Irene Hannon is a new author to me. I’m always happy to read new authors, and love to read genres that I typically wouldn’t just grab off the shelf. Buried Secrets is the first in a new series “Men of Valor”
Lisa Grant has had enough of life in Chicago as a homicide detective, and has traded it in to become the chief of police in a lovely small town. She is content with the routine policing until a construction crew discovers a skeleton at a site they are working on. As it is discovered there is more to this burial than first meets the eye, Lisa’s routine policing takes on a very different tone.
Enter ex-Navy SEAL, Mac McGregor a detective sent to help unravel the case. He also manages to unravel Lisa a little. As they work together, it is predictably soon that both begin to think about each other as more than colleagues.
As we learn of the events that brought about the demise of our victim, see the lengths the killer will go to in order to not have the truth revealed – it reminded me of other mysteries where one controlling person can manipulate situations to their favour at any costs.
The story itself is engaging, although I was reminded why I don’t read “romance” genre books. I find them too predictable. Thankfully this book was categorized Romance Suspense, and the suspense piece of the writing made up for the very predictable budding romance.
I never fail to be surprised at the varying levels of Faith that can be included in a book to have it be part of the Christian Publishing World. Yes, the main characters both are God centred in their lifestyles, nowhere in the writing would a person who is looking to grow in, or explore a relationship with Jesus, find any encouragement or challenge.
That aside, it was a good read – with a great conclusion to the mystery at hand.
Thank you to Nuts about Books, and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this book. I was given a free book in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.