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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.
©2012 Lynette Eason (P)2015 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Marla on 01-13-16

Suspense, drama, insight

Overall the story was good. Main character development and introduction of new characters was relatively thorough. Something bothered me w the entire story though. Why couldn't the bad guys get to Serena if they knew where she was? Also, if the enemy had figured out who was sending notes and they had the resources insinuated, why couldn't she be found? The thoughts of the main two characters were well explained and both gained personal insight and deeper faith. The author did a good job with all that detail but didn't seem to have the same thought out detail with the crime solving. I think if law enforcement saw so many attacks on one person the protection detail would have come sooner and been different. I wanted to like the book. I did enjoy the characters and plot line just too many of the situations in the story started to feel implausible. Then the book ended with a cliffhanger! No wrap up to the mystery that was the main story of the entire book. I felt cheated. Now to get the true ending I guess I need to read the next book.
The narrator for this book did a good job with different voices and clear speaking but sounded robotic. Not enough emotion or change in diction through the reading. Exact same reading pace.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-21-16

Love the book!

I did not like the performance- the up and down cadence was distracting and disappointing.
The story is amazing.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By ian mcnamara on 12-30-16

Fantastic gripping and suspenseful, nu author to enjoy.

This is the first book I have a read by this author, it will not be the last! I'm not going to do a big review because I do not want to give anything away, well I am going to say is this was absolutely fantastic and I look forward to reading the next two books in the series. The narrator was also fantastic, she gave each character a different voice and made the book come to life.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mel A on 03-28-17

Ok but hoped for better 😯

A huge fan of Dee Henderson & Dani Pettrey, I read the Book 'Sins of the Past', 3 short novellas by each of these authors. So I had high hopes that I'd found another 'fav'. I liked that she uses strong Christian characters thoughout and that she uses Scripture, but she didn't resolve enough of the action to feel they I'd reached the end of the character development for the story. Instead, it felt like we'd all fallen off a cliff and that was it. No closure on anything.

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