Monday, April 13, 2015

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

Buried Secrets (Men of Valor Series #1)Overview: After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department. A call for assistance brings detective Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL, to her doorstep. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales--and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.

Master storyteller Irene Hannon is back with an exciting new series featuring former special forces operatives now in the thick of the action in civilian life. Hannon is at the top of her game in this can't-put-it-down thriller that will have readers up until the wee hours devouring every page.

ISBN-13: 9780800721268
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/7/2015
Pages: 384
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My Review: As the overview states, this is definitely a "can't-put-it-down thriller that will have readers up until the wee hours devouring every page." I loved every minute of this book. From the mystery of "who did it" to the romance to the action-packed conclusion, I didn't want it to end. The descriptions and the plot were not over the top or hard to believe as some writers tend to make these types of stories. I really enjoyed the believableness of the story.

The characters were well-developed and well-written. I loved both Mac and Lisa. They were both strong characters, with a lot of heart, dedication, and faith. Reading the story from Jessica's point of view provided an added layer of thrill. To think that one person could be so calculating and cold is just phenomenal. 

Both characters have relocated because they felt led by the Lord to do so. Trusting in God on that level is sometimes a hard thing to do. These characters do it with humility and grace. I think that's the message the author is subtly trying to get across.

Overall, this edge-of-your-seat thriller had me turning page after page until the very end. I look foreward to reading the next book in Irene's Men of Valor series.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.*

IrenepicAbout the AuthorIrene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

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  1. Thank you for the great review, Shannah! So glad you enjoyed this.

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading more from you! Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Great book. I'm 70% through it. I will definitely give it a good review, also.