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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Romantic Suspense at Its Best!!

By Irene Hannon

This book is the next in a series, entitled, " A Private Justice" and in Irene's usual style, a completely captivating adventure, full of intrigue, suspense , danger , as well as romance!  Her characters constantly struggle with complicated moral issues, causing us to ask the question, "Can the end justify the means?"   This book is more than a book of one mystery, it becomes one of intertwined plots. without losing the main focus of the story.
The reporter, Moira Harrison becomes lost on a deserted road, in the dark, in a thunderstorm. That alone , is a super start!! You wonder , why is she there, what will happen.......!!   A strange, lone figure appears in the beam of her headlights. Of course, Moira slams on the brakes to avoid hitting it. BUT , it is too late. She feels the body thump against the side of the car, before it heads into a tree at the far side of the road.
A stranger appears. He tells her that he was a witness to what happened, saw everything and he will call 911. At this point, Moira loses consciousness and when she comes to, this man has completely vanished. There is no body in the road, nor stranger helping her!!!  BUT the face of the figure she hit haunts her.  She cannot forget the terror on that face, before her car swung off the road into the tree. NO ONE will believe her. There is no evidence to support her story. However, now entering the scene , is a handsome, ex-homicide detective turned private eye. He reluctantly takes her case.
As the story proceeds, clues begin to surface and it becomes very obvious. Someone does not want this mystery solved- AND will stop at NOTHING to protect a shocking arrest.

My Thoughts:
Irene is a talented author of suspense who makes her characters ordinary, believable people.  They are totally engrossing and keep you wondering how they can possible deal with the challenges at hand. You feel their fears, uncertainties and joys when they succeed in solving the frightening mystery. The emotions are dealt with , with such detail, that you feel their every thought and action.

The plot involves twists and turns galore. It keeps you glued to your seat, unable to take your eyes off the page for fear of missing some action. The story is quick moving , with no lapses or pauses, you constantly are trying to figure out what the next move will be.  The scenes within, are described with vivid detail. You live there, you see it!! Not many authors have that ability.

Not only will you feel chills and thrills while reading, you will be unable to put this book down to go to bed. If you do, your thoughts will churn within you , until you read the ending. To top it off, there is a love story that will melt your hearts going on throughout the threats and action.   I must say , Irene Hannon has achieved what every writer desires: a book that balances suspense, action and romance. The  explosive introduction to the book doesn't let you down until you reach that last page!!

Definitely , a five star book!!

Suspense lovers, GET READING!!
I know that I am eagerly awaiting the next novel from this wonderful author.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

  1. I have not read this book but it sounds good.

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