Book Review: Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason
Be sure to read Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason in a secure location! And you might require plenty of rations as well. Once I began reading, I couldn’t put it down, and finished the 322-page novel in a day and a half.
The first two chapters of Collateral Damage highlight Mrs. Eason’s excellent attention to detail. The book begins in Afghanistan with a military detail on a mission led by Sergeant First Class Asher James. We feel the bumps on the road and the dust in our nose and mouth as the vehicles move across toward their destination.
Along with her talent for putting us so completely in the scene, is her ability to immediately immerse us in the conflict—emotional and physical. The men are tasked with doing something they don’t want to do. But they’re soldiers and they obey orders.
And then there’s Military Psychiatrist Brooke Adams. After six months of working with GIs in Kabul, she’s burnt out and ready to go home. But she feels like a failure.
Asher and Brooke
Asher and Brookes’ lives collide in an explosive way. Both end up honorably discharged and sent home to heal—physically and emotionally. After a time, Asher seeks Brooke’s help with his nightmares. He knows she will understand. The day of his first appointment, he arrives early at her office and finds a body. He and Brooke are thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse where Brooke appears to be the mouse.
But who is the cat? And why is he after her? I’ll never tell.
You’ll just have to find a safe place with plenty of snacks and water, and curl up with Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason. I promise, it’s worth your time!
And be sure to watch for Lynette’s second book in the Danger Never Sleeps series, Acceptable Risk, which is available now for pre-order on Amazon!