After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not. Bestselling author Irene Hannon draws readers into a web of psychological suspense where danger lurks in dark corners . . . and keeps them captive until the very last page. My review:
This book just came in the mail on Monday, but since it is by one of my favorite authors, I couldn't leave it lay very long before I read it. I started reading it Tuesday evening, and though I rated it a "read in one sitting book", I didn't have enough time to read it in one evening, so I had to finish it last night (Wednesday).
Hannon just seems to get better with each series and book she puts out, and this one has got to be one of her best yet. I enjoyed the whole series, and liked the characters she created for the series, but found myself liking the youngest McGregor brother the best, whom this book centers on.
There is a lot of romance in this book, possibly even more than the suspense/mystery parts, but it was well done and I was able to handle it. (grin) The suspense and mystery angle was really good. This was a book where the reader knows all along who the bad guys are, but that can be just as enjoyable as not knowing.
Though this is a romantic suspense, Hannon did a great job on the dialogue and antics of the three adult brothers, and I found myself chucking out loud a few times.
I found the plot different and inventive, and though there may have been a few predictable parts, there were still enough surprises to keep me glued to the book, reading as fast as I could to get to the end. The book did have a rather predictable ending, but it was one I was hoping for and I wouldn't change it.
This is a book I recommend to any suspense lover, though the series should definitely be read in order.
I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
About the author:
Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.
A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, long walks, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.
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