I am a huge Lynette Eason fan! I've loved every novel she has written and I get super excited when she has a new release. This has been a great series. Here in the Hidden Identity Series she brings us the third installment, No Place To Hide.
I invite you to check out my reviews for No One To Trust and Nowhere To Turn. You will want to read these in order. Yes, it's possible to read them as stand alone's, but reading them as a series will give you a more enjoyable read.
Lynette pens novels that capture the reader's imagination. She introduces us to characters that we care about and provides us with vivid detail to the surroundings. She gives enough information that's needed, but still allows room for the mind to ponder. I love that! They are characters we can relate to on a certain level. Many of us have wondered, where we would turn or if there was one we could truly trust. And here we see that these characters feel like there's no place to hide from what's chasing them. As Lynette so brilliantly weaves this story we see that there is always a place to hide in the One who loves us mightily.
I'm seeing that with this series trust is a main theme. Okay, can you imagine being on the run and not really understanding why? One of the main characters, Jackie Sellers, finds that a childhood friend is in need. She's in the position to help him, but is he being honest? Is he telling her everything she needs to know? In other words, can she trust him? She jumps in and gives aid only to find herself now in danger.
Let's flip it now to the next main character, Ian Lockwood, is on the run. He's being accused of a crime, and trying to find his way out. Out of no where comes Jackie. The girl he has loved forever. She's willing to help, but can he trust her to help and not turn him over to the police? He takes a chance and together they find themselves in circumstances neither could have imagined.
Here we have a novel about friendship and just what will one do for their friend. Jackie is ready and willing to help her friend no matter the cost. That's a great friend to have along side when trouble comes. Both of these characters have secrets. They have been out of touch for many years and much has happened to each of them. It's as though their friendship just picked up where they had left it years ago.
We see many different ways in which love is given and trust is received. I love how Lynette entwines each novel with faith at the center. In this case the main character has walked away from God. She knows God. Has a relationship with Him, but things are complicated. She's a bit angry at Him. But through the twists and turns of this novel we see her reach for a new kind of relationship with Him. One that's built on trust. A no matter what kind of faith.
This novel was a gift from Revell for sharing my review with you.
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series and the Deadly Reunions series, as well as No One to Trust and Nowhere to Turn. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College, and she lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.