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January 28, 2016

Thin Ice {Irene Hannon}

Thin Ice {Irene Hannon}
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.

My Thoughts:
I admit that this one started a bit slow for me, but quickly picked up the pace. Around chapter four, it really hit a stride and I simply could not put it down until I finished.

We first meet Christy as she is discovering that her sister has died in a house fire. We learn that her parents also recently died, and Christy is learning to cope. Then the letter arrives that shows that it was not the sister in the burning house, and then this story gets so exciting. My heart went out to Christy with all her loss and heartache, and then watching her rollercoaster as she learns that her sister may not be dead.

Lance won my heart immediately. He is a rookie FBI with a military background, but seems like a genuine good guy. He pretty much falls for Christy the moment he first lays eyes on her, and I found myself hoping the two of them would end up together.

As Lance and Christy work together to piece together the mystery of the sister’s staged death, Christy’s life becomes endangered. This, along with tragic events in Lance’s life, seems to equally push them together and pull them apart. I was on the edge of my seat as things seemed to unfold with Christy and the man that had been taunting her, but I could hardly stand the suspense of feelings that also lingered between her and Lance.

This book was so captivating and a great suspense story. Put it on your reading list.

Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, long walks, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.

To learn more about Irene and her books, visit

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