Irene Hannon manages to weave a story together that pulls you in immediately, and one that you do not want to put down until the last page! Hidden Peril is her latest novel in the Code of Honor Series.
Kristin Dane is the main character and her life starts to spin a bit out of control when one of her employees is found dead, followed by a customer from her shop. Kristin runs a world market kind of shop, where she resells items from all lover the globe to raise money for different organizations. When the murder happens, she realizes there is more going on with one of her suppliers than she ever expected.
Luke Carter is the detective that finds himself in the middle of a strange mystery surrounding Kristin. Rick and Colin are Kristin’s childhood friends who are closer than family. All four characters are pulled into this story in a variety of ways.
Kristin has some family drama that flares up at the same time as the crazy deaths. Dealing with her own hurts from the past made Kristin seem very real and understandable. Relying on Rick and Colin to help her deal with the fear she is facing as well as the strain with her family gives the reader a s strong sense of the bond between the three of them.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters in the story, while following along on the twists and turns! This is a fast paced novel and an easy read, one very worth the time!
NOTE : I received a copy of Hidden Peril at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
More about the book :
As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she’s fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying. Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue—and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die…including Kristin?
About Irene Hannon
Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.
Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!
Since then, she has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. In addition, her books have won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, three Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews. She is also a two-time Christy award finalist.
Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full time. She is happy to say she has no regrets!