Sins of the Past

Sins of the Past❰KINDLE❯ ❄ Sins of the Past Author Dee Henderson – Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors 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 her disap Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors 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 her disappearance is no accident and a race against the clock begins Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with Shadowed introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan Adventure romance and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an Sins of eBook â open water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector Lynette Eason's Blackout delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong The loot has never been found but her memory of that night has always been unreliable Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her. Missing by Dee Henderson 3 StarsThis one started off uite well and really pulled me into the story And while it definitely is better than the last couple of novels I've read by this author and the basic storyline was interesting it's still only a 3 star read for me I don't know which of us changed but I find that I simply don't enjoy this author's writing style as much as I used to This novella is still a good read though Shadowed by Dani Pettrey 4 StarsWell This one certainly drops you right into the middle of the story And then the first chapter comes along and takes you back to the beginning so you can understand of what's going on With mystery suspense and romance this one kept my attention from beginning to end and is probably my favorite of the threeAnd we get another McKenna story Yay D Libby Four or maybe five a handful Ben We have five adventurous kids who take after us and we're definitely going to have our hands fullBlackout by Lynette Eason 4 StarsA couple of my favorite things about this book were the flashbacks and the relationship background The flashbacks feed you information in a smooth sort of way I could see them clearly with my mind's eye and I liked that And the relationship background gave the couple a basis of trust and friendship that helped them work together and made a relationship between them an easy transition rather than a sudden Oh my gosh you're gorgeous and I'm in love with you sort of thing I always like that in a story ;Overall I really enjoyed these stories and the fact that they are wholly unrelated to each other The writing was great the suspense was gripping and the endings were satisfying I likely only would have enjoyed them had they been full length novels ; I received a free copy of this book through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed are my own Three romantic suspense authors join together to delight readers with a suspense novella collectionMissing by Dee Henderson John Graham is the police chief in Cheyenne Wyoming When he receives word that his elderly mother is missing he returns to Chicago Together with the lieutenant in charge of the case John begins to realize that maybe something from his past may have triggered his mother's disappearanceMy Thoughts This one started off really good I liked the dynamics between Sharon and John I loved how they'd follow the clues But then out of nowhere the author threw in something that turned it in a completely different direction Until then I was really enjoying the story My rating 3 starsShadowed by Dani Pettrey Ben McKenna is a simple Alaskan fisherman who takes tourists out on his fishing boat When competitive swimmer Libby Jennings shows up in the rain for a whale watching tour neither she or Ben expect to be drawn into a web of deceit and situations involving than just the body they found My Thoughts I loved this story I loved getting to meet the parents of the McKenna siblings from the Alaskan Courage series Like all of Dani's books this story was a thrill ride from start to finish This was my favorite of the three novellas My rating 5 starsBlackout by Lynette Eason A young woman Macey has been having blackouts over the past several years that are linked back to when she was an unintended part of a burglary gone wrong When neighbor Chad hears her scream one evening he rushes over Together Chad and Macey begin a race against time to see who is trying to kill her Is it all tied into her past?My Thoughts This was another one that I really enjoyed I loved how uickly it moved I was glad that my suspicions were proved wrong It kept me on the edge of my seat My rating 4 starsOverall Thoughts This novella collection is overall really good It's fun to pick a collection of novellas and have them being romantic suspense Fans of these authors will enjoy this bookI received this book for free from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing My thoughts and opinions are my ownRecommended to fans of Dee Henderson Dani Pettrey Lynette Eason Irene Hannon romantic suspenseOverall rating 4 stars Excellent It's hard to go wrong with a book featuring three of my favorite suspense writers and I can also recommend it to those interested in giving these authors a try All three stories are a solid four and all three hard to stop reading before the end Here are links to my individual reviews This was a great romantic suspense collection I have really enjoyed Dani Pettrey’s and Lynette Eason’s suspense books in the past and this novella collection introduced me to the writing of Dee Henderson It is one of the reasons I enjoy novella collections There have been many times that I have found another author I like when their work is paired with those I already knowIn Missing by Dee Henderson I really enjoyed the way the author walked me through the process of trying to find John Graham’s mother It was interesting to see the clues as they unfolded and watch the way the case was handled I also thought that the gentle slow development of the romance between the two characters was realistic for the situationIn Shadowed by Dani Pettrey I loved getting to see how the McKenna parents Libby and Ben met It was definitely a surprise to find out what they had been through and to see where their children got their sense of adventure from I thought the author did a great job of building up the romantic tension between these two Another thing I really enjoyed was the references to things of the time period such as music clothing styles and brands that were popularIn Blackout by Lynette Eason I was terrified about the attempts on Macey’s life and mesmerized by the flashbacks she kept experiencing This was such a suspenseful story I loved the way the author gave us only little glimpses into the past a bit at a time making the big reveal at the end of the story even powerful The romantic tension was great in this novella as wellThis was such a fun collection to read I liked how each story did in fact tie back to something in the past In two of the stories there was a link to an event in the past In the other story the novella was actually set in the past It was a great tie in between the novellasI received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewYou can read this review on my blog at All of these stories are fast paced and full of suspense as the mysteries are worked out and solved I liked the first story and the way it showed the methodical work of the police and detectives leaving no stone unturned but having to prioritize certain leads before others Sharon the lead missing persons detective had a great rapport with John the sheriff whose mother has gone missing and I liked the friendship that developed there The romance angle was kind of out of the blue because they are both so pragmatic and the focus was so much on the case but friendship is always a good place to start ;I was so excited to read the second story since I'm a fan of the author's Alaskan Courage series It was cool to get to know Ben and Libby and see how they met as young adults It is set during the Cold War and the politics with the Russians and espionage made for high tension as the murder is investigated I would have liked on the relationship and romance but it was still a great story and had a full plotThe last story Blackout had one of my favorite suspense tropes amnesia of the victim For me it automatically ramps up the anticipation and anxiety while the holes are being filled and not knowing where or when the danger will strike A great conclusion to the collectionI received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own Three of my favourite romantic suspense authors all in one book?? Sign me up Sins of the Past is a collection of three romantic suspense novellas All three stories are based on something that has happened in the past impacting current events and they bring together plenty of action suspense and romance Missing Dee HendersonMissing is a wonderfully insightful and exciting look at working a missing persons case one that is very personal Police chief John Graham's mother has been reported missing He teams up with Lieutenant Sharon Noble to help locate her It's a frustrating and emotional time for John but he enjoys working with the enigmatic Sharon The focus of this story is definitely the case Details interviews clues and time lines it's like being dropped into the middle of an active crime scene and it's very interesting As always with Dee's writing it is also very enjoyable to read This is the first time I have read a novella by Dee and was pleased by the balance in timing and the mix of family crime solving and romance is also perfect The story never felt rushed or cut short The romance develops slowly and sweetly with the delicate hand that Dee Henderson always turns to her love stories Very enjoyableShadowed Dani PettreyIn Shadowed readers get to meet the parents of the McKenna group Ben and Libby and uncover the story of how they first met Those who have read Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series will know these two become the parents of the McKenna children who star as our heroines and heroes of that series It's fun to go back and see where their story starts And just like any book in the McKenna series Shadowed is full of action and plenty of twists that just keep coming especially when you think things have resolved You can see where the McKenna clan get their tenacity deep curiosity and love of investigating It's a fun novella lots of suspense great positioning in the era and setting and sweet romance Blackout Lynette Eason Blackout starts off terrifying don't start this one at night and continues with plenty of action Macey was unwittingly involved in a crime when she was a teenager but never fully retained her memories of what happened Now someone is out to make sure she dies before she does remember Breaking into her house is just the beginning Macey's neighbour police detective Chad is on scene when Macey's house is broken in to It gives him the opening to help Macey begin an investigation into her past and find who is hunting her now and maybe even convince Macey to finally give them a chance as a couple Things are a little rushed to fit the timeline of this story prints and lab results are conveniently returned very uickly and the action happens uickly I didn't connect with Macey but Chad is charming Blackout is not as good as some of Lynette Eason's full length books but still an enjoyable read The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Find reviews on my blog Madison's Library by Andrea Renee CoxWhat's better than one suspense novel?ThreeTwo of the stories in Sins of the Past drew me in and kept me guessing until the very end The authors expertly used hooks the element of surprise and pacing to their advantage and delivered entertaining tales of redemption and mysteryI especially enjoyed the Cold War setting of Dani Pettrey's Shadowed I think this might be the first book since The Bourne Identity that I've read that took place in that era and I was pleased with the story line Ms Pettrey was a new author for me and I must say I was delighted with her writing ability I usually try two or three books from authors before forming a permanent opinion but she's started off on a good foot with meLynette Eason's Blackout brought a slightly different style than I'm used to from her in that she used flashbacks fairly often With the partial amnesia the lead character struggled with this techniue worked beautifully As always she crafted memorable characters and crimes and twists I stayed up way too late to finish this one because I couldn't go to sleep with the crime nearly but not yet solved Yes she did that to me Again And I love her for itThe story that fell short for me was Dee Henderson's Missing It was extremely dialogue heavy with little action and I expect suspense books to contain a ton of action especially from an author who had mastered this in her O'Malley Chronicles and Uncommon Heroes series The story was too stilted and controlled not free flowing; each character carefully thought out every word before they said it because they already knew what other characters could and couldn't handle or deal with Life isn't that neat and tidy People don't know what other folks can and can't handle nor how they'll react to things I want to see reality in Ms Henderson's stories like her first two series contained I'm not sure why there's been such a departure from her original author's voice but it's obvious to me that her style is vastly different now; it seems like the two phases of her career have been penned by two different authors I keep trying her newest books hoping she'll find a happy middle ground or something but each time I close the book with disappointment and a dying hope for the next oneOverall Sins of the Past earned four stars from me because two out of the three stories were excellent and I was happy to see that the third one had a premise I had not seen before This books would be a great gift for suspense lovers and crime drama fansThis is my unbiased honest review Sins of the Past was a good novella collection My individual ratings for the novellas are 3 stars for Dee Henderson's 5 stars for Dani Pettrey's and 4 stars for Lynette Eason's While I enjoyed them all I thought Dee Henderson's was a bit rushed to me and that made it less enjoyable than the others not totally bad thoughI absolutely loved Dani Pettrey's story If you have read her Alaskan Courage series this novella was about their parents and how they met It was very fun and suspensefuljust all around a great storyAll in all I recommend Sins of the Past if you like inspiration suspense The mysteries were good and there were definitely suspenseful moments throughout A very nice readI received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review As always all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own sometimes when I read a collection of novellas I just get annoyed with how short they are and how lame the theme is that was certainly not the case this time each novella was uniuely excellent and all three really worked the sins of the past theme in perfectly I love all three of these authors and enjoyed another glimpse into their writing styles Dee Henderson is my all time favorite but in this collection Dani Pettrey's was my favorite because I got to meet the parents behind the Alaska series if you like Henderson Pettrey or Eason I really cannot recommend this collection enough Sins of the Past is a collection of three novellas by Dee Henderson Dani Pettrey and Lynnette Eason Can you ask for a better collection of authors for romantic suspense??? Missing with have you holding your breath One of your worst fears; you mother is missing John who is a sheriff in Wyoming receives the call that his mother is missing He feels the guilt of wondering if it is one of his enemies from his days of working undercover in Chicago You just melt at the relationship you experience between John and his mother and his concern for her It is so heartwarming Sharon Nobles is the lead investigator If you read Traces of Guilt she is mentioned as the lead in the new team to work cold cases of missing persons I liked her immediately She is in charge in a subtle way In true Dee Henderson fashion you are not sure how this will turn out especially when half way through the book it takes a major turn Suspense at its best Fans of Dani’s Alaskan series will be thrilled to read Shadowed which is the story of how the parents of the McKenna family met and fell in love Ben is a fisherman with an interesting back story that I will not spoil for you who finds a dead body that happens to be one of the competitive swimmers Libby who is also a competitive swimmer happens to be with him at the time They try to solve the mystery of the swimmers death who may actually be a Russian defector Elliot one of the secondary characters was very interesting with his mysterious past I really liked Ben and liked Libby even though she was obnoxious a couple of times wanting to make sure she was included in the mystery Lynette delivers high octane suspense in Blackout Macey cannot remember what happened during a robbery gone wrong years ago As one of the culprits is released on parole he comes to find her because he wants her to remember The loot has never been found and he thinks she knows where it is Chad is her next door neighbor for the last two years and happens to be a detective He wants to help protect her You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate level of sex violence language and drugalcohol use in books

Sins of the Past eBook ✓ Sins of  eBook â
  • Paperback
  • 380 pages
  • Sins of the Past
  • Dee Henderson
  • English
  • 09 July 2016
  • 9780764217975