Book Review

Thin Ice

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.

**I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

A good suspense novel will always leave you feeling a bit off kilter as you read and try to figure it out. It will also leave you on the edge of your seat. I’ve learned to expect both with Irene Hannon’s novel, and Thin Ice was no exception.

Thin Ice had everything that I loved in a suspense novel. A truly awful villain, a most honorable hero, a damsel in distress, and a plot that thickened with every turn of the page. I had so many questions while reading this book, and with each one that was answered I also had a few more. By the end, all the ends were neatly wrapped up and I could finally breathe and relax.

Thin Ice was a heart-pounding, wonderful book. While this book could be read as a standalone, if you have plans to read all of the books in the Men of Valor series (Thin Ice is book #2) I would reccommend starting with the first. The books follow three brothers, and all three brothers show up in each book with their lives continuing to move forward.

“Even if it seems God is ignoring us, He’s listening. And when the time is right–His time, not ours–He offers us the guidance we need.”

-Christy Reed, Thin Ice

About the Author:

Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.

Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But shewas one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!

Since then, she has written more than 45 romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have been honored with two RITA awards—the “Oscar” of romantic fiction—and she is a six-time finalist. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, a Carol award, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers’ Best Award and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklistas a top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011. In addition, she is a two-time Christy award finalist.

Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full-time. She is happy to say she has no regrets!

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing.  A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.

When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.

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