Plot Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Publication Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 364
Series: Men of Valor- Book 1
Summary on back cover:
After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for a kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales--and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.
Irene Hannon is the type of author that, at the end of one of her books, you let out a dreamy sigh. The dashing man has just swooped in and saved the little lady. Ok ok, it’s not really like that at all. This book is not at all what I would call a “go hard” suspense novel. I would label it as “Stress-free” suspense. This is not bad- I am personally a huge fan of Irene Hannon.
There are just couple of problems I have with her books. In this particular book, one of the main characters, Lisa Grant, was a bit feministic. Now a lot of books now-a-days are really riding the feminism band-wagon but I personally think it goes against the views of the Bible, so therefore I am not for this point of view. This book had a VERY small amount and usually Irene’s books are not like this so I don’t think this should stop you from reading the book.
On to predictability. If you have read some of Irene Hannon series, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, let me explain. The plot is very predictable. Once you start reading you almost immediately will know what is going to happen and what the results will be. I am not saying that this is bad, just like I said, predictable.
If you are going to give Irene Hannon a try, I would strongly recommend you do so. I would also say that you should start with this series- This is her best.