Critical Threat – (Extreme Measures – book 3) by Lynette Eason ~ Tantor Audio

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 – 4.5 stars

There’s a serial killer on the loose targeting middle-aged women and Behavioral Analyst (Profiler), Grace Billingsley, along with agents Mark Davis and Jerry Stevens want to know who he is and why he’s doing this. One of Grace’s teammates, Sam Monroe, is the son of a notorious serial killer, Peter Romanos, who’s currently behind bars. This stunning revelation about Sam’s father elicits sympathies from Grace but Mark Davis is not as accepting. Mark takes verbal jabs at Sam because of his infamous father and the effect it had on Mark’s own family. Nevertheless, Sam is as determined as the rest of the team to find the killer, even if it means turning to his incarcerated father for help.

Meanwhile, Grace’s brother, Bobby, is a struggling addict and Grace is plagued with guilt over his recent overdose. Her brother is in the hospital and she’s trying to help him, but the killer is targeting Grace and it’s only a matter of time before he succeeds in his attempts to get what he wants and then silence her for good.

I always enjoy Lynette Eason’s books and Critical Threat is no exception. It is suspenseful with great characters and a cleverly developed conclusion that I didn’t figure out. This book is Christian Fiction so there’s no foul language or gratuitous violence, just an excellent, satisfying story.* I highly recommend this series.

Thank you, Tantor Audio, for a complimentary download of Critical Threat. Thoughts about the book are exclusively my own.


*[I noticed an incorrect Bible reference. The author mentions that Eve ate from the Tree of Life. (Chapter 12) She didn’t. She ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad, and then offered the fruit to Adam who ate it. (Genesis 2:16, 17) Consequently, they were both ousted from the garden of Eden and were thus forbidden from eating from the Tree of Life. (Genesis 3:22-24)]


7 thoughts on “Critical Threat – (Extreme Measures – book 3) by Lynette Eason ~ Tantor Audio

  1. Excellent review, Laurie. I didn’t realize that there was a third book in the series out already. I will have to read the 2nd and 3rd and my library has the audiobooks for both. Good catch on the biblical mistake. I probably wouldn’t have caught it, thinking it was just a misquote. I really enjoyed the first in this series and need to catch up.

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    • Thank you, Carla.

      I really liked this series. I think I was a little irritated by content in the second book—there were stereotyped characters and it rubbed me the wrong way. Nevertheless, aside from that the author does write very good romantic suspense that I enjoy. 🙂

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      • I have only read the first one, but based on that, I agree. Her storyline was very gripping. I do plan to read the second and this one. I will be ready for those characters when I read the next one, Laurie.


  2. You know it never even occurred to me that the editor missed it until you just mentioned that, Linda. Perhaps the editor doesn’t know about the Bible account and just took it as fact. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I picked up on it right away though. But since I read Christian Fiction for clean content rather than to attain Bible knowledge, which I get from my place of worship and my own personal study, it was of no consequence to me.
    As always, thanks for reading and commenting, Linda. 🙂


  3. I’m surprised that the editor let that error get by, but I do know that we all from time to time read something as we expect it to be rather than what it actually says. The plot sounds good and it deals with some heavy themes.

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