One of my favorite authors is Dee Henderson, and when she recommended this book, I listened. This is the first book by Lynette Eason that I have read, and it won't be my last. When Smoke Clears was a great suspence novel, and I can't wait until September for #2 in the series. I will also try her other series. Great cliff-hanger.
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.