Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Lynette Eason's Killer Among Us ~ Reviewed
Killer Among Us, A: A Novel (Women of Justice)
Paperback: 345 pages
Publisher: Revell (May 1, 2011)
What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted?
Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too.
With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason.
“This case just keeps getting weirder by the second.” (p. 288)
By the time Detective Kit Kenyon makes this statement, the reader will be vigorously nodding their head in agreement! Lynette Eason’s latest novel, A Killer Among Us, follow a very disturbing series of murders that are occurring among law students at a local university. The similarities between the deaths are bizarre, and it isn’t long before a task force forms in an effort to quickly put a stop to this terrifying crime spree.
Kit Kenyan and her newly assigned partner, Noah Lamburt are the primary detectives involved in the case, and each death seems to draw them further into the killer’s tangled web. Indeed, it is only a short while until the two detectives find themselves in the crosshairs of the killer’s gun. They soon discover that they are being targeted for far different, even more disturbing reasons. As the story unwinds, the reader has cause to wonder which one, if either detectives, will survive until the end of the tale!!
Underneath the story line of the serial killer and the exciting police investigation, there are far more personal stories occurring in the lives of the characters. Kit is trying to sort through a shocking truth revealed to her by her father just before his death, and Noah is trying to understand his growing emotional attraction to his new partner. Since Noah still considers the death of his last partner to be his fault, this attraction to Kit becomes particularly troublesome. These personal viewpoints bring the reader into the hearts and minds of the main characters, and it isn’t long before the reader cares a great deal about both of them. Becoming genuinely invested emotionally in the lives of Kit and Noah makes their survival even more important!!
Lynette Eason’s Women of Justice series grows better and more compelling with each installment. A Killer Among Us is a terrific, fast-paced story that will keep readers glued to the pages! I highly recommend this book – this entire series – to anyone who enjoys a high-octane police thriller!!
Reviewed by: Kim Ford