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Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. HTML: As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she's fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying. Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigueand in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly, scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die... including Kristin? Three-time RITA Award-winner and "queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn't disappoint in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion..
I guessed who the lead was long before the author revealed it. That's not my norm, so either the author didn't do much to conceal it or I'm on to this author's plot tricks. Either is possible since I have enjoyed Hannon's books in the past.
I liked the characters. I liked the long-time friendship between Colin, Rick, and Kristin--a friendship that they've taken care to preserve and that is impervious to one of them getting married. It's nice that they're friendship is such that it can expand to include others such as Luke and Trish. Friendships like that are rare but beautiful and are to be cherished. The characters seemed to have many life events to juggle in their lives, which seems realistic to me.
It's refreshing to read suspense where there isn't an "obligatory-to-the-genre" bedroom scene between nonmarried characters. Hannon proves that it can be done. I will definitely read more of her books in the future.
Note: I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.
Itâs a satisfying thriller, but it misses greatness. The âgood guyâ characters are well drawn and interesting, and from very early on I cared what happened to them. Initially, I was drawn into the mystery as well. What was the motive for the killings? How does Kristenâs shop tie into it? The downside comes with the villains. The identity of the mastermind, âAmirâ, was obvious very early on. Rather than making him complex, he never really rose above the level of a stock âevil-middle-eastern-terrorist-who-can-only-be-defeated-by-God-Fearing-Americans.â He felt more like a cartoon evildoer than a true menace. Also, the dramatic conclusion, while certainly thrilling at points, did at times feel melodramatic. This was not to the extent that I ended up not enjoying the story, but I was hoping for more.
This is definitely worth picking up for a quick, exciting read with a healthy dose of romance, but it probably wonât end up on the keeper shelf.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author Irene Hannon DELIVERS AGAIN. This christian romance suspense novel is full of the fast pace thrilling action coupled with those moments of tender drama that we love. Hidden Peril has it all. Second in a
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Hidden Peril centers around a little shop named WorldCraft dedicated to selling fair trade goods from around the world. The owner Kristin Dane, walks
I loved the book. I stayed up very late just to finish it. I liked the archeology and history. I liked the plot and the characters involved. This book has less Christianity than her other stories. It's there just not very prevalent. This book is number two in Code of Honor series, but it reads well on its own.
Author: Irene Hannon
Year: October 2018
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Kristen Dane is a good friend of the other two members of the Treehouse Gang. Each member is in a different career, but their bond is strong. When Kristen learns that a
The man who comes to the scene and try to gather clues is a new Detective on the force and covering for Kristen friend Colin while he is on his honeymoon. Kristenâs heart as well as the detective named Luke are attracted to each other instantly though neither is aware of the others thoughts or feelings. Luke was married and is now widowed. He tries to guard his heart so that he doesnât mix business with personal relationships. Becca is his sister and she is trying to encourage Luke to allow someone to love him and be close to him.
Book two has a lot of action, adventure and danger that really will keep people glued to the book. I cannot wait for the third book and wonder how the author is going to build that story. All I know is that Irene Hannon is quite an accomplished story writer. In this sequel, there is a beautiful romance building and a great example of having boundaries to protect the heart and relationship until after marriage.
I sat and read the book in one sitting; I couldnât put it down! So, if you havenât read the first book, then catch up so that when book two is released in October of this year, your appetite will be ready for what is coming and trust me it is outstanding!
So, I totally read that in 8 hours after getting the approval email from Netgalley . . . While not as suspenseful as some of Hannon's previous works, this one kept me reading all day long!
Luke Carter and Kristin Dane are both interesting characters, and I enjoyed getting to know them and
The storyline itself kept me on my toes. A terrorist plot wrapped up in handmade candles from Syria? So unique! The villain was very interesting, but I guessed his identity pretty early on, which took some of the suspense out of it for me. The ending was very action-packed and nail-biting, just the way a climax should be.
Overall, while this is not my favorite of Hannon's, it was still a fun read and worth checking out if you are a lover of romantic suspense!
CONTENT NOTE: Recommended for ages 18 for romance and violence.
FTC disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
This is a read that I felt I could be hearing on the news, it hits all too close to reality, and
While my mind did lock onto who the main culprit was you will have to read to see if you catch on too. With a lot of action here you will not be able to guess what is around the next corner.
We are reunited with the life friends of the Tree House Gang, and I love the relationship they share, and how they are there for one another.
With a bit of sweet romance, and a strong faith in God, you will be wanting to come back soon for another linger into the lives of these characters.
I received this book through LibraryThing, and was not required to give a positive review.
The characters really made Hidden Peril a pleasure to read. They cared about others in real and tangible ways. Both mains, Kristin and Luke, have relationship baggage, but were open to do what it took to heal and move on to what God wanted in their lives. And though the sparks certainly flew between the two, their relationship developed in a steady and realistic way. In fact, the whole novel has great development. The time frame spanned several months, yet the story never dragged or felt rushed. Hannon maintained just the right amount of tension to keep the suspense fresh, even as the police investigation portrayal was realistic. This allowed for more depth and complexity in all the relationships, not just the romance between Kristin and Luke. I really liked that about this book. The terrorism story line was chillingly realistic as well. As always, Hannon wove a faith thread throughout that was also just right; never preachy.
Fans of Hannon will love Hidden Peril. And if you have never read one of her books, you are in for a treat. Though this book is the second in a series, it can be read as a standalone. Just know, you will want to go back and read more of Hannonâs romantic suspense. đ
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