Thursday, November 29, 2012

When a Heart Stops



Spunky and outgoing, nothing much bothers medical examiner Serena Hopkins--except for the thought of falling in love again. But when a serial killer is picking off her former classmates, Serena's life becomes intertwined with her old high school crush, FBI agent Dominic Allen. Is the secret she's keeping putting her next on the killer's hit list? Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?

Intense, emotional, and fast-paced, "When a Heart Stops" will have readers up late as they race to the finish to find out what happens.

My Review:

Wow, I'm gobsmacked! Eason grabbed me on the first page and I didn't manage to shake loose until the very last and I still have unanswered questions which will undoubtedly be answered in the next book of the Deadly Reunion series. She's a master at building suspense, jumping from one open-ended scene to another, leaving me desperately trying to put the puzzle together without all the pieces.

Bonus! I figured out the killer early on -- and felt right smug until Eason threw a few last-minute twists at me! When a Heart Stops is aptly named -- reading with a defibrillator is highly recommended.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of When a Heart Stops, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 2 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Lol, I don't have a defibrillator! I loved the first book in Lynette's series. Kept me up half the night. This one is on my Christmas list so please throw my name into the hat. :)

  2. Sandra, though this book is a complete story and can be a standalone read, it does carry over some of the plot and characters from the first and leaves some major series cliffies at the end. Can't wait to see this series through to the finish line.

  3. Don't ya just love it when you think you've figured it out and the author throws a major twist at the end. That's the sign of a great write and I love 'em!!!

    Would love to win Eason's book!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  4. Yeah, Carmen7351 -- so much for me being the great super slueth. :-) Good luck!

  5. I really enjoy medical mysteries and this one is definitely telling me to read more because your review makes it a winner.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  6. Love books that won't let you put them down! And also love it when you think you know who the villian is and it twists to a different person. Sounds like a great book.


  7. Please enter me! You are right about these ones catching you right off the bat...Lynette Eason is awesome at doing that. :) Thanks!


  8. Whoops, spelled my email wrong! Dislike this keyboard.. :P

    CORRECT EMAIL: charityu.austenite[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. Lynette Eason writes the most amazing romantic suspense, I can't wait to read this one!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks so much for the review. I would love to read When A Heart Stops by Lynette.

  11. Good luck everyone! You are all so right when you say Lynette Eason is a great suspense writer. This one had my eyeballs popping out of my head on the first page!

  12. We have all of Lynette Eason's books in the church library. I would love to have my very own copy of "When a Heart Stops".
    Thanks for entering me in the contest.
    Janet E.

  13. Janet, you are so luck that your church library carries christian fiction!!!! What a wonderful way to support authors and connect their books to readers. Good luck!

  14. Kav, thanks for the review. Sounds like you really liked it. I would like to have the chance to read it by winning it. Thanks, Maxie ( )

  15. The suspense sounds wonderful!

  16. I've read a couple of books by this author and I know I can expect an exciting read. Thanks for the chance to read this, Kav!


  17. I've never read any of Lynette's books, but I would love to!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  18. "reading with a defibrillator is highly recommended"--love your review!
    may_dayzee AT yahoo DOT com

  19. This sounds like my kind of book! Thank you for the great review and recommendation, and for offering this contest!

  20. I have been wanting to read this book for awhile now... Liked your review!

  21. This looks amazing! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. Sounds riveting! A defibrillator - LOL! :)

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  23. The twist sound interesting. Please count me in. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com