By Lynette Eason
Revell| $29.99
January 2, 2018


Review by Tim Suddeth

If you are looking for a story that combines romantic suspense and police procedural, Lynette Eason’s Oath of Honor may be just what you’re looking for. Eason won the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Fiction Adult Suspense for Always Watching from her Elite Guardians series.

Oath of Honor is the first in her Blue Justice series. Think Castle (if he had been a cop) meets Blue Bloods.

Police officer Isabelle St. John is from a large police family headed by her mother who is the chief of police. But Izzy learns that, sometimes, family can get in the way. Like when your partner is shot to death while staking out a criminal location while off-duty. Or when you don’t know if your family are all on the right side. But when attempts are made on her life, where else can she turn to?

Her dead partner’s brother, homicide detective Ryan Marshall, knows he should stay out of the investigation, but it’s his brother. And, Izzy had always been part of his family. If she’s in danger, he wants to be there to help.

Eason takes the reader on a wild ride with lots of twists and surprises. She has created two real and likable characters. The big question is, will they still be alive at the end?

Tim Suddeth attended the 2017 Killer Nashville Internation Writers’ Conferences as the Jimmy Loftin Memorial Scholarship winner. He has started a series of a young law school graduate starting her career in Charleston, SC. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, Vickie, and his 20-year-old autistic son, Madison. He can be reached at and is a regular contributor at The Write Conversation and