Tuesday, February 14, 2012
As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.
Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension readers have come to expect from Lynette Eason, "When the Smoke Clears" is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.
My Thoughts: Alexia is told to leave by her mother when she graduates from high school so she does. She becomes a fire jumper, and is doing her job when she is nearly killed. She is going back in to a fire to save a child and her air tank is low and she doesn't obey her captain and she is put on suspension. The same day that happens she receives an invitation to her high school reunion and that is the last place she wants to go. Too many ghosts from her past. After speaking to a friend from home she decides to go. No sooner does she arrive at her mother's home she finds a dead body in her mother's basement, and someone is out to kill her. The detective on the case is none other than her high school crush Hunter and come to find out he liked her too, however his partner doesn't like Alexia at all!
The suspense and tension in this book kept me up late reading and had me wondering who in the world wanted to kill Alexia and why? This will make my top list for the year!