Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thin Ice

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
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.

My Review:

The kind of book you want to savor but it's so good you end up barreling through it only to find yourself disgruntled at the other end because it was over way too fast. A word of readerly advice: Don't be a greedy guts like me -- try to pace yourself so you can enjoy this literary journey longer.

Hannon beguiled me with her intriguing suspense. A real edge-of-your-seater and definitely creepy in places. I went into a tailspin when I discovered it has a figure skating connection. Sqqqueeeeaaalll. I love it when two of my favourite things collide like that.

Gripping from the very first page, the author pairs a cunning suspense with delicious romance. And I do mean delicious. There's no doubt that Lance is attracted to Christy from their very first meet but he's professional enough to hold those emotions in check. Christy is just as intrigued by the handsome FBI agent and it isn't long before their encounters deepen into friendship with the promise of something more once the case is solved. The crackle of electricity that snaps between them is so much fun to read. Superb dialogue deepen that connection and create romantic distraction from the sinister actions of a twisted individual. If I wasn't swoon-shivering I was fear-shivering. A delightfully deadly combination for a romantic suspense.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Thin Ice 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 May 8 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. I've heard great things about this one. LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. They are all true, Susan. Good luck!

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  2. You've got me wondering who is in the grave and where is the sister? Sounds like a suspense book I would enjoy!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It keeps you on your toes for sure. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. Oh my, what an interesting sounding story!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. It really is. Just breathtaking. Good luck, Wendy.

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  4. I love Irene Hannon's suspenses. This one is at the top of my list to read this year. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She's one of my favourites too. Good luck, Loraine.

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  5. Have not had a chance to read any of her books yet. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Ooohhh -- you're in for a treat once you get a chance. Good luck, Kim.

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  6. I haven't read any of Irene's books, but this one sounds so fascinating. I love ice skating too! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I've been waiting for a combo of suspense and figure skating. It's a likely pairing in my eyes. LOL Good luck, Karen.

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  7. Oooh! Sound GREAT! I'm in the mood for a good thriller right now. And this one sounds amazing!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. You'll love it. Good luck, J.C.

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  8. I haven't read this author, but after reading this review that needs to change. Sounds so good! It's now on my "must read" list. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh, yes it does. Good luck, Pam.

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  9. I liked that Irene kept the romance to a minimum & the suspense on the forefront. That's mainly why I read this genre, for the suspense factor. Don't get me wrong, I do love a romance but when you have an intense story like this, there are just some things in the romance department that wouldn't fit. You can certainly feel the sparks flying & that anticipation building though :-) I agreed with your review Kav, you hit the nail on head!

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    1. Well said, Trixi. Love the unhurried romantic development in Irene's books. Suspense takes precedence when it needs to but there's always the sweet promise of romance to come.

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  10. I've heard Irene Hannon's suspense books are really good but I haven't yet read any of them. Your review makes me think I need to. Thanks for the chance to win Thin Ice.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh, yes you do, Pam. Good luck.

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  11. Irene Hannin is a master of suspense. I would love this one. Thank you, Kav, for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  12. Great review, Kav! Thanks for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  13. I love reading romantic suspense and your review tells me I just found a new author. Awesome.
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Ohhhhhh, you will love her. Good luck, Diane.

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  14. I just picked up the paperback of the first book in this series last week. I'm plugging my nose and diving head first into the creepy. Wish me luck. :) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Actually this one is creepier so you should be fine, Terrill. I hope. Bwahahahaha! Good luck!

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    2. Oh, that's just great! haha

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  15. Believe it or not, I don't think I've read one of Hannon's books yet. Throw my name in the hat, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Seriously??????? And you a lover of suspense. Goodness, you are in for a treat. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  16. I have wanting to read this one for quite awhile! What a fantastic nail biting review, Kav! Love figure skating, suspense, and romantic sparks flying everywhere!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It's such an awesome read, Diana. Good luck!

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  17. Irene Hannon is one of my favorite suspense writers! I've been looking forward to reading this book since
    it came out, and it doesn't sound like it will disappoint in the least!! Thanks for another great review, Kav. ~Alison

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    1. Oops! Forgot to put my email!

      nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I always enjoy Irene Hannon's books. This one sounds very intriguing. Thanks, Kav, for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Okay, I'm in love with your review. Now I can't wait to read the book. :-D
    Thanks for the offer!
    mbaaij(at)hetnet(dot)nl

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    1. LOL -- you shouldn't wait. Everyone should read it now. Good luck, Marian.

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  20. I loved this book. I'm a greedy reader too, who read it fast and wished I had slowed down, but what's a reader to do, LOL? I can't wait for the next book, Tangled Web, I believe the name is.

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    1. Ohhhh -- like the title, Tangled Web. That is something to look forward to. Love that you race through a good read as well. Such a conundrum for us -- relish it fast or savor it slow?

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  21. LittlemisslydiaATgmailDOTcom
    I definitely know that mixed up feeling of disappointment and happiness when a great book finishes itself too soon!
    Thanks, Lydia

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    1. Thankfully there's always the hope of a new favourite book on the horizon. Good luck, Lydia.

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  22. I only have read a few of Irene Hannon's books, but from what I've read I'm a huge fan!
    mpturner96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's an amazing author. Love her suspense especially. Good luck, Megan.

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