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Monday, September 8, 2014

NOWHERE TO TURN (Hidden Identity #2) By Lynette Eason

Nowhere to Turn by Lynette EasonPublisher:  Fleming H Revell Company
Release Date:  September 2, 2014
Genre:  Christian Mystery/Suspense
Pages:  320

Book Description:  The day Danielle Harding takes her 11-year-old son, Simon, and flees from her abusive husband, is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani believes she and her son are finally safe--but in reality, the danger has just begun. When Kurt was alive, he took something important to a mysterious person. That person 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 . . .

From the first breathless scene, this tension-laced story will hold readers in its iron grip. Bestselling author Lynette Eason propels readers along at a breakneck pace in a race to discover the truth and a better future.

Wanda's Thoughts:  Nowhere to Turn is an action packed read from the first page through to the end! Eason is an excellent storyteller and I never lost interest right through the surprising climax. 

Dani had been living through an abusive marriage. She and her 11 year-old-son, Simon, lived through constant fear and pain on a daily basis. Her husband Kurt, an FBI agent, seemed to have no conscience, and took pleasure in other people’s pain. Suddenly her husband is dead and she and her son should be at peace, but an attempt is made on Dani’s life. And the story unfolds as Dani’s life spins out of control and she lives in fear for herself and her son. 

The author did a marvelous job bringing the complex characters to life. They were well developed and I was drawn into their world of emotions. There is violence, but no graphic descriptions, or strong language – Kudos to the author for that! My only negative comment is I felt some of the storyline was implausible – a bit hard to believe. But what a wonderful premise for a story! Lynette Eason is a new author for me, and I’ll certainly be looking for more of her books.

This is a book full of mystery and suspense – an intense read – and one that I enjoyed immensely! My rating is 4.5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Revell and NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions shared are my own. 

Lynette EasonAbout the Author:  Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husband and their two children make their home in Simpsonville, South Carolina."

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