Double Take by Lynette Eason ~ Book Review

February 4, 2024


About the Book


Book: Double Take
Author: Lynette Eason
Series: Lake City Heroes, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: January 9, 2024

Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army 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 this 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.

My Thoughts 

Once again Eason has started a new series that has you turning the pages wanting to know more. This one packs quite a punch. Right away we encounter Lainie whose suffered a traumatic event in her life. We also meet Detective James Holton who is a discharged Army veteran suffering from PTSD and trying to navigate family, work and especially his sisters old friend Lainie.

James and Lainie are great together. They both have suffered trauma in the past so they truly balance each other out which was great in this story. Lainie has a great group of friends which are the other characters that were introduced, so I am looking forward to read about them in hopefully future books, especially Cole and Kenzie!

When I am reading a suspense story I want to be at the edge of my seat trying to guess who the bad guy is and I can say that I was surprised at how it all played out. I definitely enjoyed that aspect of mystery and the unknown throughout the story. The faith thread to me was light but it didn't deter me from enjoying the book. There were themes of forgiveness and definitely friendship.

Overall I really enjoyed the story. There was definitely enough suspense to keep me captivated and a sweet romance to tie it all together. If you enjoy suspense stories I recommend adding this one to your lists!

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husband and their two children make their home in Simpsonville, South Carolina."

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