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Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. Hate mail was one thing. This was quite another. Radio talk show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her pot-stirring on-air commentary and interviews. But now it seems a disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to express their displeasure. When a suspicious package arrives on her doorstep, Eve turns to law enforcement for help. Police detective Brent Lange can't find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he's convinced they're connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve's voice silenced—permanently. But unless he can track down her elusive foe, the gutsy woman who is willing to take risks for what she believes— and who is swiftly winning his heart—may not survive.
Who wants Eve
Beside the evil lurking, and surprises, yes big ones, there is the love of family. Sister's there for one another that will warm your heart and put a smile on your face.
There is also the beginnings of an attraction between the victim Eve and the detective Brent, but most of all these people show a great faith in God.
This is suspense at it's finest!
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It is a Christian based book in that many of the characters are Christian's but I
Lots of action and suspense in this book and there is room for more backstory and adventures to come in future books by this author in this series.
I received an arc for this book with the hope of an honest review.
I was introduced to Irene Hannonâ€™s writing earlier this year with her romantic Hope Harbor series â€“
I have not had the pleasure of reading Hannonâ€™s previous romantic suspense/suspense novels. But, after reading this, I am definitely going to have save my money to get them.
â€śPoint of Dangerâ€ť is the first in Irene Hannonâ€™s Triple Threat series. This is radio host Eve Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s story. And, from the pictures on the authorâ€™s social media accounts, it looks like the second book will be Cateâ€™s story.
While the cover is slightly underwhelming and doesnâ€™t stand out â€“ that is a ruse for this smart, thrilling, unpredictable, edgy read that kept me guessing up until the end with multiple suspects that is realistically written with todayâ€™s hot issues at the forefront. Hannonâ€™s use of relatively short chapters made this an easy to read, page-turner that I could not put down!
The plot was surprising in that Hannon tackles the tough â€śconservativeâ€ť view with Eveâ€™s show despite the current climate, and there are â€śsomeâ€ť political comments in chapter one (1). This quickly turns into what could very well be a more realistic story rather than fiction. That is this novelâ€™s greatest weakness, BUT, it also its greatest strength, despite coming out at such a time as we are in. Still, the authorâ€™s courage and tenacity to tackle this radiates into her main characterâ€™s strengths.
Hannon doesnâ€™t shy away from the abortion debate, discrimination, a hotly debated racial shooting, or Antifa. She keeps the pot stirring going up until the thrilling end.
There are also potential triggers with domestic violence inferences and a miscarriage reference.
Starting off with a â€śbombâ€ť threat, most of the story is devoted to how Eve dodges her â€śstalkerâ€ť with the help of Detective Brent Lange. And, it was easy to see right from the beginning that a romance was budding. However, business does come first. And, even if it didnâ€™t, the reader will see Brentâ€™s reluctance.
The two donâ€™t have time for romance anyway as they are as dodging the stalker(s) and trying to find him (them).
Hannonâ€™s cast of characters left me with several suspects â€“ no less than eight (8) â€“ three (3) women and five (5) men. It honestly felt like a game of clue. And, readers will be surprised at the twist that the author throws in there regarding the stalker(s) â€“ one I did see coming and another that I didnâ€™t see coming. She also takes a dual shift with the stalker â€“ is there more than one after Eve? Are they working together or separately?
The mysterious texts between â€śDanâ€ť and â€śAlâ€ť were interesting and added to the intrigue faction. Though they were aliases for the real people. I did want to see more of what connected â€śDanâ€ť to â€śAlâ€ť, as well as their motives. Iâ€™m hoping that the next book will wrap up that conclusion.
There was a phrase used in this that my mom raised me with â€“ â€śactions speak louder than wordsâ€ť, which is so true. And, this is demonstrated throughout the book by almost everyone.
Hannon equally balanced the subtle attacks on Eve to the budding romance between her and Brent. Each chapter is one step closer to the main build up. And, Hannon does this in such a manner that it doesnâ€™t feel forced, hurried, or lagging. Eveâ€™s morality, given her views, is called into question â€“ but she easily tackles it with a realistic and believable explanation.
One of the detectives states something about enjoying logical puzzles with solutions versus irrational people. I really enjoyed that perspective. And, it was an interesting nugget in this story.
I absolutely loved this novel and didnâ€™t want to walk away from it. Iâ€™m going to be eagerly (overly so) for the next novel in this series.
As this is distributed by a Christian/faith-themed publisher, there are references to God, prayer, talks about faith. These are not central to the plot and in no way (given the tone of the novel) preaching to the reader. This is a â€śclean readâ€ť with no foul language or sex scenes.
Fans of the authorâ€™s romantic suspense line and those who enjoy the genre in general will more than likely enjoy this read.
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I have read one other book by Irene Hannon in a very genre. So much so, that I thought it was a new author. This book is just as good as the other
The only editing errors I really noticed was the misuse of the word I instead of me. Otherwise, the editing was very well done. This is important to me as a poorly edited book can ruin a very good story.
I give this a 4 out of 5 star rating and would recommend this book to my friends.
I received this book from the publisher for my honest review.
This is an awesome book. It is fast paced and full of action, suspense and mystery. I did not see the ending coming at all. The story has strong characters that hold true to their beliefs. I liked how Eve and Brent worked their Christian beliefs into their conversation. I especially enjoyed the relationship Eve has with her sisters and how it contrasts Brent's family dynamics.
received a copy of this story through Revell Reads Bloggers Program, this is my honest review.
very much. I have found a new author and looking forward to reading more
of her books.
Hannon excels at recognizing and incorporating contentious issues into #Point of Danger# without over-politicizing them. Given that I read this in the days before the 2020 presidential election, that#s saying something. Heroine Eve Reilly, host of her own radio talk show, does seem to me to be a bit over-idealized; although I admire her character, she is written without any true flaws, and that makes her less realistic to me as a reader. The police detective, Brent Lange, on the other hand, not only has demonstrable flaws but also is willing to acknowledge them. The secondary characters are well-drawn, and their motivations authentic. As the plot wrapped up, I found myself completely taken aback by where things went, and I consider that a success on the author#s part. I appreciate Hannon#s positive representation of the police in this story, as well as Eve#s conservative viewpoints, which are clear but still respectfully presented.
At its heart, #Point of Danger# offers readers a glimpse into love found at the intersection of hope and fear. Whether it can or will prevail depends on learning to trust and to not give in to fear. As one of the characters advises, #In the end, though, you have to let people do what they#re called to do and put the rest in God#s hands. Once you manage that, life is much less stressful.#
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Eve Reilly, a call-in radio show host, has a strong conservative stand which accounts for her fabulous numbers in the polls. People love to be able to give their opinions without worrying about repercussions - after all, itâ€™s a radio show, so you can be at least a
The author has done a fabulous job of creating more twists than one can possibly figure out, certainly the mark of an incredible story! The threats become more frequent, the possible perpetrator list grows and Detective Brent Lange still has no leads that can be substantiated. Will this culminate in Eve being injured or even killed? If this is book 1 in the Triple Threat series, you certainly donâ€™t want to miss the next one!
I loved how Eve stood strong in her convictions through it all, giving strength to those around her, even though she was the intended victim. As the reader, I have to wonder if I would have the courage to stand up for myself and what I believe in.....
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In this book we meet SO many characters but the main ones are Eve Reilly and Brent Lange. Eve is a conservative radio talk show host. She is outspoken and has no qualms whatsoever to tell it like it is. Brent is attracted to Eve but keeps his guard up as he has some issues from a past relationship that he is trying to come to terms to. He is definitely not a guy that wears his heart on his sleeve.
The relationship between them moved in a manner that I would find very realistic. This story has SO many twists and turns! Just when I think I have it all figured out something else came up. It was awesome!! Definitely kept you reading. When the mastermind was revealed I was a little shocked. I must admit by that point I had my suspicions but still was kind of shocking the way it all played out.
Overall this was a great story!! It also is very relevant with todays current events in our society. It did leave me wondering about some characters so I am hoping that we will get to see some of their stories in the second book, which will be about Eve's sister Cate, releasing next year!
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I received a copy of the book to read, the review is mine.
Author Irene Hannon knows how to draw readers in, allow them to form their conclusions, and then completely blow their theories out of the water! This is an enjoyable first book in her new Triple Threat series and I look forward to reading what is ahead for Eve's sister Cate.
I recommend Point of Danger to all who enjoy romantic suspense and I give it 4 stars!
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Author: Irene Hannon
My rating is 3 out of 5 stars.
Eve Reilly is the host of her own conservative radio talk show. She is a Christian and has no problem broadcasting her beliefs on air. She has the usual detractors
Detective Brent Lange is the detective assigned to Eveâ€™s case. He is immediately attracted to her but does his best to keep a level head as this is his first case as a detective after serving ten years on the force. He thinks the threats to Eve are much more serious than she gives them credit for. He is determined to keep Eve safe as the threats to her grow more and more dangerous. He tells her he isnâ€™t the man for a relationship due to his past, but his heart disagrees.
This was an okay novel. As much as I tried, I just couldnâ€™t connect with the characters. I liked Eveâ€™s courage and willingness to stand up for her beliefs, her compassion and caring for her elderly neighbor, her relationship with her sisters. I want to escape the real world when I pick up a book, but this one brought the real-world politics right back to center stage. I would have liked more mystery to the story. I will get the second book in the series in hopes that there is an improvement. I have read many of this authorâ€™s books and have always enjoyed them, but this one for me just didnâ€™t fill the bill.
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Not only were the main characters intriguing , but the secondary characters were fun to get to know as well. Although I won't go in to detail on them to save any spoilers from leaking out. The main female character, Eve Reilly, doesn't hold back on her radio talk show regarding her stance and opinions. She's not only strong in her beliefs but also in her resolve to fix up her bungalow on her own. Her strength and determination shine throughout developing her character. Secondary characters are just as well developed and fun to get to know, from her sisters to her sweet neighbor.
Being from St. Louis, I don't always enjoy reading about my hometown because any inaccuracy pops out. But Irene Hannnon did an excellent job portraying the neighborhood, architecture and local hotspots throughout. Ted Drewes custard is truly all that it's cracked up to be!
Point of Danger is an excellent read! It would make for a great book club pick as well. There are plenty of discussion topics that could come from the pages. If you like Dee Henderson, Colleen Coble or Nancy Mehl, you will enjoy Irene Hannon's suspense novels!
I was hooked the minute someone finds a package on their doorstep ticking. Iâ€™m pretty sure I
Being a conservative radio personality has its perks but it also brings out people who disagree with her views. The hate mail she gets is suspicious as whoever it is starts to get more aggressive. I think itâ€™s time to get the police involved and catch this person.
Brent is called in to investigate and soon realizes the escalation is getting out of hand. Can he save Eve before she is silenced forever? The action never stops as the two try to stay one step ahead of danger. There is a bit of romance that doesnâ€™t overshadow the story. Some may wonder if the views presented in the story by Eve were more personal but I think the story is just a look at what might happen when someone disagrees with political views. Overall a good story with a great ending.
I received a copy of this book from Librarything Early Readers Program. The review is my own opinion.
I won the second book of this series in a give-away and have already read that prior to reading this one. Hannon also keeps most of
It did grab my attention from page 1 and keep me turning the pages. I like the idea of a radio personality not being afraid to point out things like "you preach tolerance, but only if we agree with your view". I like the sisters and their closeness.
I've read a lot of Hannon's books lately, and it seems her current M.O. is to create a family with 3 children (3 brothers, 3 sisters, etc.) so she can write a trilogy where each book features one of the siblings. (This book is Eve's. Book 2 is Cate. That leaves Grace.) Another M.O. is that there's usually a life or death event that wakes one or both of the characters up to the fact that they don't want to lose the other before exploring the love/attraction that's present. Lately, too, she's had multiple perpetrators acting at the same time--Which can make it hard for readers to figure out "whodunit". (As one of my friends would say, it's not a traditional mystery where the reader has all the clues needed to solve the crime if he/she can string them together.)
The Al and Dan threw me a bit. I had, at one point, thought that one character had the opportunity but didn't see how it fit with that. I got the three high school buddies confused easily--probably because we mostly see them using their nicknames. I suspected one of them but turned out to be wrong in what I suspected him of doing.
We don't really find out what happened to Meg and/or Steve. Steve has charges against him but we don't see his trial or if his lawyer talks him into a plea. We know Meg left Steve but then, we never see her again (at least in this book).
Brent Lange is a beat cop of ten years who is in his first year as a detective. He lands his biggest case yet with the Eve Reilly harassment case. He finds her attractive but will maintain a distance from her until the case is over, so he tells himself. That doesnâ€™t last too long as the danger to Eve escalates and he wants to keep her safe. He traces down even the remotest of leads in an effort to solve the case, but the danger to Eve keeps growing. Can he find the culprit before serious harm confronts Eve?
I liked Eveâ€™s spunkiness and passion for her beliefs. She unashamedly stands up for what she holds dear. She and Brent share a faith in God that they incorporate in their everyday lives. It isnâ€™t evident only on Sunday. They also serve their community by giving of their time to help others. I admired Eveâ€™s dedicated to keeping up with the political landscape, constitution rights and other government issues (a full-time job in itself). I look forward to reading about Eveâ€™s sister Cate in the next book in the series, Labyrinth of Lies.