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Review: When A Secret Kills by Lynette Eason

by Sandra Ardoin

After ten years on the run, Jillian Carter is tired of looking over her shoulder, and she’s hurting over the death of a friend—a death that should have been hers. She returns to South Carolina determined to find the proof she needs to convict Senator Frank Hoffman of murder. But everywhere she turns a killer waits, and she has more to protect than just herself.

For Colton Brady, Jillian’s return means revisiting the feelings he had for her in high school. It also means protecting her from an unknown assailant—one she claims is carrying out the orders of his Uncle Frank.   


When A Secret Kills is the third book in Ms. Eason’s Deadly Reunions series. It completes the underlying story in the first two, When A Heart Stops and When the Smoke Clears.

In this story, the reader sympathizes with Jillian, the mystery woman of the first two books. How easy could it be to go into hiding, never knowing when you’ll be found and eliminated? Or summon the courage to go up against a powerful man–one who committed murder? 

Though the point of view scenes of both Jillian and Colton are pretty equal, this is definitely Jillian’s story. She’s the one the reader fears for. She’s the one with the most to lose.

As exciting as the previous two, this novel runs full out. The danger starts with the prologue and doesn’t stop until the mystery is solved. Prepare yourself for the twists, turns, and surprise ending.

If you like Dee Henderson and Irene Hannon, grab any of Lynette Eason’s romantic suspense. She ranks right alongside them.

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As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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  • tinamhunt

    This was such a good review. I love everything Lynette writes…and read it too. But if I was not familiar, your comparison to Henderson and Hannon would have grabbed my attention for sure.

    • Sandra Ardoin

      Thanks, Tina. I do link them. I think Irene Hannon concentrates a little more on the romance than Lynette. Lynette’s are focused more on the suspense and danger aspect. I wouldn’t say this final book was quite as good as the previous two, but they’re all hard to put down–a quick read that sails by. And I loved the twists she gave this one.

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