Thin Ice

Is someone playing with her mind or is her sister really alive?

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Title:  Thin Ice (Men of Valor series, Book 2)
Author:  Irene Hannon
Publisher:  Revell 
Release Date:  January 5, 2016



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.

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I really enjoyed Hope Harbor, a contemporary romance novel, also written by Irene Hannon.  I've heard great things about her suspense novels, and it was on my to-read list for quite some time. I now know why when you ask someone which Christian Suspense author one should try, Irene's always on the list. Thin Ice was chilling as any suspense novel could be, but also with a sense of hope.  Lance and Christy were great characters. They're independent and intelligent in their own way. A sense of loyalty that brings their faith to the forefront when this case and their past collides in unexpected ways.

In Thin Ice, we know who the culprit is. We know his twisted mind, and even though it creeps me up a tad bit, we get to see how things unfold from both sides, which labels this suspense a true thriller. The only thing we don't know is why and how the story will unfold, which still gives this novel a sense of mystery that keeps you reading.

I love how Irene is not too preachy, and when we mention God, it's not too in-your-face, but how God relates to each of them. As mentioned before, Thin Ice's suspense nature definitely hit its mark, but how it gives off hope enlightens us in the face of trauma and times of trouble. "...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."  (136)

Let me tell you one little tidbit of the story.  You'll love Lance's proposal speech. It's perfect. In all, nearly is Thin Ice. Only what happens to one character had me uncomfortable and unable to give it full stars. Nevertheless, a great suspenseful read for sure.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell through NetGalley for my honest opinion. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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

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  1. Great thoughts as always, Annie. Although I'm not a fan of suspense, Irene Hannon is one such author that I do enjoy - but her contemporaries are my favorite. I started on this book last week, then had to set it aside because of another deadline. It's really good, though. As you can imagine, I'm eager to get back.

  2. Thanks Carol! Irene mentioned her next Hope Harbor novel, Sea Rose Lane will be out in June! Can't wait! I look forward to your review on Thin Ice too! Have a great weekend!


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