When the Smoke Clears: A Novel (Deadly Reunions)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Revell (February 1, 2012)
About the Book:
After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson--and a handsome detective.
But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she struggles to accept and forgive her family's past, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.
Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension you've come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.
You know, I forgot how good Lynette Eason’s suspense stories can be! Short, intense chapters keep you reading at a frantic pace, and before you know it, you are at the end of the book wanting more! Now that’s not a bad problem to have if you’re Lynette Eason – especially when she is introducing a new series – Deadly Reunions – with When the Smoke Clears.
I’m hard pressed to decide what aspect of the story is most intriguing – the character’s struggles with their past and the conflicts that find them in the present – the unexpected touch of romance that Alexia Allen finds when she moves back to the town where she grew up – or the murdered body of a high school friend she finds in her mom’s basement! This story has something for everyone, and you don’t need to miss this exciting series!! Seriously! It’s really good! Read it soon! I dare you!
Reviewed by: Kim Ford