Tuesday, September 3, 2013

You'll Be Trapped Until You Finish It!

(Private Justice)
Irene Hannon
ISBN: 978-0800721244
September 2013/400 pages/$14.99

A runaway teen, a desperate sister, and an intrepid PI determined to discover the truth

When Laura Griffith's sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned private investigator James Devlin to help. Dev knows time is of the essence with runaways--just forty-eight hours can mean the difference between recovery and ruin.

But the deeper he and Laura dig, the more Dev begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And in the icy winter weather, the trail is going cold . . .

In her latest thrilling read, queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon outdoes herself with a fast-paced tale of fear, deception, and just the right dose of romance.


Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.


Oh. My. Goodness. Irene Hannon has outdone herself with this book. I was breathless when I read the first book in this series, Vanished (reviewed here), but this one takes suspense to a whole new level. I'm glad I read it when the temperature hovered around 100 degrees; the book itself is chilling enough both in plot and setting! Hannon is a master at character and plot development, and she very deliberately unfolds the story bit by bit. No need for the canned creepy music that a movie might provide! At times, I wanted to reach through the pages to warn Laura, Dev, and others what I could see was about to happen. The faith element is expertly and naturally woven into the story, and I suspect this novel will result in more awards for Hannon. I'm eager to see what she comes up with for the third book in the series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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1 comment:

Beth said...

Looks like another MUST read.
Thanks for a great review.