Thursday, February 1, 2024

A Truly "Not Put-Downable" Book -- Double Take

If you've read many suspense novels, you've seen the endorsements or reviews. They contain words and phrases like "edge of your seat," "nail biter," "can't put it down," and so on. Sometimes I find those right on point and sometimes not so much. 

But for Lynette Eason's Double Take, all those are true, as well as this one that was included on the introductory page of the book:  "This book should come with a warning: do not start unless you've got plenty of time to finish!" I started the book too late in the day to finish in one sitting, but I fought until my eyes just wouldn't stay open before giving up to sleep.

Lynette Eason is one of the best authors of inspirational romantic suspense, and she may have outdone herself on this one. All the elements of the story -- character development, suspense plot, dangerous situations, romantic theme, and faith thread -- fit together like a well designed (but challenging) puzzle. And I can't tell you how many times I had to change my mind about how this one was going to work out. Keeping me as a reader guessing, with a number of plausible possibilities, is one of the top requirements for a well-written suspense story. That is exactly what I experienced in this story! I'm anxious to see where Lynette takes us next in the second book of her Lake City Heroes series.

I highly recommend Double Take to fans of great inspirational romantic suspense. Thanks to Revell Reads for providing a copy of the book. I was happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book

She survived a murder plot and her attacker is dead--isn't he?

Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army's Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the Lake City Police Department, he's rooming with his good buddy and partner, Cole, while he figures out his family dynamics.

Physician Assistant Lainie Jackson is eighteen months out from an attempted murder perpetrated by her ex, which ended when she managed to grab the weapon and shoot him. When he appears to have survived and is back to finish the job he started, Lainie insists it's not possible. But someone keeps trying to kill her, and she keeps seeing his face.

Together, Lainie and James must work together to find out who exactly is after her and why he wants her dead. And failure is not an option.

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Double Take, as well as the Extreme Measures, 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. They have two adult children. Learn more at

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