Book Review: Chasing Secrets

24 May

Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she’s made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her–and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he’s not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.

In a sweeping plot that takes them into long-buried memories — and the depths of the heart — Haley and Steven will have to solve the mystery of Haley’s past while dodging bullets, bombs, and bad guys who just won’t quit.


Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.


My Impressions:

The Elite Guardians series by Lynette Eason has been a reading rollercoaster ride, and Chasing Secrets, the final installment, ups the heart-racing experience. Threats come from every direction keeping the characters off-kilter as does the romance that the two mains were never expecting. This one is a treat for fans of romantic suspense.

Haley Callaghan, the red-headed Irish-born member of the Elite Guardians, takes center stage. If you like tough, no-nonsence, take charge characters, Haley is the woman for you. But Haley has a soft side for the vulnerable, making this formidable bodyguard the perfect champion for the children she comes across. Detective Steven Rothwell is soon intrigued by and attracted to Haley, and together they face danger with determination. They make a great team in their investigation and in their relationship. Romance fans won’t be disappointed by that element to the novel. The story is composed of a number of seemingly unrelated crimes. Eason does a great job of keeping the reader guessing which direction the book is heading. Haley and Steven are both believers, but they struggle just like the rest of us. Themes of forgiveness, betrayal, and trust in God run throughout the book naturally; no preachiness here.

Emotional and action-packed, Chasing Secrets is a page-turner. I read this one in record time and was a bit sad that it and the series was finished. Chasing Secrets can be read as a standalone, but if you haven’t yet read any of the previous books, I suggest you get all four and plan a binge-read on the beach, porch, or poolside. You’ll be glad you did!


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Revell and LibraryThing’s Early Reader program for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

2 Responses to “Book Review: Chasing Secrets”

  1. Paula Shreckhise May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

    I will read anything by Lynette! I have read the first one in this series, now to get them all and binge read as you suggested.

    • rbclibrary May 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      I’m glad I finished this series finally because book 2 in her newest series is out in a couple of months. I don’t want to get behind again.

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