A Killer among Us (Women of Justice Series #3)

A Killer among Us (Women of Justice Series #3)

by Lynette Eason

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Overview

Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. The new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he's hunting one of them too.

With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of sweet romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason. It will keep readers up late as they race to discover the killer--and whether Kit and Noah will live to tell about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441232618
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Women of Justice Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 154,939
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the author of Too Close to Home, Don't Look Back, and three other romantic suspense novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. A homeschooling mother of two, she has a master's degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor and Called to Protect, as well as the Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

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Killer Among Us 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough good about this series. I really would love if Lynette Eason would decide to add another book or two...or three. I have read several of this author's books, and she has a wonderful writing style. The character development always unfolds perfectly, the suspense fantastic, just the right amount of Christian flavor to be inspiring (but wouldn't turn off a reader who may not get into that aspect), always a page turner and a story that makes you feel as though you've stepped right into the book. Don't pass up this series...and check out some of Eason's other books too! You'll be glad you did!
inkwellreviews More than 1 year ago
Review from inkwellreviews.com (Christian book review site) This review is about all three books in the Woman of Justice Series. Instead of reviewing each individual book, I decided to review the series as a whole. Please leave a comment and tell me if you like this better. This series is fairly old and the first one that Lynette Eason put out. I think I can safely say that she has come a long way. While this series might have been a good competitor seven years ago, it just doesn’t stand a chance now. Christian fiction has definitely come a long way since then. This series follows three ladies as they fight crime in their own way. Samantha is an expert in computer forensics, Jamie is a forensic anthropologist and Kit is a hostage negotiator. They all have unique personalities and jobs which makes the stories new and exciting. Although, they are all about serial killers. Personally, I love a good serial killer book, but I know they aren’t for everyone. In my opinion, my favorite was Don’t Look Back, the second book. It had the most unique storyline and my favorite characters. My least favorite was A Killer Among Us, the third one. It was quite generic and boring. Also, in case you were wondering, you need to read the first one in order to read the second one. I don’t think you will be able to understand it very well if you skip or go out of order. Now to the good part- they are worth reading. As I said before, I like serial killer books, so I enjoyed these. Yes, the writing isn’t spectacular and the characters weren’t the best, but they’re worth trying. Basically, if you don’t have any other books you want to read or you are craving an eerie suspense book, then go for it. I would consider them a one-time read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best series of books I have read in a while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series.....kept me reading even though there was a lot of predictability throughout her stories.
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Women of Justice Book Three Lynette Eason 2011 Revell Fiction/Suspense/Romance Reviewed by Cindy Loven Kit Kenyon, is dealing with finding out that she was adopted, specifically finding out that she was a twin. She has met her sisters, and birth parents, even moved to their town. However the anger she feels toward her adoptive parents is costing her. Her relationship with her adoptive mother is suffering, her relationship God is suffering also. As a police officer, she has to stay focused. Being distracted can cost her, or her partner their lives, so she has to pull it all together, especially now that the case they are on is beginning to look like a serial killer is on the loose. Noah Lambert loves his job, but he is not happy with the choice of his new partner. He swore he never wanted to work with another woman partner after the last female partner was killed in the line of duty. Noah's faith is a huge part of his life and his job, and finding out that his new partner is struggling with her faith, is another distraction for Noah. Noah and Kit are on the case of the gavel killings. They also are dealing with someone shooting at them. Not only is there a crazed killer out there, it seems that someone is also targeting Noah and Kit, there must be no distractions. This book was my favorite in the Women of Justice series, having read and reviewed the first two, it was really great to see the familar characters of Jamie (Kit's twin sister) and Samantha and their spouses. The suspense in this book was edge of your seat reading and it will pull you in to the very end of the book. Lynette has wonderfully written this series and you will want to read all three of these books. Even though each book refers to the previous story, you will not be totally lost if you missed one of them. 343 pages US $14.99 5 stars. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. Available May 2011 from your favorite seller of Revell books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
The final novel in the Women of Justice series, A Killer Among Us pulls out all the stops. Author Lynette Eason gives readers a book crafted with so many twists and turns they will guessing all the way to the end! With a touch of romance and lots of suspense Eason's latest novel gets right to the heart of the matter, pitting a hostage negotiator and a seasoned officer against a maniacal serial killer. Eason fans will be sad to see the series end, but it certainly goes out with a bang!Many readers will be sad to see the end of the Women of Justice series. Lynette Eason has a remarkable way of making the reader become invested in her characters. But, I'm sure they will looking forward to what comes next from Eason. She has the ability to write romantic suspense without all the blood and guts and still add in a Christian message. Blending the romantic suspense genre with issues of faith is not an easy task, but Eason does it with style. In her latest book, she takes on a serial killer bent on his own form of justice. Eason's knack for creating compelling characters reaches all the way to the villain in this book. Readers will find it almost chilling being inside the head of the killer as he plots his next move. It is a riveting and heart-pounding novel that provides so many twists and turns that the reader will have to be on their toes if they want to figure out the killers next move. I loved the way Eason told the story not only from the point of view of the hero and heroine but also from the killers POV as well. It changed the entire dynamic of the book. There were several things going on in this novel besides the main plot line involving the murders. Kit is dealing with some serious issues in her family life. She has recently discovered she was adopted and has moved in order to be closer to this new family. But, it is definitely not without it's challenges. Kit is a strong woman, a hostage negotiator and feels that she has a handle on things. But this new family dynamic throws her for a loop. I enjoyed the way Eason showed Kit's vulnerability as she settles into a new rhythm in her life. She learns a hard fought lesson when she realizes that even when we sometimes forget about God, he doesn't forget us. Noah on the other hand thought he had everything figured out. He is a good detective. A godly man, who is loyal and just. His problems stem from losing his last female partner. When you feel like something is your fault or happened because of something you did, it's hard to forget. Noah deals with this situation throughout the book and learns that it's almost as important to forgive yourself as it is to forgive others. I thought Eason did a spectacular job of getting her message across with these two characters while not beating the reader over the head with it. It felt natural and understandable and I think readers will appreciate the subtlety. I would recommend this book, to romantic suspense fans. It may be a little short on the romance, but it's definitely there as Kit and Noah find an attraction between them that is hard to deny. This book will also appeal to fans of fast paced thrillers and even mystery readers as well. It isn't a long complicated book an can be read in a couple of sittings, if not straight through. It will definitely keep your attention and have you biting your nails.
Adayriddle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A top notch hostage negotiator with secret hurts, Kit Kenyon is a determined and driven individual with a heart to help others. Soft spoken, kind-hearted Noah Lambert is out to change the world one person at a time while working as a detective. As new partners they barely have time to get to know one another before a gruesome crime is committed requiring their attention.This turns out to be more than a random murder when more law students are found murdered and mutilated. In the heat of the search Kit and Noah are target by the killer. Spending every waking hour working on this case Kit and Noah soon find that there is more to their relationship than that of just partners. Secretly Noah is praying for Kit's heart to be changed by God because he cares for her. All the while Kit is trying to hang on to the anger against her adoptive mother so that she does not feel guilty about starting a relationship with her two sisters and birth parents. As they uncover new evidence and more bodies turn up they find themselves in a web of danger. Just as they think they have it all figured out they find something new that just doesn't quite fit. Honestly - I was so tempted to turn to the last page and see who the killer really was. There were so many twists and turns that I did not fit the pieces together until close to the end.This is an excellent book.Available where Revell books are sold.Thank you Revell for this review copy
mrsjason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kit's job as a negotiator is one that I could not do. The way she is able to keep calm while someone is in state of unsureness and could kill everyone nearby is pretty amazing. You don't really hear too much about negotiators in the news. However after reading this book I am in awe of their ability to stay calm and reason with an unstable person while putting themselves in extreme danger. She does this several times throughout the book including one scenario that could possible kill her own self.Stories that always take the perspective from the serial killer POV simultaneously creep me out and fascinate me. The killer in this book had major issues about the role of the family which led to the reasons of why he killed his victims. One trait of a psychopath killer that I've found in numerous books is that if it is male, he giggles. Now most men don't giggle when they laugh, so when a guy giggles and there's killing, at least in books he's not all there. I will admit I was in the dark as to who the killer was so I looked in the back. If I hadn't, I would have been clueless until the reveal so in that case, Eason does this very well.As I had stated after reading the previous book in the series, I had found the secret from the Cash family to be a little too dramatic. It had come out of the nowhere, the revelation of Kit's background and it honestly felt that she was only being introduced in this way so there could be a third book in this series. That being said, the downside to this book was that a lot of those issues feel like they are never really resolved. It's explained why it all happened but Kit never grows a good relationship with her birth mother and she's still harboring resentment towards her adoptive mother. She gets along better with her sisters but the relationship with her father is pretty much nonexistent. Even though she comes to realize how lucky she is to have two sets of family, I didn't feel as if a true relationship between everyone really existed by the end of the book.Other than this, I enjoyed the story. Kit and Noah have good chemistry together as both partners and a growing relationship. Though I really wonder how many detectives actually have a romantic relationship together and how many actually stay as partners afterward. I'm sad to see the series ending as I feel that Eason blends well the romance with high quality suspense that doesn't stay all neat and tidy. I'll be looking forward to her next series.
ReviewsbyMolly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For those of you who know me you'll know that one of my favorite genres in Suspense. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And, I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Women of Justice series and Lynette Eason's absolutely FANTASTIC writing skills. She instantly pulls me in to each book and wraps me up in the pages. Each page turn brings more exciting, fast paced suspense. She combines the perfect amount of suspense and romance with the perfect amount of complexity and intensity, and dishes us the best installment of the W of J series yet! Of course, this story is Kit and Noah's. Lynette does a great job of incorporating ALL the characters into each and every book. Kit and Noah's story is so much more complicated and intense than the first two books, as Kit and Noah become the target of a serial killer. As Noah and Kit hunt for the killer and rack up the clues, the breath taking suspense kept piling up. So many times, I found myself on the edge of my seat. The whirlpool of an amazing plot line kept Noah and Kit in a race against time, as they fought the incredible aspects of mystery and hunted for a mad man on a killing spree. Who will be next? That's a question that only Lynette's characters can answer. They are FANTABULOUS. She creates them with a unique passion and I find myself, each time, BECOMING the character. I feel myself in the rush of searching for answers, relying on God to help me along the away. INTENSE!!! I most definitely recommend this. It's by far, THE best Lynette Eason book to date. Worthy of 5 stars and so much more, this is going to the TOP of my favorite action filled, white knuckled Christian suspense list. This novel is PERFECT for an all night read....you will be catapulted to the middle of incredible mystery that doesn't let you go until the very last word. Definitely great stuff for those insomniacs who can't sleep. I was up until 4 am turning page after page.......after page......after page. I can't WAIT until the next amazing novel like this from Lynette Eason
Sneezybee23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One-by-one law students are dying. Hostage negiotiator Kit Kenyon and her partner, Detective Noah Lambert, must hunt the serial killer known only as The Judge. With a few pieces of confusing evidence as their leads in the case, Kit and Noah struggle to stay safe when they become The Judge's next targets. Kit and Noah are targeted for two completely different purposes, but as they devote time and energy to finding the person behind the killings, they discover there is more than a common goal between them. Grisly murders, recently discovered family issues, and her attractive partner keep Kit's mind occupied. Will they find The Judge before he finds them? Can she ever forgive her mother for the past? And will both of them live long enough to consider more than a working relationship?I enjoyed A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason. The plot's pace was perfect ¿ not crazy fast, but not boringly slow. As the evidence grew, so did the twists of the plot and the sense of suspense. The characters were well-written, especially Noah Lambert. He managed to be the hero that is often prevalent in Christian fiction, but not in a preachy or stereotypical way. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of romance in the book. Most crime fiction I've read has a only a hint of romance. A Killer Among Us, while not an over-the-top romance, had lovely little romantic moments that led to a beautiful ending. A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason is quite descriptive and therefore more poignant than other comparable Christian suspense books. I actually got creeped out during some of the scenes involving The Judge. Because of that, I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of fifteen. However, if you can handle some gruesome details and a few minutes in the mind of a deranged serial killer, you will probably enjoy this crime suspense novel. Despite the creepiness, I would read it again.Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller, from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers as part of their Blogger Review 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."
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iblog4books More than 1 year ago
After reading Samantha and Jamie Cash's stories in the first two books of this series, I wasn't sure where this book would take us. Eason definitely delivered a great story with some interesting twists! Another fast-paced, suspense-filled, romantic story was hard to put down, and I was sad to see this series end! [4.5 stars]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is very very good I couldn't put it down.
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