Sunday, 10 January 2016

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Back Cover:  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.

Review:  Irene Hannon is an amazing writer. She has the ability to grab you with the first line and then leave you with no choice but to go along for the ride until the very last page. Like all her other stories, Thin Ice is captivating and filled with fast paced excitement from start to finish. I would recommend not starting this book in the evening unless you plan on being up very, very late.

Thin Ice is part of a series called Men of Valor and is the second book. This series is focused on three brothers who were part of the USA military in different capacities. Thin Ice focuses on the second bother, a former Delta Force operator, who has transferred from military to civilian life. Christy's case in the first to land on his desk at his new "low risk" job with the FBI. Lance soon discovers that this case is going to use more of his Delta Force training than he originally thought. The stakes are also a lot higher than he anticipated as he realizes that if he doesn't stay a step in front of the kidnapper that he could very well loose the woman he is rapidly falling in love with.

From the very beginning, sparks fly between Lance and Christy. As circumstances throw them together - and threaten to tear them apart - Christy and Lance play a complicated game with a criminal who proves to have no sense of humanity.

Thin Ice is a chilling read with a fair share of disturbing scenes. Irene Hannon puts the reader into the mind of her criminal, and it's not a pretty place to be. I would recommend that this book be read by adult readers for this reason.

As for other content, I appreciated the strong faith in Christy and how completely she trusts God to carry her through even the worst of circumstances. Her faith spreads to Lance and is a beautiful part of this novel.

Overall I would certainly recommend this book. I really enjoy all of Irene Hannon's books - they are excellent. This one is the first I've recommended for a mature audience, but all the others are fine for a bit younger audience. Thin Ice is suspenseful, well written, cast with wonderful and believable characters, and piloted by God fearing characters. A great book.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group"

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