Sunday, January 12, 2014

No One to Trust (Hidden Identity #1) by Lynette Eason (Review)

Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?

The search for her husband--and answers--takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn't know who to believe.


When a book is labeled suspense I expect to either be in suspense or to be kept guessing at what/who is behind what's going on in the story. Neither of those things happened with No One to Trust. Overall it was an okay read, but I didn't think it was that suspenseful and I made several guesses early on (around page 60) and was right with every one of them.

That being said, the story wasn't unenjoyable. I thought it was an easy read but at the same time had I not had to finish it within a certain time frame for a review I probably would have set it aside and still wouldn't have finished it. The story just wasn't gripping and I wouldn't have had any trouble not finishing it.

There was a line a character said that I think really explained why I didn't care for this book all that much and it was "I feel like I'm in a Lifetime movie or something.". I almost always find those movies laughable and annoying, and this book did actually remind me of one of them at times, so that's probably part of the reason I didn't care for the book all that much.

Another reason is that I didn't care much for the main character, Summer. I thought she was whiny and very immature. She was constantly doing stupid things, like rushing out of a building when she was told it wasn't safe, and I just didn't like her. Yes, it would be terrible to learn that your husband has lied about who he is, but really all he lied about was his name - almost everything else was just changed a tiny bit, so her behavior was just strange to me.

I really liked David, but he almost seemed too perfect. Being so understanding of Summer's feelings, going out of his way to do things for her, etc. were all great and so sweet of him, but I don't recall ever seeing him get angry...about anything with Summer.

No One to Trust is the first book I've read by Lynette Eason, so if you've read and enjoyed any of her other books you'll probably enjoy this one too. Also if you love romantic suspense and can't get enough of it you'll probably enjoy this more than I did. If someone asked me to recommend a suspense novel this wouldn't be my first choice, but I wouldn't not recommend it either. I think this book is one that's subjective to each person, so many people seemed to have loved this book but I just didn't.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

“Available January 2014 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your honesty. I've read mixed reviews about this book. But, Lynette is one of my favorite writers, so I will definitely read it :)