Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Buried Secrets

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
BURIED SECRETS

After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department. A call for assistance brings detective Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL, to her doorstep. 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.

My Review:

There are two things that made this book stand out for me. The first is the unique way Hannon approaches the romance. Instead of the usual scenario where the hero and heroine are pitted against each other, with emotional obstacles to overcome, it doesn't take Mac and Lisa long to figure out they have a mutual attraction going on. But they are professionals and that means they won't act on that attraction until they close their active case. The romantic plotline is deliciously full of anticipation that is shared with the reader. And the thinly disguised flirtation sprinkled in their routine encounters is sheer delight.

The second thing that really struck me about Buried Secrets is the way the suspense is delivered. It reads like a television episode. Think Castle or NCIS maybe. The reader becomes part of the investigation, following the clues right along with the detectives, though we have the added advantage of a some villain POV scenes that give us an edge over Lisa and Mac. It's a slow, deliberate build until the nail-biting conclusion filled with action and angst that lasts for about seventy pages! Mercy, my heart nearly stopped a time or two! A stunning start to a new series by an incredibly gifted suspense author.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Buried Secrets please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 12 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

42 comments:

  1. Irene Hannon is one of my favorite suspense authors. I cannot wait to read this one, especially after your review, Kav. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She's one of my favourite as well. And she keeps getting better! Good luck, Loraine.

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  2. Thank you for a great review, Kav! I love a good suspense.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. I love that the reader is part of the investigation. I would love to read Lisa and Macs story. Love that they have a mutual attraction for each other. Great review Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Maryann. And yes, I really enjoyed being thrown into the investigation along with Mac and Lisa. Good luck.

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  4. Sounds like a good one. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  5. Oh my goodness! I want to read this one too!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm not surprised, Amy. It's such a great read. Good luck.

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  6. Wow, 70 pages on the edge of my seat! And, I love shows like NCIS. Count me in!
    melissa(dot)snoopy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. I enjoyed that kind of casework vibe, but there's plenty of personal stuff as well. And the author introduces us to Mac's brothers who will be heroes in their own right as the series progresses. Good luck, Melissa.

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  7. Irene Hannon is always at the top of my romantic-suspense go-to read list. Can't wait to read this newest one!! carriemschmidt(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know, I don't even read the blurb on the back of her books, I just scoop 'em up. Good luck, Carrie.

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  8. Buried Secrets sounds like a great book. I haven't read any of Irene Hannon's books yet and this one sounds like it would be a great one to start with.

    Blessings,

    Tammi

    dandtdearing@earthlink.net

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    1. Gasp! No Irene Hannon yet? Well, this is a great place to start because it's the first of a new series. Good luck.

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  9. How could I NOT want to read this after a review like that? Thanks, Kav. You should be on the author's payroll:)
    cregnier(at)twinvalley(dot)net

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  10. Oh, I love the sound of this one! Romantic sparks and supsense... :) Please add me.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're added, Merry. Good luck.

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  11. I do like a good mystery & this sounds so good! !
    dkstevensne AT outlookDoTC Om

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    1. It definitely is, Deanna. Good luck.

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  12. Your great review makes me want to read Buried Secrets. I'm not sure I've read anything yet by Irene Hannon but this sounds like a terrific book I shouldn't miss.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's definitely a good place to start. Good luck. Pam.

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  13. Hi Kav. Great review. Love Castle and also NCIS too. But like Criminal as second. This books sounds so suspenseful I would to love and read it. Thanks for that chance.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Thanks,Maxie. Good luck...and you're brave, Criminal Minds is too creepy for me!

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  14. i like that the reader becomes part of the investigation.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I really like that angle too, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  15. Wow, thanks for this awesome giveaway. I love Irene Hannon's Private Justice series and have been wanting to read this book since I first heard that it was coming out.
    bekaboobear(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's such an awesome author I don't want to miss any of her books. Good luck Rebekah.

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  16. Kav this sounds like a good book. I would like to read it. please put my name in. Thanks! Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You're in the draw, Maxie. Good luck.

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  17. Got to LOVE Irene Hannon and when a book makes me feel a part of it all...it is such a treasure. This is why I read suspense. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks Kav!
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's brilliant, Kelly, just like the author. Good luck.

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  18. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  19. I have read all of Irene's books, and would love to add this to my collection, thanks,

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    1. She's an awesome author, isn't she? Good luck, Karen.

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  20. I love Irene's books ... can't wait to read this one. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  21. I could have sworn I commented on this post a couple days ago... Anyway, I hope it isn't too late to enter the giveaway. I am so excited to read this book-- it sounds like such a good one and Irene Hannon is a great author! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  22. Heard such great things about this book! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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