Monday, August 21, 2017

"Chasing Secrets" by Lynette Eason

A 25-year-old murder. A teenager who needs protection. A long-forgotten past. An intriguing new cop on the police force. These things converge to take Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan on a ride she'd never anticipated in the finale of Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series.

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

When a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan's life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after she has an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her--and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.

In a sweeping plot that takes them into long-buried memories--and the depths of the heart--Haley and Steven will have to solve the mystery of Haley's past while dodging bullets, bombs, and bad guys who just won't quit.

Though Lynette Eason writes fast-paced suspense, she always manages to make her characters the focal point of her novels. This is once again the case in Chasing Secrets, which sees Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan fighting for her own life while she also seeks to protect Zeke, a teen boy threatened by his mother's boyfriend. Haley is an incredibly intriguing and likeable character, and I was immediately drawn into her story. Steven, a detective with the Columbia police force, is interesting in his own right—he's more than just a potential romantic partner for Haley; he has his own compelling story.

While the suspense level isn't as high in Chasing Secrets as it was in Moving Target, the previous book in the series, I still found myself flying through the pages as I tried to determine who was out to get Haley. (All of my guesses turned out to be wrong, by the way!) The beginning of the novel did feel a little slow and disjointed as various characters were introduced, but overall, I greatly enjoyed my reading experience. This is a fitting conclusion to Eason's Elite Guardians series, and I can't wait for Oath of Honor, the first book in her upcoming Blue Justice series! 4 stars.

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Read my reviews of Eason's Without Warning (Elite Guardians #2, 4 stars), Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3, 4-1/2 stars), Nowhere to Turn (Hidden Identity #2, 4 stars), No Place to Hide (Hidden Identity #3, 4 stars), and Blackout (Sins of the Past novella collection, 5 stars).

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of two ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Wow this book sounds really good!!!!
    I will have to check this out more and add it to my wish list!

    Hey Becky!!!!!
    Guess who I am seeing in concert on Sept 24th!!!???

    TobyMac!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! Can't wait!
    He's coming to the Bloomsburg fair in PA, near me.

    1. That's so fantastic! (I'm a bit jealous, I must admit!) Have fun!!!!

    2. I have been listening to him everyday - preparing! LOL
      I will have to come back and let you know how it was. But of course, we know it'll be awesome!

    3. Yes, it will be awesome! Please do come back and tell me about it :-)


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