Review of SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers | Published: May 3, 2016 Formats: eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover (384 pages) | ASIN: B01CRHOTE6, ISBN: 9780764217975, and ISBN: 9780764217982 |  Origin: NetGalley 

 

Cover: Courtesy of Bethany House Publishers

 

Thoughts:

SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason drops us readers inside three different stories of romantic suspense that keeps us reading late into the night. These tales have us falling in love with the characters while struggling to stay calm in their darkest moments! You’ll discover the heroes and heroines of Missing, Shadowed, and Blackout are all so real . . .

In Dee Henderson’s Missing, we will run into a scenario where we’d all have complete and utter dread.

A Sheriff’s mother goes missing, but it’s been hours since anyone had even seen her. With not enough cameras and little to no sightings or information, the most logical suspects would be John Graham’s arrests from his past career as an undercover cop inside the Chicago Police Department. The clock ticks and leads dry up, but will they find her in time? Or could the next body be hers?

Fall in love with the Sheriff and the Lieutenant while they run out of options!

Afterward, we’ll travel to Alaska in Shadowed by Dani Pettrey to meet a smart and engaging charter fisherman who has come home from where he used to be to where he loves to be, after having learned some lessons along the way.

This young man knows firsthand that weather isn’t all that Alaska deals with. In fact, even when summer is upon his state, the cold war still runs deep in the cold waters between two countries, and these frenemy nations come together from time to time to make good public relations or Olympic Gold while trust stays at a minimum.

On an odd weather day, one American open-water swimming competitor hires Ben McKenna’s charter, and all goes well, until a floater is found. It doesn’t take long for his passenger to recognize the dead woman. Her past with this Russian swimmer had “run afoul” long ago. Can what’d happened back in college days have followed her here? Will she be next?

It’s not easy to fall in love when someone is out there waiting to pounce, but we’ll end up hoping it can happen even as we follow them into danger!

But inside Lynette Eason’s Blackout, we are not far from home, but we are very far from safety.

It only took one dead brother-in-law to let her know she couldn’t get anymore help. His help led to his death and to her guilt over her sister’s loss. Now, this young woman stays away from friends, family, and relationships. It’s not those precious memories that she can’t find that are the problem, but the danger to her and those around her is the very fact that she just might recall. What doesn’t someone want her to remember?

As an EMT, Macey Adams provides help to others, but even the police detective living next door isn’t someone she would ask for assistance. If he comes too close, he’d be a dead man, but one man’s jail release is about to unleash more danger than ever before. Now, this detective lands in the middle of it all. He wants answers, but can she give them? He may want so much more, but can she allow this?

The pages move fast and we’ll wish for love to stay warm once fire melts her cold heart, but once danger chills them, will their love survive or will more pain follow?

 

***This opinion is my own.***

 

Preview:

Inside SINS OF THE PAST uncover stories of romantic suspense!

Dee Henderson’s Missing, begins as a Wyoming sheriff, John Graham, goes back to Chicago. It’s not a happy occasion. His elderly mother went missing, and his concern is that his past has caught up to both of them. Will he ever see her alive again?

Shadowed by Dani Pettrey brings on danger once Ben McKenna pulls a body from the waters of Alaska. Ben has more than an international incident on his hands as the victim’s identity is clear. A top, Russian, open-water swimming star is gone, but was there more to her life than most know? Could she have been a spy?

In Lynette Eason’s Blackout, a surprise visit turned deadly, and the memory block it left made walls of scar tissue around Macey Adams heart. Will she remember what she’s missing before someone else she cares about meets their end? Or will she die first while just trying to remember?