Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back (Women of Justice series - Book 2) by Lynette Eason

Publication Date: October 2010
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Format: Paperback, 327 pp
Genre: Christian Fiction
ISBN-13: 9780800733704
ISBN: 0800733703

(Received for review from Revell Books)

Synopsis (Courtesy of Barnes & Noble):

Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture and rape. After years of therapy, she has made a life for herself - though one that is haunted by memories of her terrifying past. She finally lets herself get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact - her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those years ago. Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love?

Filled with heart-stopping suspense, gritty realism, and a touch of romance, Don't Look Back is the second book in the Women of Justice series. Readers will be hooked from the beginning, finding that once you are in Lynette Eason's world, you're trapped until you turn the very last page.

Thoughts:

Don't Look Back is a great addition to the Women of Justice series. We met Jamie in the first book in the series as a supporting character and now we have her story. Lynnette Eason has created a great series that puts one in mind of episodes of SUV or CSI. I like the idea of having a crime drama from a Christian perspective. I think law enforcement would be a difficult career to maintain your cool and your objectivity in. This book gives the reader the ability to see how someone in this career path, who is a Christian might respond to the pressures and when something goes horribly wrong.

Jamie Cash was kidnapped, tortured and raped, but luckily she wasn't killed. When we first met her in the Book One she was just coming out of her shell. She was a borderline agoraphobic, meaning she didn't want to leave her house for fear of what might happen to her. It is a condition to sometimes happens after a trauma or emotional upheaval. I really liked the fact that Jamie was able to overcome her initial attack and the after affects of her ordeal. This book is about Jamie's journey to rediscover the woman she was and how she has changed and who she has become.

It's also about justice and finding the person who did this to her in the first place. I couldn't imagine having something like that happen to you and knowing that he was still out there. It seems that once she began to get back out in public and in the public eye the attacker was once again fixated on her and started planning how he was going to get her again or kill her. I also liked how Jamie was able to council other victims who had suffered similar circumstances.

I really liked this book a lot and felt that this type of Christian Fiction is definitely something I want to read more of. I like the series and look forward to the next book from Lynette Eason.

Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Click here to see my review of the first book in the series, Too Close Too Home.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




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