When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason
Deadly Reunions: Book Two
Revell / 2012
About the book:
A killer's deadly game needs new players . . . but someone's about to change the rules
As a medical examiner, Serena Hopkins is used to dealing with death. But that doesn't make it any easier when she's called to the eerie scene of a murder--especially when Serena realizes that she knows the victim. Nearly as unnerving is the presence of FBI agent Dominic Allen, her childhood crush.
As evidence mounts and points to a serial killer with disturbingly familiar methods, Serena and Dominic must work to find a pattern and stop the killings before the murderer strikes again. And when Serena's own life seems at stake, she must decide if the secret she has been keeping has put her next on the killer's hit list. Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?
When a Heart Stops is only the second book I've read by Lynette Eason, but it's enough for me to know that she is now one of my favorite authors! I LOVE a good suspense book that keeps me guessing and wondering who is behind it all...well this book definitely gave me that! Even though I had kind of guessed who the killer was, there were a lot of surprises!
I loved how we got to learn a lot about Serena's and Dominic's characters in this book - they are both new favorites of mine. I was a little frustrated at one character in this book when he/she did something that I found completely foolish (not going to say what), but I guess it made the story more believable, because people actually do foolish things in real life.
One thing that made When a Heart Stops so creepy to me was the fact that we got to see inside the killer's mind (although it didn't identify the killer) and the killer's "game" was so horrible! Gives me chills just thinking about it.
In my opinion, When a Heart Stops is another hit from Lynette Eason and I can hardly wait to read the next book in the Deadly Reunions series! If you enjoy suspense books with some romance, I most definitely recommend When a Heart Stops, but I think you might want to first read When the Smoke Clears because it'll probably help you follow the story better.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”