Among her peers, Lynette Eason establishes herself as a voice of talent in contemporary suspense. Each one of her novels is fast-paced and rarely five the reader a moment to reflect and experience calm (not that I’m complaining, mind you). Nevertheless this is what keeps us frantically turning the pages. The first book to kick off her new series follows Summer Abernathy whose perfect life i suddenly torn apart. On the day she and husband Kyle were to spend together away from work responsibilities Summer instead awakes to strange men in her bedroom and a gun in her face. Who is Kyle? Is he the man she fell in love with… or a man who’s hiding an unforgiveable past?
No One to Trust, By Lynette Eason | Book Review
Imminent danger may pass for Summer before chapter 2 opens, but with each clue, and the deeper the crime-solving gang digs, the more pulse-pounding suspense each chapter generates. Eason has a knack for writing short chapters (which I absolutely appreciate), and so she’s got more of a legit cause to end each one on a cliffhanger. Each turning page continues to surprise and cause us to catch our breath as we root for Summer, Kyle and those sworn to protect (A-team style!) untangle the maze of villains out to get Kyle.
Speaking of the villain – golly – the dude is evil. He hides behind his hired security however his obsession says a lot about him as a person as there’s comparisons to what it represents. For those of you that have an aversion to snakes – like myself, beware you may be “creeped out” on occasion as the reptiles are not strictly used as a metaphor. Around each corner is something sinister but thanks to Summer’s genuine personality, there’s still humanity. Eason keeps us guessing over who betrays who and which “good guy” will end up being the devious on in the end.
Comparing this to the other suspense novels I’ve read, No One to Trust has some unique plots twists. It holds my interest and takes moments to slow down to give Summer and Kyle some “quiet” truths. This lets us revel in why and how they fell in love, and learn more about them as people. To understand the regret and trouble a tangled lie weaves. If there is a minor complaint it’d be the sudden ending. It’s the one and only thing I wish were different. That said, Eason shows no sign of slowing down, and this novel is proof of that. No One to Trust is a chilling thrill ride not to miss.
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Author: Lynette Eason
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: Hidden Identity – book 1
Genre: Fiction; Suspense, Contemporary Suspense/Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Sincere thanks to the publisher, Revell for providing a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.