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

September 12, 2016

Title: Sins of the Past
Authors: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, & Lynette Eason
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1797-5
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Secrets and Lies. Danger That Will Never Go Away.
Join Three Beloved Masters of Romantic Suspense for Novellas Where the Past Will Not Stay Buried.

Dee Henderson - "Missing"A Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing from her retirement community. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two soon launch into a race against the clock when they realize something dark may lie at the heart of the disappearance.

Dani Pettrey - "Shadowed"Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian open water swimming competitor. Another swimmer, who'd been the dead woman's roommate years ago, is pulled into the search for answers as it grows more and more clear that something sinister is at play.

Lynette Eason - "Blackout"A young woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong finds herself at risk years later when the real culprit is up for parole. The loot taken that night has never been found and he believes she knows where it's hidden--only her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety?
I am a big fan of Dani Pettrey's stories. They are a wonderful mix of suspense, mystery, and romance. I have also read a couple of books by Lynette Eason and have really enjoyed them. Sadly, in all of my time reading, I haven't read anything by Dee Henderson till this book. I need to fix that now and look into her books!

The novella collection in Sins of the Past was a fantastic mix of authors. Dani Pettrey's story was a fantastic prequel of sorts to her Alaskan series. I loved the look back on the family, to two members of the family we never got to officially meet.

Dee Henderson's story was written so well. It didn't feel like a novella at all. It was the perfect short story. The idea of it all, I could see being plossible and the mystery kept me wondering till the revelation.

The final story by Lynette Eason closed out this book well. The suspense and mystery was so entertaining and the story just kept me hooked.

These three authors really are the top of their genre. If you haven't read any of these authors and have always wondered about them, this book would be a wonderful start. I'm fairly new to the contemporary suspense genre, and I loved being able to read these new stories and try a new to me author.

Too Read
4 out of 5

About the Authors:
Dee Henderson is the author of numerous novels, including Taken, Undetected, Unspoken, Full Disclosure, and the acclaimed O'Malley and Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois.
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Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others. 

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.
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Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching and Without Warning in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, 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.
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Thank you to the Author, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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