A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason
This is book three in the Women of Justice series—not a problem if you haven’t read the other two. Eason handles the backstory of the previous books with ease and you won’t be confused, but you will want to read the other two. Really you will.
A Killer Among Us starts out with a high tension hostage negotiation moment and Kit Kempton must save a wife and daughter. She’s an excellent negotiator and she knows what it’s like to be held hostage.
Noah Lambert is Kit’s new partner—as in only a few weeks and already they are both thrust into a dangerous murder situation.
Kit also has a truckload of personal issues to deal with and Noah is hiding is past from her.
I found the suspense to be high but I must say I figured out who they were looking for probably sooner than Eason would have liked me too. I read a lot though so I look for those red herrings and I enjoy solving the problem before the characters. Sort of like shouting, “Don’t go in there!” at a scary movie.
Local Detectives Close In On Serial Killer!
Just as Noah open his mouth to respond, the passenger window beside Kit ruptured, glass flew, and Noah yelled. Kit gasped, “Noah!” Kit felt something hit her arm then pain radiated upward toward her neck. “The shooter is on the roof, I’m going for that parking garage,” Noah gritted. “Noah? I think I’m gonna pass out.” Kit’s eyes shut and this time she couldn’t shove the blackness away.
A Killer Among Us (ISBN: 978-08007-3371-1, $14.99, May 2011) is the latest thriller in the Women of Justice series from author Lynette Eason. In the conclusion of this series, A Killer Among Us is full of the heart-stopping suspense and gritty realism that fans of television shows like NCIS or CSI enjoy. Eason brings to life the lives of a negotiator and a detective hunting down a killer in the streets of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. The new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into this grisly murder case. As evidence mounts and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is he’s hunting one of them…but which one?
The pace never slows in A Killer Among Us as the story offers up clever plot twists, and hint of romance. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as this page-turning suspense keeps readers up late trying to discover who the killer is–and whether Kit and Noah will live to tell about it.
Lynette Eason is the author of Too Close to Home, Don’t Look Back, and thirteen other romantic suspense novels. She is a member of American Fiction Christian Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother, she has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.
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