Monday, November 28, 2016

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon - REVIEWED

About the Book:

If Ginny Reed is still alive--who is the woman buried in her grave?
After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again--until an envelope addressed in her sister's handwriting arrives in the mail. 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. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game--or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon pulls out all the stops in this high-stakes thriller that races to a bone-chilling finish.

My Thoughts:

In other words, accept the hard realities and get on with it.”  (p. 59)

This sentence is a bit prophetic as far as Irene Hannon’s characters are concerned.  Thin Ice sets up a very tenuous situation between the two main characters.  They are forced to trust each other completely as they attempt to solve a situation that is based on….well, on not much. Christy Reed has endured more than her fair share of loss, and, it seems, that someone is determined to keep stringing her along a very cruel path of circumstances.  Sadly, there seems to be no apparent reason for all of this cruelty.

That’s where FBI agent Lance McGregor comes into the picture.  He is the one this bizarre case falls to, and he has to follow a series of very tenuous leads before he ever gets a break in the case.  In Hannon style, both Lance and Christy are magnetically drawn to one another as this mystery unfolds.  Either Hannon’s idea of romance is off the chart unrealistic or I’m a world class cynic – or maybe a combination of both – but the romantic attraction does not appeal.  But I can sort of skim past that and enjoy the complexity of the suspenseful part of plot!  But, if you enjoy hormonally driven reactions between folks, well, you’ll enjoy the combination of romance and suspense – this novel is loaded with both!

In true Hannon style, the culprit is hidden in plain sight, so the conclusion is very satisfying!  So pick up a copy for the reader on your gift list! The reader in your life will appreciate this gift! 

About the Author:
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect SpringHope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviewsmagazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at

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