Reviewed by Lisa Lickel
Don't Look Back by Lynette Eason
"...a thrill-ride read."
From the publisher: One man lives to see her dead – the other is fighting to keep her alive.
Lynette Eason's novel about a forensic anthropologist has a very similar feel to my favorite television crime shows. The story is scary and a bit creepy—everything I like in a thriller. The missing element is the little details that male thriller writers like to stick in, like the model of the weapon and other little cop factlets. However, Eason's extensive research and attention to detail regarding skeletons and torture was plenty enough to keep me turning pages.
And that's the story line. Jamie Cash was victim number three of a mass murderer; only Jamie got away. Fifteen years later, just when Jamie's starting to get her life under control, the murderer decides to remind her how disappointed he was that she got away. His psychological taunting is eerie. Eason's hero, the lovelorn FBI Special Agent Dakota Richards, has plenty of secrets of his own to keep. These two lonely souls take a chance at love and fight for a relationship.
When the murderer starts taking serious shots at Jamie's family and Dakota, Jamie takes control of her fears. But will she keep that control when her worst nightmares come true? I didn't have to guess twice about the identity of the murderer, but I appreciated the intricacy of Eason's details.
Don't Look Back is a thrill-ride read. A couple typos were unusual for Revell, but they were in the beginning and didn't detract from the rest of the story. Readers who find Hannibal Lector stories or Ted Dekker a little intense, but enjoy the likes of Steven James, will find Eason's romantic suspense a little, but not much, kinder on the late night all-alone-in-the-dark senses.
Lickel lives in Wisconsin with her high school teacher husband in a 150-year-old
Great Lakes ship captain's house. She is active in more than one historical society,
belongs to writing and reading clubs and is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin,
the magazine of Wisconsin Regional Writers. A graduate of the Christian Writer's
Guild, she has written newspaper features and magazine articles, radio theater,
and authored several inspirational novels. Find her online at http://lisalickel.com,