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Don't Look Back (Women of Justice #2)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  2,160 Ratings  ·  142 Reviews
A lovely but broken forensic anthropologist confronts her fears in this spine-tingling romantic suspense.
ebook, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published January 1st 2010)
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With a suspect so twisted you feel like you are in an episode of Criminal Minds, and then with a forensic anthropologist as the main female character, you feel like you are in an episode of Bones :-). Both of these series are 2 of my favourites, so I definitely enjoyed the book.

Suspense wise I felt book 1 in the series kept me more on my seat and guessing till the end. Book 2, the suspense is great and what is happening to Jaime is scary and twisted (makes me look twice now), but I did guess the
Such a thrillingly creepy bad guy this has! Definitely reminiscent of a Criminal Minds villain. A couple of things took one star off my rating: a number of run-on sentences/comma splices/fragmented sentences (especially in conversation, where it would sound really awkward if someone spoke so), and my guessing who the villain was early on. And a few things remained unexplained, like how the guy ended up with an X-ray machine, or how they knew the victim numbers at the time they did.

Otherwise, an
I like Lynette Eason's books and storylines, and this book is no exception. But for me, her writing it just too graphic. I tended to skip around on this book because some of the descriptions were just too graphic. If those kinds of things don't bother you, then you will probably truly like this book. But if you prefer not to read those kinds of descriptions, I would be careful reading this book.
Jun 27, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a book! I was pulled into Jamie's story instantly and couldn't put the book down. With the way Lynette wrote, especially the Hero's parts, there were times I was creeped out! Careful about reading this late into the night, lol!

LOVED every minute I spent in this book!!!!!!!

Women of Justice series is one of my favorite law-enforcement suspense/thrillers I've read to date!
Lisa Canfield
May 09, 2016 Lisa Canfield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book may be triggering to those who have experienced sexual abuse.

That being said, it represented the aftermath of abuse very, very well. I was skeptical of how this subject would be handled, but the author did a fabulous job. As one who has experienced sexual abuse, I appreciated the accuracy of the portrayal. The same goes for how the mental abuse and mind games were represented. Jamie's anxiety, panic attacks, constant self-doubt, and trust issues hit very close to home with me. I myself
Caitlyn Santi
Jun 30, 2014 Caitlyn Santi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a re-read for me and I'm delighted to say that I loved it every bit as much this time around! I think Jamie and Dakota are two of my favorite of this author's characters, they are both just so awesome! The first time I read this book I flew through the pages because I didn't want to put it down, but this time I was able to take my time and savor the story! And even though I already knew what was going to happen the suspense is so good that it still managed to get my adrenaline pumping! ...more
Jan 09, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-challenges
I really enjoyed this book. The suspense was intense and I loved that Connor & Sam, from the first book of this series, were right there in the middle of things. I really liked how Jamie was scared, but didn't let her fear rule her. She consistently leaned on God for strength & courage. It was nice to read a book with a sensible heroine. She didn't go off half cocked throwing herself in danger, but used common sense & listened to her sister, Conner and Dakota. She showed compassion a ...more
Nov 01, 2010 Carman rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was fast-paced and I didn’t want to put it down. It definitely kept my attention as far as the plot and action went. As far as the romance department it wasn’t great, but romance isn’t the primary category/direction for this series, so I wasn’t expecting it to be really romantic.

However, there were some things that bothered me. Such as the fact that I was able to figure out who the “bad guy” was almost as soon as they introduced the person into the story. (But, in the very end there wa
May 23, 2011 Heath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't Look Back is a Fiction novel, with mystery, christian and romance. I loved the book and if you like any of the four i suggest you read it! I liked how the author leads you into the problems. The author bounces back and forth form killer to victim and to friend which is kinda crazy but I think it gets you wanting to read.

Jamie Cash is a survivor of a killer ,named the Hero, who abused her and almost beat her to death. Jamie wasn't supposed to survive but somehow did. Jamie is still recoveri
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
DON’T LOOK BACK, the second installment in the Woman of Justice series by Lynette Eason, is another riveting story that compels you to turn page after page.

Jamie Cash is a survivor. Twelve years ago, she was the victim of a psychopath who assaulted her, tortured her, and left her for dead. Strong willed and determined, Jamie has fought her way back from victim to success story. Now a forensic anthropologist, Jamie works with the medical examiner’s office to bring closure to cold cases, and speak
The Book Blogger (inside and in between)
What a thrilling read! Lynette Eason is an amazing writer who kept me hooked into the story. The plot itself is brilliant; it mixes all the elements every good suspense novel should have. Who is the killer? Will he get Jamie this time? I suspected who the attacker was but it still really freaked me out when I was right!

I had a real connection with the protagonist, Jamie. It was exciting to read her own story after meeting her in the first book of this series-'Too close to home'. The author reve
Jan 06, 2015 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
Review on Amazon:
Review on my blog (to be posted 2/27):

Don't Look Back was fantastic! I enjoyed it even more than book one, Too Close To Home, which I loved! The suspense was great and I found a lot of scenes very intense... I also got creeped out a little by things the killer did/said.

I loved getting to know Dakota and Jamie more. After having been introduced to them in Too Close To Home, I could hardly wait to re
Either better written or I was more tired. :) But another enjoyable read, although again, I wonder if the author was trying to surprise readers at all with the big reveal. It was obvious from the beginning. Still a fun read.
Mar 18, 2014 Trea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2014
Bones Meets Criminal Minds Meets Christian Fiction...Redux! The title of this review says it all! This was a great installment in the Women of Justice Series, where the main character is a lot like the lead character in Bones! I found it really interesting that the author would choose to blend the two so seamlessly together. I liked the "tender" romance aspect of the book, how the author built upon the feelings that were introduced in the first book of the series. It was well worth the money for ...more
Aug 20, 2015 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Good: Lynette Eason continues her hard-edged crime/CSI novel series with this intense read, full of suspense and plot twists, with even a dash of romance added in. If you read and enjoyed the first book in the series, you should definitely try out this one; it definitely amps things up. The ending leaves you breathless for the third book, which I will start reading later today.

The Bad: While not exactly "bad," the themes of abduction, murder of young women, and psychological insanity may hit
Marlene Thompson
Great book!

Great book!

Although I figured out who the "bad guy" was earlier on in the story, it held my interest until the end that had a surprise twist I didn't see coming. Enjoyed all the characters in the story & how they interacted with one another. Not real sure if the parents secret had enough detail of their past that put them to the current time period but it did open up for another book! Love how the sequels connect & really to find out what happens in book #3. Clean reading with
Mar 31, 2014 April rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I do believe Eason took it up a notch in Book 2. The novel grabbed my interest from the beginning and I really was enjoying it. However, around halfway through there were a couple of things in the story that just seemed really unrealistic that bugged me. There were things said between the characters at times that I also found to be a little bit overkill. Still, I found the romance and relationship between our two main characters to flow well and be believable. The suspense was once again the hig ...more
3.4 -- I enjoyed this, although (view spoiler) Were it not for those things, I would have given this a rating of 4 or high ...more
Oct 16, 2010 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Renee by: Donna @ Revell Books
First I have to say how much I enjoyed this story, right from the very first page I was hooked. Starting out at a crime scene with multiple human remains is sure to capture anyone's attention and it sure did catch mine. I really flew through this book just because I desperately wanted to know what happened next. The reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is because I figured out who the "bad guy" was very early on. (SPOILER-ISH: highlight to read) The other characters were just so nice and likable th ...more
Oct 18, 2010 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!

Yet another terrifying, edge-of-your-seat suspense from Lynette Eason! She has quickly made a permanent spot for herself on my Top 10 "must read authors" list. I just can't seem to get enough! I don't know how I'm gonna survive until book #3, A Killer Among Us, releases in May 2011. *SIGH*

Don't Look Back is Jamie Cash's story. We first met Jamie in her sister Samantha's story, Too Close To Home. I have to tell you right now, Jamie's story is a LOT more graphic, and down-right sickening, imo. I'm
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Oct 22, 2010 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: Revell
Do you ever read a book by an absolutely wonderful author and it feel utterly, fantastically real? I have....first with Lynette Eason's Too Close To Home and now with Don't Look Back. I love crime drama/romantic suspense, and the fact that Lynette Eason's are Christian ones, makes this (and book 1!) book that much better. Ms. Eason's words are gripping and her characters are loveable, and her action is instant, keeping me hooked until the end.

Don't Look Back picks up right where Too Close To Ho
Jun 06, 2012 Carissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reviews
first reviewed here

Title: Don’t Look Back
Author: Lynette Eason
Series: Women of Justice Book 2
Chapters: 37 plus epilogue
Genre: Christian Suspense with a hint of romance
Rating: 5 stars
Don’t Look Back is the second book in the woman of Justice series. Jamie Cash is a forensic anthropologist who survived a kidnapping and attempted murder has finally got her life back, and living for God. Dakota Richards is an FBI agent that is running from God even
Feb 10, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book! It was a great suspense, which is a bit rare these days. Most of them involve a bad guy who isn't really that scary. You can't really find a strong reason to fear him - even though he's bad and doing horrible things - the character hasn't been built well enough to put much stock into his "badness".

On the contrary THIS book was terrifyingly suspenseful! Wow! I did not want to put this book down (and I'm in the middle of mid-terms, so that's a bit unfortunate). All of the charac
Oct 11, 2010 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Two of the Women of Justice Series, finds us once again in the story of Jamie Cash. Jamie has started living life again outside of her home, where she hid out for years after being brutally raped and tortured and left for dead by a psychotic serial killer.

This story opens with two graves being found, Jamie is called in to examine as an anthropologist. She is horrified to find signs that these women were killed by the same man who tortured her. Is he back? Has "Hero" returned to finish what
Jan 12, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynette Eason's novel about a forensic anthropologist has a very similar feel to my favorite television crime shows. The story is scary and a bit creepy—everything I like in a thriller. The missing element is the little details that male thriller writers like to stick in, like the model of the weapon and other little cop factlets. However, Eason's extensive research and attention to detail regarding skeletons and torture was plenty enough to keep me turning pages.

And that's the story line. Jamie
Victor Gentile
Oct 23, 2010 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lynette Eason in her new book, "Don't Look Back" Book Two in her Women Of Justice series published by Revell takes us back to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The dictionary defines trauma as, "a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury." Jamie Cash, twelve years before, had been victim number three of a serial killer who had kidnapped her and did a large variety of unspeakable acts against her. Jamie is the only one of his victims to
Lynette Eason has done it again! From the first few pages of this book, I was hooked and catapulted into the story. I love books in series' with returning characters, so getting to know Jamie and Dakota in the first book, plus, having Sam and Connor present in this one, made this even better for me. Throw in a serial killer, suspense that is palpable and a growing romance and you've got a hit!

Similar to the first book in this series, I liked how the bad guy was someone close to the main characte
Karen & Gerard
"Don’t Look Back" by Lynette Eason is a marvelous Christian romance suspense novel. Jaimie, the main character, is an anthropologist. Her job was to put bones back together to find some way of identifying a person. Twelve years ago, she had been abducted, raped, tortured, and almost killed by a serial killer but got away. Now, she discovers that he is back and coming after her again! Naturally, she has a lot of issues that prevent her from wanting to be romantically involved. Dakota, the FBI age ...more

Lynette Eason’s books are known for “suspense with a twist” and she delivers once again in her newest book, Don’t Look Back. Follow up to Book One, Too Close To Home, this story continues with Jamie Cash who has overcome being kidnapped at eighteen while walking home from a party. Although she survived the brutal attack and being held as the prisoner of a psychopath, she’s still jumpy and nervous. She has good reason to be – her attacker is still on the loose.

Attempting to rebuild her life and m
Trinity Rose
Oct 15, 2010 Trinity Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book two of the Women of Justice series. In Lynette Eason’s first book in this series we learn a little about Jamie, but with Don’t Look Back we find out Jamie’s whole story. Jamie is a forensic anthropologist and at the beginning of the book she has to examine two sets of bones from unmarked graves. She find signs that these women were killed by the same man who tortured her 12 years ago. Jamie is the only surviving victim of "the Hero", a serial killer who tortures his victims to rescu ...more
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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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Other Books in the Series

Women of Justice (3 books)
  • Too Close to Home (Women of Justice, #1)
  • A Killer Among Us (Women of Justice #3)

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“We're not made to say goodbye. God didn't make us that way. We're eternal beings meant to live with him and those we love forever. So when we have to part with a loved one for a while because of death, it hurts.” 13 likes
“It’s not wrong to want justice, to desire to right a wrong or help put away the bad guys. But revenge, that’s not right. It’s not healthy and I won’t have it in my heart.” 2 likes
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