Thursday, April 09, 2015

Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts
As is always the case with Irene Hannon's suspense novels, I loved this book! I was sucked in from the very first sentence and I wanted to keep reading till I read the last word. Sadly my schedule doesn't allow for that kind of reading but I did devour it as fast as I could.
I don't know why exactly but I've always been fascinated by cold cases so I was extremely excited when I discovered the plot of this book. And even though we learned the identities of those behind the crime early on in the story it didn't detract from the suspense at all and I was still totally hooked trying to figure out how it was all going to play out. I was really impressed by how well the author wrote the villain, she was so cold-hearted it gave me chills.
She also created pretty awesome main characters. Lisa was tough and independent but that didn't keep her from also being kind and caring. It was a brilliant balance which was exactly what was needed for her job. And Mac was a fun mix of strong, considerate, and funny. I especially loved his interactions with his brothers.
It was fun how the romance had to be kept kinda under the surface while Mac and Lisa worked the case but at the same time it was definitely there and I loved watching their feelings develop.
I highly enjoyed this book and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on book two!

Meet the Author
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including 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, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a 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

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Irene Hannon said...

So glad you enjoyed this, Abbi. Thanks for the great review! And watch for Lance's story, THIN ICE, coming in January!

Abbi Hart said...

Irene-You are very welcome! Can't wait for Lance's story, so excited!!!

Rissi said...

Yay! Eager for this one to come via Amazon since I resisted review requesting it. SO. HARD.

Glad to know it's worth the wait. :)

Abbi Hart said...

Rissi-It is!

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