Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holiday Homecoming Secrets by Lynette Eason

Holiday Homecoming Secrets (Love Inspired Suspense) by [Eason, Lynette]
Welcome!  Award winning and bestselling author Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  Lynette lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and is the mother to two grown children.  You can find out more about Lynette and her books by visiting her website.  Readers can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.
Country Christmas tree lot. I feel like I'm there
Holiday Homecoming Secrets by Lynette Eason has Detective Jade Hollis with the Cedar Canyon Police Department answering a call to an old mill where strange lights were reported.  Jade believes it is a local homeless man looking for shelter until she spots the large mound of dirt.  She investigates and gets hit by the escaping intruder.  Jade is surprised when she is helped up by Bryce Kingsley who she has not seen or heard from in six years.  This presents a dilemma for Jade because Bryce is unaware of their five year old daughter, Mia.  Bryce has spent his time away dealing with an issue and has returned home to Cedar Canyon to become a private investigator.  Despite the time apart, Bryce still has feelings for Jane.  But personal issues need to be put on the back burner when they look into the hole dug by the intruder and find a bloody jersey with two bullet holes.  The jersey belongs to their friend and journalist, Frank Shipman. Based on the amount of blood and location of the holes, they doubt Frank would have survived.  Jade and Bryce team up to locate their friend and the person responsible for harming him.  The perpetrator will do what it takes to keep Jade from getting the answers she seeks as well as making her arrest. 
Photographs of People Running Away From Unseen Dangers ...
Holiday Homecoming Secrets by Lynette Eason is an intriguing story.  The action begins right away and does not let up until the end.  I found Holiday Homecoming Secrets to be well-written and it moved at a quick pace.  Lynette Eason certainly knows how to ramp up the suspense.  I thought the characters were realistic and relatable (well, except for the killer).  The story has a complex plot that kept me engaged.  Jade Hollis is a detective with Cedar Canyon Police Department and has a five year old daughter named Mia.  Bryce Kingsley has returned to his hometown after being gone for six years to establish a PI practice.  He has no idea that Jade had a child after their one night encounter.  I bet he will regret not contacting her now!  Bryce had been dealing with some rough stuff and he is still not completely free of his demons.  He has an adorable dog, Sasha who travels with him.  The pair must put personal issues aside while they search for their friend and journalist, Frank Shipman.  I enjoyed the multifaceted mystery with the dangerous encounters.  I like that it is balanced with time spent with the kids, Jade’s parents, and trimming the tree.  The romance hit just the right note.  I was worried it would be the prominent feature of the book, but I was wrong.  The author managed to create an intriguing and balanced story. I liked the addition of the parents who foster children and currently have siblings residing with them.  You will not want to put down this page turner.  Holiday Homecoming Secrets is an enthralling story with has cute kids, a darling dog, a predatory perp and serious secrets.
Old fashioned garland crafting station from a Cozy Tree Trimming Holiday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (39)
Holiday Homecoming Secrets is available through Amazon (Amazon UK) and Harlequin.  Thank you for reading my review.  I hope that I have helped you to find a new book and author.  I will be back tomorrow with my review of Invitation Only Murder by Leslie Meier.  It is the 26th A Lucy Stone Mystery.  I hope that you have splendid day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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