Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Trapped by Irene Hannon

Back Cover: A runaway teen. A desperate sister. And an intrepid PI determined to discover the truth.

When Laura Griffith's sixteen-year old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned private investigator James Devlin to help. Dev knows time is of the essence with runaways - just forty-eight hours can mean the difference between recovery and ruin.

But the deeper he and Laura dig, the more Dev begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And in the icy winter weather, the trail is going cold.

Review: Irene Hannon is such a brilliant author. I have aspired to be an author for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately for me, I really can't seem to find the discipline to separate myself from the books I am currently reading or from my sports to actually sit down and write something to completion. Books like Irene Hannon's though make reading so incredibly enjoyable that I really don't mind that I can't make my own. However, she also makes me hope that when (not if...but when) I begin to write that hopefully my style, ability to craft a story, and prose is somewhat like her's.

"Trapped" reaches out from the first page and seizes you in an icy grip that it refuses to relinquish until the very last page. Lip caught between your teeth and eyes riveted to the page, you'll frantically fly through this book as you try and keep pace with Devlin and Griffith's frantic search to find the runaway  teen. Not only do you scramble after the keen PI as he ruthlessly pursues each and every lead, but you diverge into the terrifying world where Laura's sister finds herself in trouble far greater than anything she could have ever dreamed.

A fairly street-smart teen, Darcy was born and raised in New-York. She knows her way around the city and has been clever about orchestrating her escape from her over-controlling, older sister who she has been foisted upon since her father's untimely death. A death that, deep in her soul, she feel's responsible for. Burdened, rebellious, and feeling trapped, Darcy runs. Knowing her way around the streets, she takes precautions as a surprise blizzard traps her in a shelter with less-than-savoury company. As cautious as she is, Darcy could never predict the outcomes of what one, seemingly wise move, could do.

This is a fabulous book and I am loving Irene Hannon's new "Guardians of Justice" series. I own every book she has ever published and recommend them all.

Thank-you, Baker Publishing & Graf-Martin for the copy of this book. What a great read!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group" 


  1. Amanda, I am getting ready to read this. Great review. She is a fabulous author and yes, I too read and re-read all her books. Her imagery is wonderful.

  2. Wow, Amanda! Thank you SO much for the fabulous review and kind words. You made my day!