From the back cover:
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.
Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension you’ve come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.
This was a great suspense book. Alexia returns home after 10 years to walk into a murder, then danger seems to follow her or even going a step ahead of her! I knew who didn’t commit the crime, but I wasn’t sure who actually did it. Eason kept me guessing I had several suspicions, but even the end was still a cliffhanger. The ending answered some of the questions, but left you wanting to start reading the next book immediately.
I think there is a fine line with suspense books between what I like, and what I don’t. This book surprised me and keep wanting more. The crimes weren’t explained in gory details that would have turned me off. The writing was faced paced and kept the story moving. I give this book 5 stars.
I received this book free from Revell for the purpose of this review.