Showing posts with label Dee Henderson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dee Henderson. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason


Heidi Reads... Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it

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Synopsis

Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors
 

In Dee Henderson's "Missing," a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.
 

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed," introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.
 

Lynette Eason's "Blackout" delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found--but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

My Review

All of these stories are fast-paced and full of suspense as the mysteries are worked out and solved. I liked the first story and the way it showed the methodical work of the police and detectives, leaving no stone unturned but having to prioritize certain leads before others. Sharon, the lead missing persons detective had a great rapport with John, the sheriff whose mother has gone missing, and I liked the friendship that developed there. The romance angle was kind of out of the blue because they are both so pragmatic and the focus was so much on the case, but friendship is always a good place to start ;)

I was so excited to read the second story since I'm a fan of the author's Alaskan Courage series. It was cool to get to know Ben and Libby and see how they met as young adults. It is set during the Cold War, and the politics with the Russians and espionage made for high tension as the murder is investigated. I would have liked more on the relationship and romance, but it was still a great story and had a full plot.

The last story Blackout had one of my favorite suspense tropes- amnesia of the victim. For me it automatically ramps up the anticipation and anxiety while the holes are being filled and not knowing where or when the danger will strike. A great conclusion to the collection.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)



Don't miss the next collection by these three suspense authors . . .

Heidi Reads... The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason


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Synopsis

In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayal," Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.

In Dani Pettrey's "Deadly Isle," Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on betrayal before they become the next victims?

In Lynette Eason's "Code of Ethics," trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John saves the life of Detective Isaac Martinez. After a betrayal leads to him getting shot and then attacked while in recovery, Isaac is now a key witness determined to testify. But someone is intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. Together, Ruthie and Isaac go on the run, desperate to escape the killers hunting him.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Review: The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason


Heidi Reads... The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayal," Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.

In Dani Pettrey's "Deadly Isle," Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on betrayal before they become the next victims?

In Lynette Eason's "Code of Ethics," trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John saves the life of Detective Isaac Martinez. After a betrayal leads to him getting shot and then attacked while in recovery, Isaac is now a key witness determined to testify. But someone is intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. Together, Ruthie and Isaac go on the run, desperate to escape the killers hunting him.


My Review

Wow! Each of these stories is amazing, yet so different from each other. I enjoyed them all equally and felt they complemented each other so well. The first story "Betrayal" from Dee Henderson is so fascinating, I loved seeing the process of a cold case break wide open at the hands of a couple of FBI agents who were in the right time at the right place. I thought it was interesting how it switched perspectives to show a broader view of the story. I appreciated that the conclusion was so realistic and didn't take the conventional approach that I expected.

"Deadly Isle" by Dani Pettrey was intense and had great romantic tension! The pace was swift yet the characters felt fully developed as they work to investigate and solve the mystery so tragically close to home. Teni and Callen have a history and the memories that surfaced while they helped each other during the raging storm brought a sense of belonging and relief.

"Code of Ethics" by Lynette Eason also had a fast pace and the sense of working against the clock. I liked that Ruthie was comfortable with law enforcement and their procedures because of her family, even though she is a doctor. There are twists and turns as she and Isaac dodge the killers while searching for the evidence that will prove his suspicions correct. I loved the attraction and bits of romance that were slipped in as Ruthie and Isaac got to know each other while also depending on each other for their lives.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason



Welcome to THE COST OF BETRAYAL Blitz with JustRead Publicity Tours.


ABOUT THE BOOK


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Title: The Cost of Betrayal
Authors: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Genre: Novella Collection / Romantic Suspense

FAITH WILL BE TESTED. TRUST SHATTERED.

THREE BESTSELLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE WRITERS REUNITE FOR NOVELLAS OF DEADLY BETRAYAL.

Dee Henderson - "Betrayed"

After serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she didn't commit, Janelle Roberts is finally freed. But the truth is still waiting to be discovered, and a murderer is still at large. Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another act of treachery.

Dani Pettrey - "Deadly Isle"

Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer before they become the next victims?

Lynette Eason - "Code of Ethics"

When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.


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EXCERPT



From Code of Ethics by Lynette Eason

Ruthie slid the chart back into its slot and slipped down the hall to room four. She pushed open the door and came to an abrupt halt. A young man dressed in green scrubs held a syringe, ready to push it into her patient’s IV. “Excuse me. Who are you?”
The person turned and shot her a small smile. “I’m the new night nurse. I was just getting ready to give Mr. Martinez here his medicine.”
“I just read his chart. He’s already had it.”
But the person had already turned back to the port. He inserted the needle.
Ruthie gasped. “I’m his doctor and I said stop!”
He continued to ignore her. Fear for the man in the bed overrode anything else. She lunged forward and shoved the nurse away. He stumbled backward with a surprised cry while the syringe fell from the port and tumbled to the floor.
He shot to his feet. His dark eyes glittered, menace emanating from him. Chills enveloped Ruthie. He was no nurse. He sprang at her and wrapped his fingers around her throat.
She let out a scream before his grip tightened and cut her air off.
Realization finally hit.
This man was here to kill her patient.
But he was going to do his best to kill her first.

****

Isaac woke at the sound of the scream. Instinct had him reaching for his weapon only to find his hand flailing uselessly at his side. Sounds of a scuffle reached him and he tried to speak. A crash sounded. Another scream.
“What’s going on in here?”
A curse.
Then scrambling, running footsteps.
“Security! And I need a doctor! Ruthie, are you okay?”
Isaac worked himself into a sitting position, hating the weakness and the flashes of pain. The door opened and several hospital workers rushed in.
“Ruthie!”
Isaac looked down to see a woman on the floor and another woman squatting in front of her. “Hey.”
The first woman, dressed in street clothes, scrambled to her feet and focused on him. “You need to lay back down. You don’t want to move wrong and tear that wound open.” She sounded hoarse.
He waved a hand. “I’m fine. What happened?”
“You’re not fine, you’ve been shot. And had surgery. Don’t mess up my work.” She touched the bandage on his shoulder. “No blood, that’s good. How do you feel?”
“Like I’ve been shot. Who are you?”
She jolted and snapped her gaze up to meet his.
And that’s when he noticed the red marks that would soon turn to bruises. He blinked and reached out to stroke the side of her neck. She flinched away. “Who choked you, and why?”
“I’m Dr. Ruthie St. John, the surgeon who removed the bullet in your shoulder earlier today. As for who tried to choke me, I’m not sure. But he was trying to jam this into your IV.” She held up a syringe.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS 


Dee Henderson is the author of numerous novels, including Taken, Undetected, Unspoken, Full Disclosure, and the acclaimed O'Malley and Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.

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Author Image:
© Michael Pettrey Photography
Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the author of the Chesapeake Valor series, and the Alaskan Courageromantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.
She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.

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Author Image: © Mary Denman

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor and Called to Protect, as well as the Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

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