Buried Secrets – Irene Hannon – Revell – Published 7 April 2014
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.
Buried Secrets is the most engaging romantic suspense I have read for a while.
When remains are found at a construction site, the local police join forces with a county detective to unearth the secrets that surround this long-cold case.
The romance is particularly well written in this book. From the first moment Mac McGregor, detective and ex-Navy SEAL, puts his foot in it, you know his relationship with Police Chief Lisa Grant is going to be highly entertaining. The tension is instant between the two, as is the attraction. Mac is down right swoon worthy. Tall, broad-shouldered, dark and handsome, Mac is also charming and kind. And guess what? He has two brothers, both in the armed forces (one of which will be our hero for the next book in the series). Yes!!! Cue excited happy dancing. The brothers also bring a great comradery and banter to the book, which provides a great background to the building attraction between Mac and Lisa. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but the overall effect of this book is delicious and thoroughly enjoyable.
We readers are given the answers to the crime straight up, and Mac and Lisa figure it out pretty quickly. The mystery then revolves around finding evidence and proving their suspicions are correct, as well as some surprise twists and building suspense. Irene Hannon obviously knows her stuff and writes a convincing and realistic portrayal of law enforcement investigation. The reader also gets a pretty in-depth perspective from the perpetrators, which was interesting.
Overall, this was a fantastic romantic suspense read, and I am eagerly looking forward to the following books in the series.
Genre: Christian Suspense
Themes: Romance and love. Suspense. Crime fighting and law enforcement.
Series: Men of Valor #1
Published: 7 April 2015 by Revell
Available formats: Paperback, eBook. 384 pages.
The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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