– Lynette Eason –
Extreme Measures #1
Published 4 January 2022
If you enjoy books that will have you checking over your shoulder and keeping the lights on at night, then you’ll enjoy Life Flight. A mix of romance, suspense and mystery as the characters race to stay out of the crosshairs of a serial killer.
When Penny Carlton is forced to make an emergency landing during a medial evac flight, she doesn’t expect to find herself the target of a dangerous serial killer. But that’s exactly what happens when a storm takes out her tail rotor blade and she sets out on foot to find help. It’s the perfect night for an escaped prisoner. Dark, wild and stormy. And a helicopter might be the perfect ride out of there. That’s exactly what FBI Agent Holt Satterfield must prevent. With danger closing in and time running out, Penny and Holt team up, because surviving this night is not the only danger they will face as they race to track down this serial killer before he claims more victims.
This story was genuinely creepy. There are just enough details to feel scared and creeped out and raise the stakes pretty high.
Penny and Holt have met and casually dated before they meet again on the stormy hillside fighting off a serial killer. It’s the perfect continuation of their romance and I liked that their relationship had some backstory rather than having them build everything for the first time. It also left more room in the story for details about the case. The time they do spend together is a chance for them to explore their history and build trust. They have both saved the other’s life a few times and will have to do so again if they want to stay alive.
Both Holt and Penny’s backstory introduce a range of themes and even an extra murder case into the book. Holt must finally face the truth about why his sister is in jail for murder and Penny shares her childhood trauma and why she kept her past a secret from Holt. Penny also has a great group of friends, friends who also have secrets from their past. I hope it is these friends that we get to know better in the next few books in this series.
I expected this book to be more about search and rescue and was rather delighted when it turned into a crime novel, with serial killers and crime scenes. I didn’t see the last twist coming (love when they surprise me!) and there are enough bad guys and evil to really keep the characters on their toes.
Also, I adore the cover. So pretty. Such a contrast to some of the scenes we get in the story.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction.
Genre: Christian suspense
Themes: Serial killers, crime, murder, romance, pilots, FBI, friendship,
Advisory: Murder, corpses, decomposed corpses, crime scene details.
Representation: White main and side characters.
Published: 4 January 2022 by Revell
Format: Hardcover, ebook. 336 pages.
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