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Double Take

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Another fascinating and enthralling story from Lynette Eason, I loved the way this story developed. There were so many twists and turns and I love that you never really knew who the bad guy was.

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Lainie Jackson survived a murder attempt by her ex-fiancé, but even now after his death she is haunted by his face while her life continues to be in danger.

A thrilling suspense that kept me on my toes. James is on sick leave with the Lake City Police, but he offers to help his sister's friend Lainie get to the bottom of the threats against her. A deadly game of cat and mouse, Lainie has to hold mentally strong and hold tight to the truth. James and Lainie make a great team, and I loved how James believes Lainie every step of the way.

A tension filled read that kept me guessing till the very end, at the edge of my seat. A high stakes read with a satisfying ending, full of faith and romance. Highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Whew! Double Take by Lynette Eason took me on a roller coaster ride and I loved every minute of it!

Lainie Jackson has been recovering for the past 18 months from the trauma of an attempted murder on her life, which ended with her shooting her ex. Though she saw him die, things may not be all they seem and she swears she keeps seeing his face around town.

Detective James Cross has an equally hard story, His humvee blew up near him and he watched his team die around him. Now, he's back home, working to regain his equilibrium with the help of his buddy and co-worker Cole.

Lainie and James paths cross at the hospital where Lainie works after James is injured on the job. While James is taking sick leave to heal from his injuries, he is also working hard with Lanie to discover who is after her and why exactly.

This story kept pace through every page and the ending was a twist I did not see coming! I enjoyed Lainie and Jame's friendship to romance plot line and getting to know the side characters as well. I'm hoping to see several of their stories in future books in this series!

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Okay, you guys, in all seriousness here, this is 100% by far the best book @lynetteeason has ever written!! And that’s saying a LOT!! Because I’ve really liked every book she’s ever written.

It’s SO good!!

It has all her signature content - interesting characters, suspenseful plot & of course a generous dash of romance - but take her normal style and crank the dial up to 11 and you get Double Take. The best characters, her fastest paced story (probably almost leaning more towards thriller than romantic suspense), her grittiest story and her realest romance. I loved every minute of it. I was completely surprised by the ending and I have absolutely nothing to say but glowing recommendations!!

If you’re a Lynette Eason fan, you do NOT want to miss this (I wasn’t joking - it’s easily her best ever).

If you’re a romantic suspense fan you do NOT want to miss this!!!

And even if you like thrillers on the lighter end of the spectrum, you DO NOT want to miss this!!!

So, so, so, SO good!!!

Thank you so much @revellfiction and @netgalley for the ARC! I was only asked to give honest feedback and here you have it!

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Fantastic start to this new series from Eason. Her plots are always inventive and suspenseful.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reader copy--all opinions are my own.

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As a reader of Christian Fiction Suspense, I found this story to be very suspenseful. I never go into a book trying to solve the who done it portion, but I read for enjoyment and escape. This story held my interest and the pacing kept it moving to its conclusion. As a first book in the Lake City Heroes series, it was spot on by not only introducing this set of characters, but characters that we will see in the next book. I hope we will see James and Lainie's story grow in the next book about their friends, Kenzie King and Cole Garrison.

Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the Lake City Police Department, he's rooming with this good buddy and partner, Cole, while he figures out his family dynamics.

Physician Assistant Lainie Jackson is eighteen months out from an attempted murder perpetrated by her ex, which ended when she managed to grab the weapon and shoot him. When he appears to have survived and is back to finish the job he started, Lainie insists it's not possible. But someone keeps trying to kill her, and she keeps seeing his face.

Together, Lainie and James must work together to find out who, exactly, is after her and why he wants her dead. And failure is not an option.

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I was on the edge of my seat through most of this book! It was action packed with good pacing and wonderful characters. I felt an immediate connection to Laine. I like how the author wrote the characters and had them grow from friends into more. It was not an Insta love, which was nice.

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Thank you, Netgalley and Revell, for an ARC of this book! The opinions in this review are entirely my own!

This book is a great start to a new series! There were multiple occasions where I thought I had figured out what was going on, but then something happened that made me question it. I often asked, "Can it really be this obvious?" Well, let me tell ya, yes and no. Lynette Eason would never make it easy to figure out what's happening. I was right with some deductions and off with some others. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Lynette Eason continues to write incredible romantic suspense that draws me right in from the start! I could not read fast enough but at the same time didn't want the book to end!

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4 out of 5 stars. I love Lynette Eason and her books and this one was another great read. The prologue immediately captured my attention. To be honest, I missed a few of the clues that Lynette left in the story that would have helped figure out who was trying to kill Lainie. I admired Detective James and the connection they had. I loved that they had a past that intertwined. I did feel like there were a few holes in the plot and I felt like it was wrapped up a little too quickly and was missing a few details. Overall it was a quick and great read and had me captivated the entire book.

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I always look forward to a Lynette Eason suspense novels like “Double Take” are the reason why. It keeps you guessing from 1st page to the last.

The book starts off with Lainie escaping from her abusing husband, Adam, who is trying to kill her. The scene ends in a battle in which she is able to get the gun and shoots him. He supposedly dies from the wound but a few years later is showing up to terrorize her. Is it really him? Evidence keeps saying it is. With the help of James, a cop and a friend, they set out to find out the truth. Their friendship grows and incidents keep happening as someone is trying to kill her. If it is Adam, how did survive the wound? If it isn’t, it is someone who looks like him. You won’t know till the end!

I was giving a complimentary copy of this book but the opinions are my own.

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Double Take, by Lynette Eason, is another tale full of action. Lainie Jackson is traveling in the hills of North Carolina in the midst of a rainstorm, when someone suddenly runs her off the road. This man looks exactly like her dead fiancé, Adam!

Detective James Cross is busy handling an angry man who has a gun and is holding his family hostage. When James is shot in his efforts to save the child, he ends up in the hospital being cared for by physician assistant, Lainie. James and Laine had initially met years ago, so this may prove to be an interesting reunion!

When Lainie keeps finding clues that could only be sent by Adam, she fears that he may still be alive. Watch as James helps her search for answers. It is interesting when you finally learn the truth about all these strange sightings!

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Double Take was a gripping mystery mixed with a live story. The book is listed as Christian, but religion as presented wasn’t overwhelming and shouldn’t be a reason to stay away. A real page turner!

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Be prepared to stop breathing until the last page...

Double Take has got to be one of the best Lynette Eason books that I've read in quite awhile. It started off in a whirlwind and didn't let up for even a moment afterwards. Just when you think you might have it all figured out you can almost hear the words 'plot twist!' And you realize that you still know next to nothing.

One of the things that I found quite interesting, and I appreciated, is that both lead characters deal with PTSD. This gives each of them an understanding of the other's struggles. I also liked how they helped one another instead of just trying to fix the other.

Not only is it a solid start to the Lake City Heroes series but it is quite the novel all on its own. The story is contained and there is a resolution to the mystery by book's end. I spent a lot of time guessing while reading Double Take and I can tell you that in spite of that Lynette Eason still surprised me a little bit by the time I turned the last page of book one in the Lake City Heroes series.

Double Take was a great read, very enjoyable as a romantic suspense, and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Now I can't wait to find out where Lynette Eason will take her Lake City Heroes next when book two comes out...

(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)

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Double Take by Lynette Eason comes right out of the gate swinging. This story has twists and turns and you may just find yourself holding your breath. Eason gives you just enough information to keep you guessing who-dun-it. This action-packed romantic suspense will make you doubt what you think you know, and leave you questioning...dead or alive. An intense and attention-grabbing start to the new Lake City Heroes series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Whoa!! This new series by Lynette Eason is off to a stunning start in Double Take! It’s delightfully twisty and mind-bending with some psychological thriller elements, harrowing suspense, and a swoony romance, too. Not to mention the complicated family dynamics, solid friendships, and the separate traumas that both protagonists are still working through. There’s so much to sink your reading teeth into in this book, and I’m still thinking about the wild ride that Eason appears to effortlessly direct from beginning to end.

The prologue kicks us off with a bang, getting my heart rate up right from the start and barely letting it get back to normal until I had turned the last page. If it wasn’t because of the creepy guy who by all appearances seems to be Lainie’s ex … the ex who tried to kill her in the opening scene & who she knows she killed in self-defense that night (except… maybe she’s not so sure after all now) … then my heart was pitterpattering from the delicious chemistry between Lainie and James. Or the gunshots. Or the going-off-of-cliffs. Or the … well, needless to say, you will want to keep reading this book (perhaps with the lights ON) once you start, so be prepared to stay up until the wee hours of the night to finish if needed. I consistently went back and forth between ‘yes he’s definitely alive’ to ‘no, he can’t possibly be’ and finally settled on ‘i don’t even know’ and enjoyed the process.

Lainie and James make a great team, and I loved that they had a long history as friends, practically growing up together with James’s sister & Lainie being BFFs (and Lainie having a crush on James all that time). This allowed us to get past the ‘getting to know you’ formalities and on to the ‘hey I’m seeing you differently all of a sudden’ shift that James is experiencing, and it also lets them be more vulnerable with each other than they might have been otherwise. Considering their respective family issues and PTSD (neither of which go away while trying to keep Lainie safe), having a familiar and safe place to land is critical. Eason has given these two protagonists such deep layers and dimension, and the fact that their relationship brings out the best in each other (and smooths out the rough edges in each) is icing on the cake.

Bottom Line: Double Take is Lynette Eason at her best, and readers are sure to be captivated by the race to figure out who wants to see Lainie dead and why. Smart plotting, action-packed suspense, well-developed characters, and sweet romance made this a truly enjoyable reading experience for me, and I devoured it in one sitting. Which is a good thing because I could not have put it down if I’d wanted to. The faith threads – including some life lessons applicable to anyone – stayed organic to the characters and never felt preachy or forced, allowing the story to flow smoothly from the adrenaline-pounding prologue to the sweetness of the last chapter and every part in between. In short, I absolutely LOVED this book and I think you will too! Already eager for the next one!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)

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This book was a keep my on the edge of my seat mystery. Eason forced me to stay up too late reading, and wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed every moment of suspense. Double Take was not one of the books where you can easily guess what’s going to happen next. Solving the mystery of who is after Lanie wasn’t easy either. I enjoyed watching the romance grow between the two main characters. This is a great story of faith, family, and friendships that last a lifetime. I can’t wait to see what Eason writes next! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishers and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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"Double Take" is the first book in Lynette Eason's new "Lake City Heroes" series. Eason is known for writing gripping mysteries with a bit of clean romance, and this book is no exception! "Double Take" is centered around Lainie Jackson, whose deceased abusive ex-husband doesn't seem to be as dead as previously thought. With the help of cop and former soldier James, Lainie has to uncover the truth behind her husband's reappearance. Along the way, Lainie and James discover that there's more than just friendly feelings between them.

I appreciated the originality of the storyline and enjoyed the clean romance between Lainie and James. However, there were some plot points that I felt were a bit unrealistic and hard to believe. However, I still look forward to reading the next book in this series. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.

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There are novels that follow a predictable path, then there are the ones with some twists. This book would fall into the latter category with drama, action, angst, and even some romance sprinkled in. The only reason I didn’t give it the final star is because there were a couple loose ends of family drama that I would have really enjoyed seeing closed, perhaps they will be in the next book of the series though! I can’t wait to read them all!! If you enjoy mystery, or want something not so fluffy, this is an excellent choice!! Once you are finished reading it you can even sign up for reminder emails for the next one!

I received a copy of this book as a gift. All options expressed are my own & I received no financial compensation for my reviews

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Lynette Eason's main character here, Lainie, feels like dancing for joy. That is how I feel when I find out that this outstanding author written another book! Lainie works in the medical field, and she should know how to tell if someone has died. When her former fiancé learns that Lainie wants to break up, he attempts to kill her, but she turns the gun on him in self-defense. Yet his family thinks he is still living, and she keeps seeing him after he seems to try to attempt to kill her! What could be going on? James works with the police department and he happen to have been the one Lainie has had a crush on for her whole life, as he is her best friend's brother. How the characters grow, with faith, and face multiple deadly situations makes for another excellent book by this wonderful and creative author!
I am so grateful to be able to read this book, compliments to the publisher. The thoughts expressed are my own.

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