterisation. Hunter's brother Chad provides extra conflict and interesting family dynamics and I like that threads of intrigue are not tied up leaving them to flow through the series. The high expectations I have for Lynette's stories was not quite met with this one, but I would still recommend it and will look forward to the second in the series, When A Heart Stops, releasing this October.
I really enjoy Eason's suspense writing. She usually has me turning pages from the very beginning - starting off with action from the get-go. I will say, that with so much danger facing the main character in this book, it's a little unrealistic that she escaped it every time, but it makes for a good fiction read all the same :-) So far I have guessed the bad guy in all of Eason's stories, but that almost makes it more nail-biting when you know have a good guess what is coming. Good ending - I wasn't expecting that, but I won't elaborate so I don't spoil the ending - you will just have to read it for yourself ;-)