Sunday, April 26, 2015

Suspense Fiction Review: Irene Hannon's Buried Secrets

Irene Hannon is a master suspense writer, but she has one interesting trait that could be construed as a flaw: She spends half her book telling the story from the villain's point of view. This provides an interesting character study, but in Buried Secrets it means following around a woman who does everything for a big promotion. It doesn't sound that interesting, and knowing the mystery takes away from suspense, but Hannon's perfect writing style is worth the continued read. In fact, this is the second book by Irene Hannon I have read, and although I get tired of the "coincidence rules the day" "immediate attraction" of the romance, Buried Secrets did an okay job of character development and chemistry. And, surprisingly, Hannon once again manages to up the suspense at the end of her novel with a life-or-death situation. Now, if only Hannon could learn to narrow down on her point of views. The two leads plus villain works well enough, the others are unnecessary.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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