Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thin Ice

Thin Ice
Irene Hannon

I really enjoy Irene Hannon's books. They are always action packed and full of intrigue, and Thin Ice is no exception! From the first chapter when former Olympic ice skater Christy Reed arrives at her sister's house only to find it totally engulfed in flames to the final scene, Hannon creates a riveting story that makes the book hard to put down.

Of course I especially enjoy that her books are set in the St. Louis area -- it's always fun to read about familiar landmarks!

The antagonist in this story seemed just a bit over the top, but then again he's crazy, right? I found myself disbelieving the storyline a bit at the climax of the book, but it didn't ruin the overall appeal of the story.

I fully enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for anyone who likes suspense laced with romance. And I plan to read every book Irene writes in the future!


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.


Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, two Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as a top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011. In addition, she is a two-time Christy award finalist.

Irene holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, and in
 her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing.  When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.