After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not.
Bestselling author Irene Hannon draws readers into a web of psychological suspense where danger lurks in dark corners . . . and keeps them captive until the very last page.
This book starts so slow for me. I felt the entire first half of the book was spent establishing characters and story lines, and while this is important, it seemed to be redundant. Not a lot was happening, and I almost put the book down.
By the mid-way point, however, things started to happen with the characters and the suspense I had been looking for finally arrived. Dana found herself in fear for her life from events happening around her cabin, while Finn found himself spending all of his time protecting Dana and trying to ensure she and her cabin remained safe.
Of course, Finn and Dana both have a back story that has landed them in their secluded residences, and those back stories play an important role in the how each of them handles the threats being made toward Dana.
I enjoyed the love story that also developed between Dana and Finn. While it seemed to move quickly at times, it also escalated at a nice and realistic pace. The relationship that was growing between them made the suspense of the story even more exciting.
I felt the revelation of the source and reason for the threats was a little predictable, but there were some definite surprises tangled within the conclusion of this book. And, of course, there was the question of whether Dana and Finn would end up together when it was all said and done.
Although there were parts of this book I did not enjoy, I thought it was overall a good read. If you are looking for a romantic suspense, it would be a good book for you to put 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 www.irenehannon.com.