Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – Active Defense

Active Defense

by Lynette Eason

As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn’t expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house–and threatened her friends–she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn’t the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it’s what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead–and why–before it’s too late.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason will have you looking over your shoulder as you dive into this fast-paced, suspense-filled story about losing control and finding something even better.

My Thoughts

I’m always excited to read suspense novels from some of the best, and Lynette’s books are way up there on my list of must read mysteries.

This book is full of danger, action, and mystery, and I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite of all the books in this series.

Heather is such a great character. Because of things in her childhood days, she’s pretty much decided the only person she can trust, about anything important, is herself. Yes, Heather is a person that must be in control. When she figures out she has a stalker, well, it definitely isn’t pretty. It leaves Heather feeling very much out of control.

I enjoyed getting to know Heather as a person, and seeing the growth in her life as she faced some of her very difficult things head on, and then became a better person for it. Ms. Eason has portrayed this enigmatic main character as a lady with strength, and character, and one that was well worth the read.

The prologue begins with Heather over in Aghanistan, working as a surgeon at a field hospital, when she sees a young suicide bomber coming her way. He seems to want her help, but then his bomb explodes and he is severely injured, and eventually dies.

The main story follows this, and is after Heather has returned stateside. She’s trying desperately to figure out why someone is after her, and keep that person from hurting her friends.

Travis, a friend of Heather’s, is determined to help her by catching her stalker. She told him she doesn’t need help, but he knows Heather well enough to think that the very fact she even told him about the stalker is her silent plea for help.

I enjoyed watching Travis and Heather get to know each other. This romance is sweet and a beautifully written part of the story.

Lynette Eason once again has written a suspense filled tale, that left me grasping at straws, and guessing at all her clues, until the very end.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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