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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Review: When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason

~Review Copy~
Series: Deadly Reunions - book one
Revell ~ February, 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.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Wow! What a great suspense book When Smoke Clears was - I completely loved it! I now really want to go read Lynette Eason's other books!

When Smoke Clears, begins with a prologue that tells what happened on Alexia's graduation day ten years ago. I found this great, because as a result of what happened that night, someone is after Alexia and information she may or may not have.

I'm one of those people who likes to try and guess who the culprit/killer is in a book, and When Smoke Clears was no different. While I had my guesses and did change my thought of who it was a few times, the one person I really thought it was ended up actually being the killer! But there were so many twists I didn't see coming!

The characters were very well written and I can hardly wait to read the next "Deadly Reunion" novel after that cliffhanger of an ending!

If you want to read a pulse-pounding thriller, with many twists and so much suspense, I'd recommend When Smoke Clears because that is what this book was to me! I loved it!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher 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 February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. This sounds like such a great book! I'm looking forward to reading it soon(hopefully!) =D Thanks for the awesome review, Melanie!

    1. This book is great! I hope you do read it soon, but be prepared for a real cliffhanger of an ending....The second book can't come soon enough...

      Thanks for commenting, Crystal! :)

  2. Thanks, Melanie. Lynette Eason's novels are must haves on my bookshelves, but maybe i won't devour it when i get it...maybe i can wait a bit. Thanks for a great review. i'm glad you like her novels too.

    1. Thank you, Marianne! Yeah, I now HAVE to read her other books (especially her Women of Justice series)! :)

      Thanks for commenting! :D

  3. Looks great. I love lots of twists and turns even if I do guess the killer. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I do too! That's why I love suspense/thrillers, all of the twists and never knowing exactly what is going to happen! This is a great book and I hope you enjoy it if/when you read it! :)

      Thanks for commenting! =)

  4. Thanks for the great review! I'm reading this one now, and loving it too! : )

    1. Thanks, Michelle!! I'm glad you are loving it so far! It was SO great! :D

  5. Great review! I loved this one as well and cannot wait for the next book. This one was just amazing and I could not put it down. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well.

    1. Thank you, Crystal! I am so looking forward to the next book!! So glad you loved When the Smoke Clears!

      Thanks for commenting! :)


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