Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Too Close to Home (Women of Justice #1) by Lynette Eason

When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, FBI agent Samantha Cash is assigned to help local chief Connor Wolfe to find the killer. Connor has two problems with that: her faith--in God and herself--and the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife.

          The book opens with Conner arriving at the scene of another dead body. She is young, obviously murdered and has one very unusual feature... she has been pregnant recently. A pattern is developing; girls disappear for an extended period of time and then show up dead. Each one murdered differently, but recently pregnant; no babies, just signs of pregnancy.

Both Connor and Samantha bring plenty of drama to the table. Connor has a teenage daughter of his own who is struggling with a daddy who isn't around and a mother who had passed away. The two are both missing her. Samantha has a sister, who suffered a tragedy, who hasn't fully recovered from and leaves Samantha feeling very responsible for her. Together they deal with their personal lives, fight the bad guys and start falling for each other. A good blend of suspense and romance, a lot of twists and turns to make an interesting read.

The back cover of this book says “Read this one with the lights on!” I wouldn’t go that far, there was definitely enough suspense to keep the pages turning. The characters were likable and realistic, and the romance was nicely done. Readers who enjoy suspense with a little bit of romance mixed in will probably like the story.