A Thrilling Conclusion
Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason is a thrilling contemporary crime suspense. It is the fourth book in the Danger Never Sleeps series but can be read as a stand-alone. I have loved the whole series. It has been utterly brilliant.
There is an air of tension and suspense that wafts over the whole novel that made my heart race. Actions have consequences and it seems like someone is out for revenge. A life-times events are coming to a head. The reader ‘hears’ the killer’s voice and we know his name from the start. But we do not know why or why now?
Secrets have been kept over the years. As they trickle out, a character wonders if recent past events are quite as they seem.
A close bond has formed over the years between a father and his daughter. They love puzzles and are always on the same wavelength.
A Thrilling Ride
Active Defense by Lynette Eason is a thrilling contemporary Christian crime suspense. It is the third book in the Danger Never Sleeps series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Once more I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces – a group of Afghanistan veterans who support each other through life. They have shared memories and shared traumas.
The atmosphere is tense as somebody is pulling the strings to attempt a kidnap. The reader is caught up in the action as we try to work out who the perpetrator is. There is naturally the theme of trust.
The literary device of pathetic fallacy is used as the weather often sets the mood for the action.
Some of the characters have had abusive childhoods. They fear repeating the pattern of their fathers as they grow and so they deliberately choose a different path to walk. Emotional growth is stunted as they fear opening themselves up to hurt.