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Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. "A heart-stopping, breath-stealing masterpiece of romantic suspense!"-Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author EMS helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to high stress situations, but being forced to land on a mountain in a raging storm with a critical patient-and a serial killer on the loose-tests her skills and her nerve to the limit. She survives with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield's help. But she's not out of the woods yet. In the ensuing days, Penny finds herself under attack. And when news reaches Holt that he may not have gotten his man after all, it will take all he and Penny have to catch a killer-before he catches one of them. Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason is back with another high-octane tale of close calls, narrow escapes, and the fight to bring a nefarious criminal to justice.
As for what I think? Twists and turns are good, but too many of them and momentum suffers.
Penny's relationship with Holt was problematic for me. Someone who flies a medical helicopter with so much skill and survives an attack by someone threatening her life probably doesn't need ...well, lest I be accused of posting a spoiler. I will just say this.
I felt that the story was promising, had some good moments and a few flaws. I gave it three stars, but to be honest, I struggled a bit with that, leaning toward two stars. But it was mostly a decent read and this is an advance copy. Maybe one or two things were straightened out
Author: Lynette Eason
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Life Flight is the first book in an exciting new series by Lynette Eason, which I am sure many are going to enjoy! The central female character is Penny Carlton whose past
In the beginning, Penny is trying to land her bird in the middle of a storm on the top of a mountain. Then, things start to go from bad to worse. Penny is trying to find help when she learns there is a dangerous man on the loose. Add to the mix that FBI Agent Holt Satterfield is also chasing the wanted man. When he sees Penny, the past comes full circle.
Tension in the novel is always rising, as is the possible romance between Penny and Holt. With a serial killer that needs to be apprehended, it really isn’t a good time for them to explore what the future might hold. When Penny is taken captive, Holt knows he needs to find her before it is too late. They need a miracle and right away!
I have enjoyed many of Lynette Eason’s spell-binding romantic suspense novels and each one just keeps me coming back for more. The characters are well-developed, and the plot has many twists and turns that culminate in a 5-star finish. Be prepared to be up until the end of this book as it has a nail-biting ending! There was no sneak peek into the next installment in the series, but I can’t wait to see what is coming in 2022!
Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
Penny Carlton, EMS Helicopter pilot, is reunited with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield, and not in a way girls like
Evil is lurking, and what a job the author does with this story, surprises abound, most I never saw coming. A read that tugs at your heart, makes you want to hide under the bed, and hold your breath as guns, knives flash, and all the while hoping for survival of those we come to care about.
We also have a side story, and again the author kept me guessing!
Now I have to wait for book two in this page turning series!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.
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Penny is an EMS helicopter pilot. She's brave and willing to take chances if it helps her patients. When she runs into a storm, she has to land the helicopter at the top of a mountain. Of course, there is no cell service so she hikes to the nearest house to call her location in. Plus she finds out that there is a serial killer on the loose in the same area. Both of these things going on at once, test her skills and her nerves to the limit. She faces the serial killer and survives with the help of FBI special agent. When they find out that the person who was shot was not the serial killer that the FBI is looking for, Penny and Holt both become a target for the real killer. On top of all the stress of the ongoing case, someone has let the media know about Penny's bravery and she is being harassed by the media.
As Penny and Holt try to stay one step ahead of the killer, he is watching them and making plans for them. The killer is super creepy and devoid of feelings for anyone. He causes situations that will get Penny out in the open so that he can fulfill his plans for her. Penny is one smart woman and tries not to let her nerves affect her job but it's getting more and more difficult. Can Penny and Holt find the killer before he finds them??
This book is a roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns. While all of this is going on, Penny and Holt begin to develop feelings for each other which makes them even more anxious to protect each other.
Penny is a strong resilient woman who is both smart and able to fight for her life. This is a book about new love, friendship and family. Parts of it are difficult to read but this is a clean story with no sex or profanity.
This book is listed as the first book of a new series and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.
It kept me turning the pages and I read it
I received an ARC and am giving an honest review.
Highly recommend for those who appreciate a book with some rescues, murder, investigations and more. There are characters of faith, who have overcome hardships and a love story as well.
Perhaps we would all feel that way, if we were wearing the shoes, or flight boots, of Penny Carlton, a helicopter pilot. First you have to make an emergency landing in a raging storm, and that seems to be just the beginning of the non-stop stress she finds herself in.
The author has done a fabulous job of grabbing your attention and keeping it with every breath you take trying to figure out how this can possibly end without more death. The plot or plots just keep getting more twisted as you make an effort to understand what can be believed and what one should turn tail and run from in order to survive. Do not under any circumstances expect to put this book aside until you are finished!
An ARC of this first book in the Extreme Measures series was received through Baker Publishing Group and Revell. These impressions and comments are my own and were in no way solicited.
I received this book from the publisher for my honest review.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of the book, this is my honest review.
Penny kept her composure but with her quick decisions, she averts a crash.
With a dangerous criminal lose where Penny has landed, it will take all she has to survive. I like how she was more concerned for her patient and the EMS on board than her own safety. The author delivers a heart pounding story that has intrigue and danger. I like how the author not only gives readers a serial killer to keep up with, but a mystery that involves Holt.
Let me just say Holt has my vote for best protector, fierce investigator and the definition of integrity and grace. The other mystery going on in the story involves something from his past. I couldn’t wait to see how the author would wrap up everything, I wasn’t sure I was happy that the story ended but so excited to know that we have another book in the series coming soon.
I received a copy of this book from The Early Reader Program from Librarything. The review is my own opinion.
A very suspenseful read, look forward to what happens next.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this audiobook. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
I really like the fact that Eason always has very strong female characters
I received the book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.
EMS helicopter pilot, Penny Carlton, is in trouble. Her chopper has been compromised by flying debris during a raging storm necessitating an emergency landing on Mount Mitchell in Asheville,
Meanwhile, there’s an escaped serial killer loose on Mount Mitchell who’s desperately trying to take cover from the FBI, namely Special Agent Holt Satterfield, who’s hot on his tail. When Penny and Holt believe they’ve gotten their man, the outcome takes a devastating turn and the pair wind up back at square one.
Life Flight has so many great elements worthy of recommendation. The action, suspense, intensity, twists and turns kept me glued to its pages from beginning to end. Penny’s occupation as a highly skilled EMS helicopter pilot kept me riveted. She excelled at her job and I felt like I was along for the ride as she carried out each perilous rescue. The sweet romantic connection between Penny and Holt was heartwarming. Their relationship developed organically and convincingly—none of that insta-love stuff.
The performances of the secondary characters are not to be minimized. Their varied backgrounds contributed to the success of this story. Some had trauma-filled pasts while others left me with a niggling feeling of doubt regarding their true nature. With my speculations eventually resolved, I was thoroughly entertained and satisfied by the story’s conclusion. The setting was a bonus since I am grossly familiar with neighboring Asheville, NC.
It’s hard to imagine how this book about the hunt for a serial killer could be written so tastefully, without foul language or gore, but it was. I was thoroughly impressed by the well-developed and engrossing plot. A testament to the fact that a talented writer can concoct an amazing story without filling it with expletives, sexually mature themes and excessive violence. Great job!!
Last, but certainly not least, Sara Sheckells was an EXCELLENT audio narrator!! My enjoyment of Life Flight was definitely enhanced by the narration. The voice portrayal of the diabolical serial killer on the loose was perfection. Both male and female voices were artfully done. The characters were brought to life in a way that connected me to them. Perfection.
Life Flight was so good that I visited the author’s website to see if or when book two in the series would be released. I was thrilled to find that book two, Crossfire, is set to be released in August, 2022. Yay!! 😀 Highly recommended.
Wow! I had heard this is an awesome book but I didn't know there was a danger of peeling your toenails off your toes! Author Lynette Eason writes another heart stopping mystery/suspense that will not leave you for a while! Helicopter pilot Penny Cariton's main mission is
I really did love this book. The characters were spot on and so well developed as the story unfolds. The main characters, Penny and Holt are my favorites, but I enjoyed the Police force, FBI, and other officers doing their job so well. I think Rabor was the worst of the worst bad men I've read in a book. I usually don't care for the bad guy, but Rabor went a step further. And I know I know he had to be in the story to make it a nail biting event! I think Eason weaves the ending together to make it comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. I can't wait for Book Two of the Extreme Measures Series. Life Flight is Five Stars for me!
A special thanks to the author/publisher and Library Thing for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
They were dealing with an evil, depraved man who was an
The plot was twisted enough to keep this reader on edge and there were subplots threaded throughout.
An exciting conclusion to this story and the book is a great first book in the series "Extreme Measures."
I won a copy from the Early Reviewers program on LibraryThing.com. Opinions are mine, alone and freely given.
I've read this author previously and usually enjoy her books--though the underlying plot outline does seem to be getting a bit formulaic (in that one of the main characters usually gets captured by the
This book focuses on Penny Carlton, an EMS helicopter pilot, and Holt Satterfield, an FBI agent after an escaped serial killer (Darius Rabor).
WARNING: SPOILERS MAY FOLLOW. READ ON AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION
At first, you think, wow! that plot ended really quickly--but there's a twist! The hunt continues.
Later, you think the danger is over, and realize that there's still someone else out there. (I realized who it was just prior to Penny interacting with that person.)