Title: Buried Secrets
Author: Irene Hannon
“In fact, she liked Mac. Odd how a set of old bones had hooked her up with the most interesting man she’d met in quite a while. Maybe ever,” Irene Hannon writes about Lisa in her novel, Buried Secrets.
First in the Men of Valor series, this three hundred and eighty-four page paperback targets those who enjoy current day romantic suspense. With no profanity or sex scenes, topics of alcoholism, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. This reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence. The end of the book includes the first chapter of the next book in the series, acknowledgments, the author’s biography, and advertisements.
Bestselling author Hannon has written over forty-five romantic suspense and contemporary women’s fiction novels, winning dozens of awards including two RITA Awards. The two-time Christy Award finalist lives in Missouri with her husband.
In this story based mainly in the small town of Carson near Chicago, Police Chief Lisa Grant is in charge of the investigation of a twenty-four year old murder mystery when a young woman’s body is found buried in a shallow grave in her jurisdiction.
Coming to her aid is the handsome Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL who is the country’s detective asked to assist on the case. Immediately enamored by the female policeman and she captivated by his quirky charm, they both have to put their personal interests on hold until the murderer is caught.
With over two decades of the body being undiscovered, those involved in the death have tried to go on with their lives, all with different outcomes. Whether alcoholism or escaping the rat race, one individual will do all within the limits to keep the long-ago crime unearthed.
Flirting while making excuses to see one another again, Lisa and Mac try to put the puzzle together of who was involved in the tragic demise so long ago. Lots of assumptions and being at the perfect place and time lead them too close to the killer who will eliminate any obstacle to climb the ladder of success.
Not as riveting as other books written by the author and a higher expectation of her work, this one’s predictability and sappiness in communication will entertain some readers. With a few loose ends, Hannon leaves plenty of options for the next in the series.
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