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No One to Trust by Lynette Eason

About the Book:Book - No One to Trust
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

Review: Among her peers, Lynette Eason has established herself as a voice who is talented, unique and well worth a read. 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 two rolls around, 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 is a unique premise. It held interest and took moments to slow down to give Summer and Kyle some “quiet” truths – to let us revel in why they fell in love or to learn more about them as people, if there is a minor complaint it’d be the sudden ending. That was the one thing I wish had been completed… differently.  Any avid suspense reader will appreciate this novel – Eason shows no sign of slowing down and her first novel to welcome 2014 is not a thrill ride 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 

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

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