No One to Trust by Lynette Eason

About the Book:
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: Hidden Identity – book 1
Genre: Fiction; Suspense, Contemporary Suspense/Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Among her peers, Lynette Eason has established herself as a talented voice in contemporary suspense. Each one of her novels is fast-paced rarely giving the reader a moment to reflect and experience calm (not that I’m complaining, mind you), nevertheless that’s what keeps us frantically turning the pages. In this, the first book to kick off her new series, the story follows Summer Abernathy whose perfect life has suddenly been torn apart. On the day she and husband Kyle were to spend together away from work responsibilities Summer instead awakes to strange men in her bedroom and a gun in her face. Who is Kyle? Is he the man she fell in love with… or a man who’s hiding an unforgiveable past?

Imminent danger may pass for Summer before chapter 2 opens, but each clue that is unrevealed – the deeper the gang digs, the more pulse-pounding suspense each chapter generates. Eason has a knack for writing short chapters (which I absolutely appreciate) and because of that, she’s got more legitimate cause to end each one on a cliffhanger – the kind that immediately beckons its reader to turn another page. Each turning page continues to surprise and cause us to catch our breath as we root for Summer, Kyle and those sworn to protect (A-team style!) untangle the maze of villains out to put a stop to Kyle. Speaking of the villain – golly – the dude was evil. He hid behind his hired security as a man however his obsession says a lot about him as a person as we draw comparisons to what it represents, evil itself in the form of snakes. For those of you that have an aversion to snakes – like myself, beware you may be “creeped out” on occasion as the reptiles are not strictly used as an indicator of evil, but also as a means of posturing about with a threatening position of power. Around each corner is something sinister while the story is always sure to keep its humanity thanks to Summer’s genuine personality. Eason keeps us guessing over who is a betraying who and which “good guy” will end up being the devious party when all comes to a head.

Comparing this to the other suspense novels I’ve been able to read, No One to Trust has man unique plots twists. It held my interest and took moments to slow down to give Summer and Kyle some “quiet” truths – to let us revel in why and how they fell in love, to learn more about them as people, and to teach about the importance of truth. To understand the regret and trouble a tangled lie weaves. If there is a minor complaint it’d be the sudden ending, that was the one - only - thing I wish had been completed… differently. Any avid suspense reader will appreciate this novel – Eason shows no sign of slowing down, this novel is proof of that. Her first novel to welcome 2014 (the start of what promises to be a can't-put-down series) is a chilling thrill ride not to be missed.

Synopsis: Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?

The search for her husband--and answers--takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn't know who to believe.

Coming Next from Lynette Eason: Nowhere to Run, coming summer 2014

Sincere thanks to the publisher, Revell for providing a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

10 comments:

  1. Skimmed over your review because I haven't read it yet, but I'm excited to dive into it! :D

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    1. Yay! Hope you enjoy it, Rosie; it's Lynette's most thrilling yet. And maybe a little "creepy." ;)

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  2. I got to meet Lynette Eason last year at ACFW but I have to confess: I haven't read her books yet. I'm excited to, though. I've heard SOOOO many good things. I don't know why but sometimes it takes me longer to pick up a suspense book. I always love them when I do read them, but I have to be in the mood to start out. I think your review convinced me I've been missing out for far too long, though, when it comes to Lynette's books. :)

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    1. I know what you mean, Melissa. I'm that way with historical fiction - there are very few authors I follow who write historical fiction, for some reason I'm just not as drawn to that genre (weird since I adore all of the BBC period drama) and for a while I was against suspense fiction too. That has since changed. ;)

      Lynette's books are dynamic as are Irene Hannon's and Dani Pettrey's - those three always give us fabulous, pulse-pounding suspense. Hope you enjoy Lynette's if you read this book - cannot wait to know what you think! :)

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  3. I'm so glad you loved this one! I did too...my review comes out sometime soon. But Lynette is my top-favorite suspense author and I always name her first - closely followed by Dani and Irene who I also LOVE. So many good ones. :) But yup!

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    1. *High Five*

      This is definitely one of Lynette's best. So good... and creepy. ;) The teaser for book two sounds really good so I'm anxious to see what comes of this series.

      ...Dani and Irene are always favorites too! :)

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  4. I'm happy you liked this, too! This was my first time reading one of Lynette's novels and I really enjoyed it. While I think I like Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage books a bit better, I'll definitely check out more of Lynette's novels. I thought this one was very suspenseful and creepy...especially those snakes! ;)

    And thanks for reading my review, Rissi!

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    1. Dani is one of my VERY favorite suspense authors also, Jillian. As for this novel, I'm glad that you liked this especially considering it was the first you'd read by Lynette - of her prior books her "Reunion" series is my favorite.

      LOL, yes, those snakes... *shudder* I was "creeped out" to say the least. ;)

      Happy to read your review - it's fun to read up on what others thought. Loved it! :)

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  5. I wont read this review yet, since I have yet to post my own review (SO behind on reviews!!), but I was excited to review of of Eason's books!

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    1. Cannot wait to read your review, Kellie. And, I'm glad you are finally getting a chance to read one of her books. They're good, right!? ;)

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