Monday, September 8, 2014

Nowhere to Turn by Lynette Eason

NOWHERE TO TURN (Hidden Identity book 2)
    Lynette Eason
Realease Date:  
    September 2, 2014
    Romantic Suspense
    320 pages
My Rating:

My Expectations:

Blurb from the back of the book

She thought her days of hiding were over... but the danger has just begun.
The day Danielle Harding takes her eleven-year-old son and flees from her abusive husband is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani belies she and her son are finally safe -- but in reality, things are just heating up. When Kurt was alive, he took something important from a mysterious individual -- who wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long...

The Reason I Wanted to Read this Book

I have read many of Lynette Eason's books and loved everyone. I also read the first book in the series, No One to Trust (read my review here), so I pretty well knew what to expect.

Romantic Suspsense is my favorite genre to read.

I'm often drawn to cover art and the cover of Nowhere to Turn is intriguing. Notice the man's shadow?

My Expectations:

Having read the first book in the "Hidden Identity: series, I expected a fast paced suspenseful novel filled with several twists and turns that would keep me glued to the edge of my seat.

I expected characters that, although fiction, seem completely real and believable.

Adam Buchanan, the male lead, had a small but very important part in the first book of the series. I was hoping to see his character be redeemed in book two.


Did the author fulfull my expectations?

In one word... YES! From the first sentence to the last, Ms. Eason took me on an adventurous, suspenseful journey. Her writing was superb, her lead characters had romantic sparks flying almost from the beginning and the Christian thread worked well within the story.

There are times, when I am reading a book, that the author doesn't capture my interest with their dialogue. In those cases, I find myself thinking of how I could take the story and make it different. When that happens I don't always enjoy the book as much as I would like. I can honestly say Nowhere to Turn flowed from start to finish with well written dialogue that didn't sound forced. When dialogue works, the characters appear real and bring their story to life.

Ms. Eason has a knack for creating well developed, believable characters that do bring her stories to life. Danielle (Dani) Harding's life was falling apart when she first meets Adam Buchanan. Although subtle at first, there were sparks from the beginning. Ms. Eason allowed her characters to grow and learn about each other slowly during their fast paced journey.

Nowhere to Turn, as in all of Lynette Eason's books, is a page-turner that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats. The tension of the story is strong and what sets the pace of the story from start to finish. While the characters help move the story along, the story is driven by the story line itself.

As previously mentioned, the romantic story line started slow, but this is due to the circumstances surrounding why Dani & Adam are together. I wouldn't say there was a lot of romantic tension in this book but there is definitely a lot of suspenseful tension.

While at times the story seemed a little predictable to me, Ms. Eason kept me engaged until the end. I would highly recommend reading Nowhere to Turn. It is a book that I believe would appeal to anyone who enjoys suspenseful fiction.

Lynette Eason has created another exceptional suspenseful novel that takes her readers on an extremely eventful trip. I look forward to the next book in this series, No Place to Hide, which is due out in Summer of 2015.

I would like to thank Revell, a division of Baker Publishing, for my copy of Nowhere to Turn. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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