Buried Secrets


 When a body buried over twenty years ago is exposed by a construction crew, local small-town police chief Lisa Grant is joined by Mac McGregor, a county detective sent to assist her with the case. As they work together to determine the identity of the victim as well as who buried the body, the evidence accumulates and things begin to heat up – both the case and a mutual attraction between Lisa and Mac.

As I have come to expect from Hannon’s earlier novels, the plot of “Buried Secrets” is filled with twists and surprises along with danger, suspense, and romance. Characters are well developed. I particularly liked the integrity shown by Mac and Lisa in their determination to wait until after the case is solved to pursue a personal relationship. The villain of the story is revealed fairly early on so that is not a surprise but the lengths this person goes to to avoid being connected to the case is more than enough to keep readers involved in the story.

“Buried Secrets” is an excellent romantic suspense that held my attention throughout. For those who enjoy contemporary Christian romantic suspense, this is definitely a book not to miss.

This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


They both wanted quieter, safer lives.
But crime never sleeps . . .
and killers keep killing.

After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn’t want this dead person telling any tales–and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.

“The queen of inspirational romantic suspense” (Library Journal) is at the top of her game with this riveting new series.

“An excellent suggestion for inspirational fiction fans as well as readers who enjoy Mary Higgins Clark’s subtly chilling brand of suspense.”
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Read an excerpt from “Buried Secrets” HERE.


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Irene HannonJustice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers’ Choice Award, a Booksellers’ Best Award, and a National Readers’ Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com