Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Trapped by Irene Hannon

(Private Justice, #2)
by Irene Hannon
Adult Christian Romantic Suspense
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.22
Published by: Fleming H. Revell Company 
Published on: October 1, 2013
Pages: 393

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

When librarian Laura Griffin's sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous--it's deadly. 

Chilling and at times terrifying, "Trapped" is the latest thrilling read from Irene Hannon, the queen of romantic suspense. Hannon outdoes herself with this fast-paced tale of fear, deception, and just the right dose of romance. 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

An overview of the Novel: Laura Griffin's life as a librarian might be boring, but her world gets turned upside down when her sixteen year old half-sister Darcy goes missing. Laura is terrified that Darcy will get in over her head on the streets and what could happen to her if she's not found and so she hires PI James Devlin to find her.

PI James Devlin has taken a lot of cases and has had a lot clients, but something about Laura gets under his skin and that's a risk he's not sure he's willing to take. He loved somebody before and that caused her everything, not too mention she's a client and strictly forbidden.

But as the two of them begin searching for Darcy, they find that her disappearance might just be more dangerous than they thought. They are racing against the clock to save her and time is running out. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I have read every single suspense novel that Irene Hannon has ever published and have almost all of them on my bookshelf. To say I had high expectations for this book would be an understatement.

This one was probably one of my favorites that I have ever read by Hannon. Yes, Hannon's stories are pretty predictable in the fact that I also knew that there was going to be a romance between the PI and client. 

However for me that didn't distract from how much I enjoyed the novel. It was fast-paced and I loved that we got insights from Darcy throughout the novel as well. This novel was full of suspense and intrigue and I absolutely adored it. This novel reminded me why Hannon is one of my favorite authors and about why she's always on the top of my to-buy list. 

This is a novel that fans of romantic suspense will eat up. It comes highly recommended. 

So why 5 stars? I thought it was absolutely brilliant. I just adored it. Perfect blend of suspense and romance. 

Can I read the series out of order? Each novel is about somebody else. Yes, you can read it out of order. The people from the first novel are mentioned in the second, but you could read this one first without any problems. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. 

The Wrap-up: Like I said absolutely brilliant. This novel is one of my favorites in the romantic suspense genre and will be sitting on my shelf soon enough. Hannon at her best. 


Danica Page

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