Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Irene Hannon thrills again with Buried Secrets

I love a good crime novel and Irene Hannon does not disappoint in her latest novel Buried Secrets. 

Part crime solver, part romance Buried Secrets introduces us to Lisa Grant, a former Chicago Homicide detective looking for a change of pace as police chief of a small town and ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor getting a new start as a county detective. The two meet at the scene of a decades old murder when a body is found by a construction crew.

We also meet three adults trying to put a teen mistake behind them and face the aftermath of choices they made one fateful night. Central to this trio is ambitious go-getter Jessica, who is now next-in-line to run a prominent Christian PR firm and will do anything to keep the past in the past. (I found this ironic as I used to work for the country's first and most prominent Christian PR firm. There were some similarities in the book, but the author was definitely off when she referenced high dollar expense accounts and clients expecting the best in dining and travel, etc. I have been to client meetings where you are lucky to get anything to drink aside from water).

Nevertheless, the characters are well developed and the plot is full of twists and turns as Jessica plots and ploys to cover up her misdeed with Lisa and Mac closing in on her. It ends with a dangerous confrontation that kept my heart beating with suspense. Thumbs up!