Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Critical Threat by Lynette Eason: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

FBI Special Agent Grace Billingsley tracks serial killers, using her skills as a psychiatrist and behavioral analyst to get dangerous people off the street and safely behind bars. But prison psychiatrist Sam Monroe knows that just because a killer is incarcerated doesn't mean they're not a threat. His own father, Peter, is a serial killer--in prison but certainly not out of Sam's life, as much as he wishes he was.

When bodies start showing up with Peter's MO, Sam and Grace are both called in to consult. They've met before--and though Grace thought they'd made a real connection, Sam ghosted her. They'll have to get past the awkwardness and mistrust to solve this case--especially because it's about to get personal.

USA Today bestselling author Lynette Eason doesn't give you time to catch your breath in this breakneck race to stop a serial killer.

Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight, Crossfire, and Critical Threat, as well asthe Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and 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. They have two adult children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

Critical Threat is the third book in the Extreme Measures series. While we are introduced to some of the characters in previous books in the series, each book focusses on a different story/couple and as such I believe it could be read just fine as a standalone. That said, the series has been great overall, so I 'd still highly recommend checking out the previous books as well. 

If you enjoy true crime and serial killers, this book is absolutely going to be a must read for you. I can't say that I am someone who is overly interested in the minds of serial killers, but this one drew me in right from the start and kept me turning the pages right through to the end. The killer was smart and always seemed to be thinking ahead, which really made for an interesting read... though yes, certainly a bit of a creepy one too! There were many layers to the story that kept me guessing, and I loved that. I enjoyed the relationship between Grace and Sam, though I definitely felt like it took more of a backseat to the suspense in this one. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and one that fans of Christian romantic suspense are sure to want to check out. 


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