Monday, October 8, 2018

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon

I enjoyed this romantic suspense. Hannon gives readers a good balance of character development mixed with episodes of action.

I really appreciate the international aspect of the plot. Kristen operates a fair trade shop, helping support people in third world countries. Little does she know that some of her products contain hidden items used by a domestic terrorist cell to fund their operations.

The emphasis of the novel, however, seems to be romance. The periodic action does well to propel the romance along. The first, a murder in Kristen's shop, brings a handsome man into the story. Luke is an able St. Louis police detective but finds himself seriously attracted to Kristen. I like how Hannon gave Luke enough sense to temper his feelings toward Kristen until the case is closed. But the case is not closed until there is a good bit of page turning suspense at the end.

I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a well plotted character driven romantic suspense.

You can download an excerpt here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Her books have won three RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's Hall of Fame. Her other awards include National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best, Carols, and Reviewers' Choice. She is also a two time Christy Award finalist. You can find out more at

Revell, 416 pages.                Photo Credit: ©

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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