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The Lawman Returns (Wrangler's Corner #1)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  118 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews

Deputy Clay Starke has come home to Wrangler's Corner for one reason only: to solve his brother's murder. Denied the official resources that will help him unravel the case, Clay is forced to rely on his wits—and on the help of beautiful social worker Sabrina Mayfield. But Sabrina's willingness to assist him soon draws her into the troubles of Clay's pa
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2014)
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Andrea Cox
by Andrea Renee Cox

If you're a fan of romantic suspense, you will enjoy The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason. Filled with twists, surprises, mystery, and broken family ties that need mending, it's sure to keep you flipping pages until you discover whodunit.

As always, Lynette drops you right into the action, eases up the fast pace just long enough for you to catch your breath, and then takes you by surprise all over again. She's really a master craftswoman, and if I ever attempt to write romantic
Cathy Daniel
May 25, 2015 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Lynette Eason books so far!
Social worker Sabrina Mayfield is concerned for one of her teenage clients, who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a wallet that belonged to Steven Starke, who was murdered four weeks ago. Clay Starke has returned to Wranger’s Corner as the new Sheriff’s deputy, replacing his brother, and hoping to find some clues to his brother’s murder. He isn’t expecting to find himself attracted to the lovely Sabrina, who he remembers from his high school days.

For her part, Sabrina i
Tory Michaels
Oct 15, 2014 Tory Michaels rated it really liked it
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Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book. I didn't think beyond the current plot (as to who might actually be running the show), but once a particular event had, it became pretty clear who the ultimate villain was. Thankfully, the villain got their just desserts.

Now, onto the characters. Clay - pretty decent guy, even though he's carrying around some major guilt for not coming back to town sooner and blaming himself for his brother's death. He stretches t
Alima Livzletlivz
Oct 09, 2014 Alima Livzletlivz rated it liked it
This is my first read of Lynette Eason, and her new book “The Lawman Returns”, may not be her very best. I’ve gone through her books and she’s got books with reviews over a 1000 for some. So the jury is still out there, from my side.
The Lawman Returns is set in Wrangler’s Corner, a small town in Tennessee.

Clarke Starke returns to his hometown as a Deputy and is hell bent on getting to the bottom of mystery surrounding his brother’s death, who was a deputy. Sabrina Mayfield is a social worker, tr
Ashley Dawn
Aug 22, 2014 Ashley Dawn rated it it was amazing
Completely enjoyed this one! Sabrina has to help the child that calls her for help, but she doesn't realize exactly what trouble she is running straight into. Clay has come home and taken over his brother's place in the police department. The main reason he is home is to solve his brother's murder and Sabrina is more than ready to help him. Now, Clay is more determined than ever to find his brother's murderer, but with Sabrina in a killer's crosshairs, their trouble may be more than they imagine ...more
Oct 21, 2014 Lori rated it it was amazing
This review first appeared on my blog

Like: The pace.
Dislike: Nothing.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, 100% recommend this book, I really liked the pacing, it wasn't too fast, but it also didn't drag. I love that the author was able to keep me entertained until the very end, sometimes when reading I get bored and distracted, but I didn't experience that at all with this book.

This was the first book I've read from Lynette Eason, so I wasn't really sure what to ex
Aug 10, 2014 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
THE LAWMAN RETURNS by Lynette Eason by all rights should receive a 10 star rating! I have read a number of her suspense books and I believe this one is her best yet! With promises of more to come! Even though this is number one of the "Wrangler's Corner" series, it is a great stand alone novel as well. Her characters, Deputy Clay Starke and social worker, Sabrina Mayfield, are very colorful and likable, who go from one nail-biting, hair-raising, event after another, with a very surprise, but won ...more
Hazel Robinson
Nov 16, 2014 Hazel Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Lynette Eason is one of my favorite suspense Christian writers. When I see her name as the author I just grab the book. This is the story of two wounded people Clay and Sabrina. Clay as a youth had been blamed for a fire that left a young man scarred has returned to Wrangler's Corner a detective from Nashville. Sabrina is a social worker
whose was bullied when she was young because of the actions of her mother. They are both trying to find out who killed Clay's brother Steven.Wonderful
Nov 29, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
When is the next story coming out? I read this in one day. I couldn't put it down! The suspense had me on the edge of my seat, or at least holding my breath, waiting for the next page, the next paragraph.

Sabrina is beautiful. Her heart of compassion for others is beyond precious. Her desire to be accepted for who SHE is and to be loved was endearing to me. Her estrangement with her mother drew my empathy in more ways than I care to count.

Clay? His guilt eats at him, yet his care of Sabrina and
Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Apr 18, 2016 Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all romantic suspense and mystery lovers
The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason starts a new series and I was attracted towards it because of the blurb.

The story plunges the reader straightaway in suspense and mystery and had me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout.

The hero is home to solve the murder of his brother and seeks the help of a social worker who was also his brother's friend. Soon it becomes evident that they are dealing with some dangerous people and their lives are in danger.

I enjoyed the multi-layered mystery that con
Sep 23, 2014 Rhonda rated it really liked it
4 stars

The Lawman returns was a good suspense story. Though I had guessed early about who the boss was. The rest kept me guessing.
I liked the characters. Lots of drama, action, and family.

Clay Starke has come back to town after his brother Steven was murdered. He even took the job Steven had. No one new who had killed him. Clay comes from a big family.

Sabrina Mayfield is a social worker who cares about the kids. Someone is trying to kill her. Steven was a good friend of hers.

Clay and Sabrina are
Oct 24, 2014 Kav rated it it was amazing
Page-turning suspense at its very best. My heart rate accelerated the second I started reading. Eason knows how to lure a reader in and keep her hooked until the very last page. A complex plot kept me on my toes. Loved the balance between mystery and suspense. I was trying to figure out clues right along with Sabrina and Clay -- while anxiously looking over my shoulder in mounting fear. Spine tingling good.

My thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a review copy of this book.
Alison McMahan
Jan 29, 2015 Alison McMahan rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. The opening was especially well done, I didn't want to put the book down. These felt like real people with real world problems.
The social worker's perspective was especially well delineated, and I really felt for each of the kids in the story.
I was suprised to discover who the villain of the piece was and didn't quite believe it, a low note after a very enjoyable story.
Dianne Sidebottom
Oct 24, 2014 Dianne Sidebottom rated it really liked it
what a reception back to town. Kids missing n bullets flying. A small town n people are acquainted in the community. Plus stories/rumours still filter down from ages past enough to cause damaged to people lives. Secrets that come to pass in the story as the drama unfolds. The Christmas barbeque has those that need protecting n those that are doing the hunting.... hair raising time.
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
This was a good suspense story. It will keep you guessing and turning the pages until the end. It's full of drama, action, and family dynamics. The characters are great and very likeable. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series, great start to a new series.

I was given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Clare O'Beara
Sep 14, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
This wintry story is set in Tennessee, and we meet a social worker, a deputy, and a criminal element.

There's a meth lab in the ratty trailer where the lady social worker finds two small children, and she and her deputy escort are immediately in danger. From this situation we move on to family feuds, small town gossip and a lurking menace.

The overall story is a good read, but I was dubious about the wisdom of holding an outdoor barbecue party near Christmas on the outskirts of town, with snow f
John Hanscom
Sep 20, 2014 John Hanscom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe a little less, due to a deus ex machine ending, but still much better than average. They must have new editors. The last three books have broken away from "the formula," and the woman are now being allowed to be stronger protagonists. I hope this continues.
Phyllis White
Apr 25, 2016 Phyllis White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book!

I love all of Lynette Eason's books! They are filled with lots of twists and turns, great characters, and an awesome message of God's love, mercy,Grace and hope!
Dec 03, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
Sincerely surprised by the ending of this story. Good book, would recommend to friends.
Jan 02, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing
loved the story line and how they work together
Sophie Hart
very easy read and a lot of suspense
Oct 28, 2015 Jenn rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and full of suspense
Harlequin Books
"Veteran Love Inspired Suspense author Eason returns with an evenly balanced tale of mystery and romance. Sabrina’s character illustrates the fact that even though perfection is impossible, God still loves us" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).

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Apr 15, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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I always love a great Lynette Eason story. I have to admit when I first started this story, I wasn't sure about it. That was before I read the first page and was captivated all the way through. Yes, this was another awesome story from Lynette Eason.
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Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husba ...more
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