Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Reads: Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets
Men of Valor Series
by Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
Pub. Date: April 7, 2015
ISBN: 978-0800721268
Pages: 384
Buy Link: Amazon


Now available in bookstores this month is newest mystery thriller from bestselling author Irene Hannon, titled Buried Secrets. Besides from reading Deceived (book three in the Private Justice series), this author is fairly new to me. With an intriguing Murder She Wrote style cover, I was excited about reading it.

Buried Secrets centers on ex-Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant, whom is now living a simple life as a police chief in a small town. Well, life isn't as gentle as she thought it would be when a human skeleton is discovered at the edge of town by a construction crew. Homicides is something she had thought she had left behind in Chicago, but here she is trying to solve another murder. While Lisa is fully capable of taking on this case by herself, she must team up with another detective that has been sent to help her, the ex-Navy Seal Mac McGregor.

Mac had been looking to make a change in his life; longing for a family of his own, and the town life does catches his liking and so does the charming police chief. As Mac and Lisa investigates the murder, a spark between them ignites, just as buried secrets begin to emerge.

The problem with many Christian-themed mysteries, is that they fall into the dreadful cliched territory and sadly that is one of the problems with Buried Secrets. While the murder mystery plot is pretty solid, there were just too many predictable moments for me. Don't get me wrong, I did end up liking novel; I just think it could have been slightly better. Overall, Buried Secrets isn't the greatest mystery novel in the world, but with likeable characters and great descriptions, it's still worth reading.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at

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