Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

51ZZshesjaL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail–addressed in her sister’s handwriting. 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. If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers’ hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.

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 she was 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 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, two Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as 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. 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. Visit her site at http://www.irenehannon.com/index.html

My Thoughts

Thin Ice sucked me into its plot with the first page of the prologue.  This is a novel that you will want to read every page, every word, because clues to the murderer and kidnapper are tucked into every corner.  The story line is just fantastic; a mystery with just a touch of romance.

The plot of this book moved at a steady pace, uncovering clues through peeks into the suspects personal life as the story unfolds.  This author has become a favorite of mine because her novels do not leave raveled edges .  All seams are tucked and sewn, all is wrapped up by the conclusion.  This second novel in the Men of Valor series did not disappoint.  In fact, I believe this book is the best mystery Irene Hannon has written thus far.

I always look forward to devouring this author’s work and look forward to the third book’s release this fall.  If you enjoy edge of your seat, nail biting mystery, you will just love Thin Ice.  Just don’t forget to breathe.

Thank you to Irene Hannon and Revell for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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