Friday, January 20, 2023

More Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense -- Critical Threat

Critical Threat, Book 3 in Lynette Eason's Extreme Measures series, is another example of her well-written, edge-of-your-seat suspense.

There are several elements in this book that make her suspense stories satisfying to read. One is the way she introduces and develop her characters. She tells you what you need to know, when you need to know it, keeping the interest level and guessing level high. The "bad guy" is introduced early, but gradually, so that whether you are caught off guard about who he is or you figure it out on your own, you understand a lot of what got him to the point of what he did. I don't know that I've ever read one of her books without doing a lot of guessing and changing my mind as I try to see how all the pieces come together.  I appreciate the well-crafted faith element that feels very natural as it is worked into the story.

Critical Threat is the third book in a series, and there are several characters from the other books who make appearances. But no important details from the first books really carry over, so there is no problem in reading this one as a stand-alone. 

I highly recommend Critical Threat to fans of great inspirational romantic suspense. I am looking forward to one more promised story yet to come in this Extreme Measures series.

Thanks to Revell Reads for providing a copy of the book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book

Working with the son of a serial killer? That's a first.

FBI Special Agent Grace Billingsley tracks serial killers, using her skills as a psychiatrist and behavioral analyst to get dangerous people off the street and safely behind bars. But prison psychiatrist Sam Monroe knows that just because a killer is incarcerated doesn't mean they're not a threat. His own father, Peter, is a serial killer--in prison but certainly not out of Sam's life, as much as he wishes he was.

When bodies start showing up with startling similarities to Peter's MO, Sam and Grace are both called in to consult. They've met before, and though Grace thought they'd made a real connection, Sam ghosted her. They'll have to get past the awkwardness and mistrust to solve this case--especially because it's about to get personal.

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight, Crossfire, and Critical Threat, as well as the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at