Double Take by Lynette Eason
Double Take by Lynette Eason
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The Big Thrill Discusses DOUBLE TAKE with Lynette Eason

Book Cover: DOUBLE TAKEDetective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the Lake City Police Department, he’s rooming with this good buddy and partner, Cole, while he figures out his family dynamics.

Physician Assistant Lainie Jackson is eighteen months out from an attempted murder perpetrated by her ex, which ended when she managed to grab the weapon and shoot him. When he appears to have survived and is back to finish the job he started, Lainie insists it’s not possible. But someone keeps trying to kill her, and she keeps seeing his face.

Together, Lainie and James must work together to find out who, exactly, is after her and why he wants her dead. And failure is not an option.

Bestselling author, Lynette Eason recently sat down with The Big Thrill to discuss her latest romantic suspense, DOUBLE TAKE.

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Lynette Eason

Can you pinpoint a moment or incident that sparked the idea for this book?

Oddly enough, yes. LOL. I usually say no, but in this case, I was watching a show on television. I can’t remember the show, but it was something like NCIS. Anyway, there was a hearse carrying a coffin and it crashed and the coffin flew out of the back and landed with a crash. The body flew out and of course everyone was completely wigged out. I decided I wanted a scene like that in one of my stories. Well, I ended up changing that whole part of the story for various reasons, but that was the initial scene idea that triggered the story characters etc.

When you first created your protagonist for this book, did you see an empty space in crime lit that you wanted to fill? What can you share about the inspiration for that character?

I’m not sure it was an empty space I was looking to fill, but I wanted to create a character who had been gaslighted (gaslit??) and found a way to overcome that without a whole lot of outside help. Sure, she would have some outside influences and close friends who caused her to take a good, hard look at her situation, but she basically rescued herself from an abusive situation. I just can only hope I did that justice.

What can you share about what you’re working on next?

I’ve just turned in the second book in the series and am now working on a novella that will be part of an anthology collection with Lynn H. Blackburn and Natalie Walters. Then, I will turn in book #3 in the Lake City Heroes series with Jesslyn McCormick, a fire marshal who hates fire and Detective Nathan Carlisle who has his own set of issues thanks to the death of a sibling in his past.


Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Extreme Measures, Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband. They have two adult children.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.