Saturday, April 18, 2015

More great romantic suspense -- Buried Secrets

From the captivating design on the cover of the book to the very last page of the epilogue, Irene Hannon had me fully entranced in Buried Secrets, the first book of her Men of Valor series.

"The queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (a title I have seen attributed to Irene) never disappoints!  The action begins in the prologue to this story and continues at an engaging pace throughout.  The quality of research that Irene does into law enforcement practices and other aspects of her stories provides a sense of authenticity that makes you believe you are following stories straight out of today's news. 

An added bonus that you can't get in current news stories, though, is the chance to share in the personal lives of everyone involved.  Lisa Grant and Mac McGregor, as well as the other characters, are developed with a depth that brings them alive and draws you completely into their stories. The romance and suspense work together for a page-turning experience.

I highly recommend Buried Secrets to fans of great inspirational romantic suspense. I look forward to learning more about the McGregor brothers as this series continues.

Thanks to Revell Publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

They both wanted quieter, safer lives.
But crime never sleeps . . .
and killers keep killing.

After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. 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.

About the Author:

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and 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, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at 

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