Friday, May 13, 2016

Sins of the Past, A Romantic Suspense Novella Collection

“No more letting the past rule the future, right?”

                                         “ No, The sins of the past are just that.  In the past. As far as the east is from the west, Gone                        - Blackout by Lynette Eason

Have you ever done something wrong and you thought you got away with it because no one saw you? It is written in the Bible in Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. That means that no matter what you do, whether it is good or bad , whether is is done in public or in secret, You can be sure that your sins will find you out.

That is exactly what the three stories in the collection have in common. 

 I just had the opportunity to read Sins of the Past a Romantic Suspense Novella Collection and it was AWESOME!!!

The first novella in the book is...
Missing by Dee Henderson. It is the story of John Graham, The Chief of Police in Cheyenne, Wyoming who received a call that his Mom had been missing for about 24 hours.  As soon as John gets to Chicago where his mom lives, John gets paired up with Lieutenant Sharon Noble who is in charge of the missing persons unit.  They search her retirement home, question the neighbors and look at security cameras but nothing seems out of the ordinary. Everything seems to suggest that she just stepped out for a moment, her purse was still in her apartment, her needlework was next to the couch and her car was parked in the same spot that it always is. The only things that were missing were her keys and her coat.  The case seems to get colder after 48 hours and there are still no solid leads until John notices one thing that is out of place, If his mom was last seen buying groceries at the grocery store, Where are the groceries that she bought?     

The Second is...

 Shadowed by Dani Pettrey. It is the story of Open water swimmer Libby Jennings and Alaskan Fisherman Ben McKenna. When Libby shows up for a whale watching tour in the rain, Ben decides to go ahead with the tour even though she is the only one who showed up. While they are on the tour they see an Orca pod and they notice that one of the whales pushing something to the surface. Ben is able retrieve the object. But unfortunately it turns out to be the body of a one of Libby’s competitors, Kat Stanic. Libby and Ben with the help of Sheriff Jim start poking around trying to piece together what happened after it is confirmed that Kat did not accidentally drown... She was murdered.  Libby starts to feel like someone is watching her, then her hotel room gets ransacked!  After several close calls, Libby decides to still compete in the upcoming competition. Ben thinks it is a bad idea but cannot convince Libby otherwise. With the threat still out there, Will Libby and Ben discover who killed Kat or will they both be silenced for good?                               

The Third and final novella is...

Blackout by Lynette Eason. It is the story of Macy Adams who is afraid of a past she cannot remember.  One night Macy went to get her phone that she left on the window ledge and was shocked to see that her phone was gone and the window was open. As she cautiously looks around her house, feeling like someone is there, she glances toward the kitchen door and she sees the face that she sees in her nightmares...

Chad Latham, A Homicide detective and Macy's neighbor hears her scream and runs over to see if he can help. After calling the Police about the break in they find her phone with a note around it.  Macy, freaked out by the note and the break in decides to tell Chad what little she remembers about a robbery she witnessed years ago, but is interrupted when a homemade bomb is thrown at them.  It now appears that someone is trying to keep Macy from remembering what happened that fateful night or to silence her so she cannot tell anyone.  When someone connected to the robbery shows up and demands that Macy tell him where the loot is, She discovers that she may have been more involved in the event then she thought. As her memories slowly come back, Will she be able to remember enough to free herself from her past or will her past haunt her forever? 

 So what did I think about the book?
 I loved this book! It is a book containing three amazing stories by three fantastic Authors.  
Missing- Dee Henderson  was a good novella, it was better then the last book (Taken) that I read of Mrs. Henderson's. The ending was different, I kind of knew who did it but I was not expecting the why. 
Shadowed- Dani Pettrey  This is the first book that I have read of hers and I LOVED it! It had just the right amount of suspense, a pinch of romance and a little bit of mystery, but it had nothing graphic. The characters were believable and the plot was very engaging. I truly did not want to put it down.  My favorite thing in the book was how strong Kat and Ben’s faith were and how no matter what happened they still knew that He was in control. I especially like the name of Ben’s boat “I>WAVES” but you will have to read it to find out the meaning behind the name. 
And finally Blackout- Lynette Eason  is another amazing story. I have read a few of her books and have loved all of them. This story is exciting with lots of action. From the first page, you are caught up in the story. It is the perfect ending to the Romantic Suspense collection. 
Overall, I give it 5 out of 5 stars ***** and recommend it to anyone wanting to read a exciting, "edge of your seat" suspense novella. Also novellas are good if you do not have much time to read because they are smaller then a normal book.      

Happy Reading :) 

If you want to check out the other works by these Authors, Check out the links below. 

 Also there is a mystery going on... Someone kidnapped one of the Characters!!! 
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I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy. I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a Honest one.

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