Thursday, January 10, 2013



by Irene Hannon

About the book (from the back cover):

Reporter Moira Harrison is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. When a lone figure suddenly appears in the beam of her headlights, Moira slams on her brakes - but it's too late. She feels the solid thump against the side of her car before crashing into a tree on the far side of the road. A man opens her door, tells her he saw everything, and promises to call 911. Then the world fades to black. When she comes to, she is alone. No man. No 911. No injured person. But she can't forget the look of terror she saw on that face in the instant before her headlights swung away. And she can't get anyone to believe her story - except maybe a handsome ex-homicide detective turned private eye, who reluctantly agrees to take on the case. As clues begin to surface, it becomes obvious that someone doesn't want this mystery solved - and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret.

My take:

I really, really liked this book! I have read several of Irene Hannon's other books, namely her Guardians of Justice series (see my reviews here and here) and loved them, so I knew I probably wouldn't be disappointed upon reading her latest book, which is also the beginning of her new series Private Justice. From the very beginning, Hannon drew me in with Moira's story. She opens the book with the main character, Moira Harrison, being lost on a dark, stormy road. I hate being lost, especially when it is dark out, so I identified strongly with Moira from the beginning.

As her story continued to unfold, I was truly mystified as to how everything was going to turn out. Who was the mysterious figure on the side of the road? And who was the guy who stopped by without calling 911? I also enjoyed the story line between Cal Burke (the private investigator) and Moira. I found myself yelling at the book at one point when Moira did something I considered incredibly stupid. This is the stuff of great suspense, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel. I would rate this one a "5" and can't wait to read the next books in the series.

About the author: Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the CBA bestsellersAgainst All OddsAn Eye for an EyeIn Harm's Way and Fatal Judgment. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America (she’s a five-time finalist), the HOLT Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier award, and two Reviewer's Choice Awards from Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine. She lives in Missouri. For more information about Irene and her books, visit her website

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. When I first heard about this book, I thought, "Holly's going to read this one!" Sure enough! I still haven't read any of her books, but I think I should!

  2. Yes, you should! Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors now!