Friday, May 6, 2016

Sins of the Past by Henderson, Pettrey, and Eason

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Sins of the Past
by Dee Henderson,
Dani Pettrey,
Lynette Eason

ISBN-13: 9780764217975
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Released: May 3, 2016

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
In Dee Henderson's "Missing," a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize his mother has most likely been kidnapped and race against the clock to find her.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed," introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a whale-watching tour boat comes across the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may be a Russian defector.

Lynette Eason's "Blackout" delivers the story of a woman who witnessed a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found and one of the robbers is certain she knows where it is, but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when a killer comes after her?

My Review:
Sins of the Past is a collection of three Christian romantic suspense novellas. I've read books by all three authors, and their style in their novella is what you'd expect from their books. The heroes and heroines were smart and worked well as a team. There was no sex. With the exception of one British bad word, there was no bad language.

Dee Henderson's story was a suspenseful mystery that ended with the hero and heroine becoming romantically attracted. There were clues to whodunit and why, so you can guess or just enjoy the suspense. The Christian element was mainly prayers and learning to forgive.

Dani Pettrey's story had the romantic attraction building from the beginning. While there were some clues as to whodunit, it's mainly a suspense-filled run to solve whodunit before they're killed. The Christian element was mainly prayers and letting go of guilt.

Lynette Eason's story was almost a horror story. The heroine was traumatized in the past and harassed with deadly intent in the present. The harassment and danger was non-stop. There were minimal clues since the suspense depended on uncertainty and the unknown. The hero and heroine had been attracted for a long time, but the current peril draws them together.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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