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When the Smoke Clears

Deadly Reunions Series #1
Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
Series: Deadly Reunions, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson, and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she struggles to accept and forgive her family's past, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.

©2012 Lynette Eason (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Marla
  • 13-01-2016

Suspense, drama, insight

Overall the story was good. Main character development and introduction of new characters was relatively thorough. Something bothered me w the entire story though. Why couldn't the bad guys get to Serena if they knew where she was? Also, if the enemy had figured out who was sending notes and they had the resources insinuated, why couldn't she be found? The thoughts of the main two characters were well explained and both gained personal insight and deeper faith. The author did a good job with all that detail but didn't seem to have the same thought out detail with the crime solving. I think if law enforcement saw so many attacks on one person the protection detail would have come sooner and been different. I wanted to like the book. I did enjoy the characters and plot line just too many of the situations in the story started to feel implausible. Then the book ended with a cliffhanger! No wrap up to the mystery that was the main story of the entire book. I felt cheated. Now to get the true ending I guess I need to read the next book.
The narrator for this book did a good job with different voices and clear speaking but sounded robotic. Not enough emotion or change in diction through the reading. Exact same reading pace.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2016

Love the book!

I did not like the performance- the up and down cadence was distracting and disappointing.
The story is amazing.

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 09-12-2015

Loved this book

I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the the start. Can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Diane Ake
  • 22-09-2015

Edge of my seat!

Lynette Eason has a wonderful way of keeping you wondering how the next turn is going to end - or is it? Love the narrator on this one. Anyone who likes Christian thrillers will love this author!

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  • Jan Grizzel
  • 26-01-2018

Excellent - no cursing or swearing

I have discovered a new author that I truly enjoyed. Not only was the book cleanly written but held my interest as well. It is so refreshing to listen to a book without cursing and swearing. This narrator was wonderful. I will be looking for her again as well.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-05-2016

Wonderful story

I really loved this story, it had just the right amount of suspense and romance. Kept me on my toes.

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  • Anthea
  • 27-11-2015

What a great story!

Thanks for the story, it was absolutely riviting, and the narrator told it beautifully, may God bless both of you and your families

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  • Martha
  • 14-09-2015

excelllent book

I loved this book! narator was good. the book kept me riveted the whole way through. wonderful suspenseful book with a christian perspective...sweet love story that left me hanging for the next book ... but an excellent plot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-2020

Suspenseful Series - Worth your time!

This series really kept you engaged and sitting on the edge of your seat! Each book had a new twist that led you in a different direction and the last book brought everything together and had a very unsuspected ending.
Lynette Eason is an excellent author that can weave such a suspenseful plot that will have you listening for hours.

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  • LSR
  • 15-04-2020

What about the ending?

I enjoyed this book, and the narrator’s performance was well done, though sometimes I wish Ms. Mitchell had utilized a greater difference in the character’s voices. Yet, the ending was abrupt and really, it felt as if the author simply quit before the complete story was told. In effort not to spoil the story for future readers, suffice to say that part of the mystery was left unexplained and the reader wondering at the definitive answer. Rather curious . . .

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 30-12-2016

Fantastic gripping and suspenseful, nu author to enjoy.

This is the first book I have a read by this author, it will not be the last! I'm not going to do a big review because I do not want to give anything away, well I am going to say is this was absolutely fantastic and I look forward to reading the next two books in the series. The narrator was also fantastic, she gave each character a different voice and made the book come to life.

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  • Mel A
  • 28-03-2017

Ok but hoped for better 😯

A huge fan of Dee Henderson & Dani Pettrey, I read the Book 'Sins of the Past', 3 short novellas by each of these authors. So I had high hopes that I'd found another 'fav'. I liked that she uses strong Christian characters thoughout and that she uses Scripture, but she didn't resolve enough of the action to feel they I'd reached the end of the character development for the story. Instead, it felt like we'd all fallen off a cliff and that was it. No closure on anything.