I just love sitting down and digging in to a new novel by Irene Hannon. I know that no matter the twists and turns in the plot line, I am going to enjoy the journey, connect with the characters and look forward to the story next in line! Not to mention that I can read a novel by Ms. Hannon in a few days because her stories rarely slow down enough for me to set down my book and take a break! Once I start her stories, I want to keep going until I am done!
I must mention, my mom is a fan too, and when she saw this book on my kitchen table she said “Ooooh, Irene Hannon, now you know I like her!” hint – hint!! So that makes two of us!!
The latest story, Buried Secrets was another great story by Irene and I really did love the characters. The male lead Mac is a former Navy SEAL and I loved the military connections throughout the story! Lisa is the female lead character and I found her character to be very real and down to earth. I loved to see their friendship quickly grow into a romantic interest, but one of my favorite things about Ms. Hannon’s books is that they are mystery and suspense first, with a backdrop of romance!!
The crimes that occur in this particular story range over 24 years, and it was apparent that Ms. Hannon spent a great deal of time researching cold cases and how they solve the crimes with little evidence. I also found the criminal’s style thought provoking and almost maniacal! I really enjoyed how the story was all woven together!
There is a strong family element on both sides for Lisa and Mac, and I appreciate when authors go a bit deeper and write about the importance of family relationships! I can’t wait to get to know more about Mac’s brothers in the next books!
This was a quick read for me, and I am already anxiously waiting to read book #2 which won’t be out for about 12 months!!
More about Buried Secrets :
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.
NOTE : I was offered a copy of Buried Secrets in exchange for an honest review by Revell Publishers.