Lynette Eason's Deadly Reunions series continues with book 2, "When A Heart Stops," and once you start reading this book you are not going to be able to put it down!Serena works as a Medical Examiner and she is used to dead bodies and having to study them; however suddenly the bodies she is working with and the individuals deaths are becoming way too personal for her as they are people she graduated from high school with. While the deaths are similar to a serial killer's actions years ago, the killer is still locked up; will they make connections soon enough? Also, Serena has someone following her and breaking into her home and only she knows why. Serena, Alexia and Jillian were best friends in high school and there ten year high school reunion is quickly approaching and Jillian is planning to return for this after suddenly disappearing on graduation night. However, prior to her arrival she has sent a package to Serena with instructions not to open it until she hears she has been killed. For some reason, someone wants this package and Serena is not willing to give in to her fears, even when her life is on the line.
This book is so well-written, it moves at a fast pace and the characters are so real. Serena and Alexia have no idea why Jillian vanished ten years ago, but they know that she was afraid, and they would both like to know the cause of her disapperance and also to see her again. Alexia and Dominic have been patching up their relationship and are searching for their father as well as trying to come to terms with their mother having a serious boyfriend. Serena is living her own life and immersed in her work and is determined to not have a relationship with a man whom has characteristics of her father's, such as controlling and so involved in his work that that comes first. Serena had a crusch on Dominic while growing up, and while there are similarities to her father, he may just be the one for Serena. I cannot wait for the next book to come out as it is time for Jillian's arrival back in town, the secrets of the package and her disapperance to be revealed and the connection of all of this with the upcoming election. A high suspense romance that you do not want to miss out on!
“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”