Book Review : Trapped

Second book in the latest series by Irene Hannon is Trapped.  This is the book following Vanished that I reviewed HERE.


I enjoyed Irene Hannon’s writing.  She writes a story that is easy to get drawn into, and she shares characters are that you want to know.  This story is about Laura and her sixteen year old half-sister, Darcy, who lives with her.  Darcy decides that Laura’s rules are too strict, so she takes off to find freedom.   Worried, Laura finds a Private Investigator to help her look for her sister.

Devlin is the investigator who begins the hunt for Darcy, but who also feels an immediate chemistry with Laura.  Irene Hannon’s books tend to mix a bit of romance with some thrill and suspense, in this one the romance simply builds but does not really happen until the end.  Devlin is a PI at Phoenix, which is the same agency in book #1 – Vanished that worked that case.


There were moments in this story that my adrenalin was rushing, I was anxious about what I knew was about to happen, or worry about what I worried would happen.  More than once I was pulled so much into the story that I would not put it down, leading to a few long nights.  These are sure signs of a well written book, one that will keep you up past the time you want to turn out the light!

You can read an excerpt of Trapped. 

I recommend Ms. Hannon’s books – they are well written, clean, and filled with thrills.

About the Books:

A runaway teen, a desperate sister, and an intrepid PI determined to discover the truth.

When Laura Griffith’s sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned private investigator James Devlin to help. Dev knows time is of the essence with runaways–just forty-eight hours can mean the difference between recovery and ruin.
But the deeper he and Laura dig, the more Dev begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl’s disappearance. And in the icy winter weather, the trail is going cold . . .

In her latest thrilling read, queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon outdoes herself with a fast-paced tale of fear, deception, and just the right dose of romance.

“Irene Hannon has written a tale of suspense that has all of the Irenepicbioelements needed to become a bestseller. It comes as no surprise that she’s a two-time RITA Award winner, and that she has garnered a host of other awards. With more than 35 novels to her credit, she knows how to develop characters and stories that readers love to embrace. . . . With just the right amount of suspense, danger and deception, Trapped is engaging and satisfying. The prose is crisp and to the point, creating the scene effortlessly . . . . A worthwhile read.”–New York Journal of Books

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NOTE : I was offered a copy of Trapped in exchange for an honest review, by Revell Publishers.

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