“When the Smoke Clears” by Lynette Eason
“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.”
Grrrr… I just finished the first book in Lynette Eason’s Deadly Reunion series, “When the Smoke Clears”. Why do I say “grrr?” It’s because I loved this book a lot and wanted to know what happens but the author leaves you hanging. Now I can’t wait to read the next book. It really is that amazing of a book!!
The story is centered around Alexia Allen. She is a firefighter that lives in Washington. She almost dies in a fire and finds out there were holes in her air tube. But she is told she cannot come back to fighting fires, that it was her disobedience to the caption that almost got her killed.
Alexia is called by one of her best friends from high school, Serena, to invite her back home for their 10 year class reunion and to also inform her that her mother is very ill and in the hospital.
When Alexia comes home she finds someone in her mother’s house and a man dying. From there a series of very bad things keep happening to her and those around her. The story ends with the real person behind all these bad things still on the loose and ready to kill more.
Throughout all the horror going on Alexia is reunited with a fellow school-mate, Hunter, who is a few years older then her. he is the detective on the case of what’s going on and is also in love with her.
Hunter, Serena, her mother, her brother all trust in God and what he can do in all situations. Alexia isn’t so sure but starts to see His love for her through the people who care for her. She even starts reading a Bible her friend Serena gave her. And she started to learn how to pray to God.
This is a really fast paced, keep you turning the page book. You keep reading and hoping you it won’t end and if it does that everyone will be ok. But it does leave you hanging big time.
If you love suspense you’ll love this book. If you like romance books I think you’ll love it too.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.