Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Thin Ice: A Novel
Author:  Irene Hannon
Series:  Men of Valor, book 2
Category: Christian Fiction, Mystery & Suspence, Romance
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  December 29, 2015
My Rating:  4 Stars

Book Description:

After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail–addressed in her sister’s handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers’ hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.

Review:

Thin Ice is a sweet romantic mystery that had me guessing until it was laid out for me. I found all of the characters easy to engage with and Irene Hannon did a fantastic job of bringing out my emotions in response to their personalities and situations. I always have a favorite character… Mevlida is beaten down, misguided, and yet brave. She stole my heart.

Thin Ice is the second book in the Men of Valor series. I had not read the first book Buried Secrets. Fortunately, Thin Ice is able to stand completely on its own. I didn’t feel as if there were any gaps in the story that would have required reading Buried Secrets in order to understand the story. I’m sure that Buried Secrets would be as well worth reading as Thin Ice.

In closing, I must say, poor mouse!

I received a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to the author and publisher.

About the Author:

IreneHannon-232x300-2Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.

Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!

Since then, she has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, two Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as a top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011. In addition, she is a two-time Christy award finalist.

Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full. She is happy to say she has no regrets!

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.

When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.

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