Just last week I finished reading a interesting, new to me, mystery trilogy by Lynette Easton, when I received her newest book, When a Heart Stops. This is book two in her new trilogy, Deadly Reunions. When a Heart Stops is a fast-paced book with a truly surprising ending.
Serena Hopkins is a medical examiner, and Dominic Allen is a FBI agent. Together, they must try to stop the killer who leaves no evidence, except for a doll dressed to resemble the victim, at the scene of his crimes. It seems as if at every turn the killer has again been one step ahead of the duo. Serena is sure that she is safe until her home is invaded and she is in the line of fire. What is it going to take to find a killer, who seems to be killing people just for the fun of it? Is it a weird game that he is playing, or is there a pattern to the crimes?
I appreciated the fast pace of the story and the hints that the author gives to help the reader solve the puzzle. I did wish that I had read book one of the series first, as there were several references to the first book characters which left me a little puzzled as to whom some of the characters were. The reader should be aware that the book is a little intense in one or two places, and might not be the best choice for a younger reader. Nonetheless, this was a great read for those of us who love a good mystery.
When a Heart Stops is available as of October 2012 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided me with one copy of When a Heart Stops in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided.
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