Thursday, September 15, 2011

Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800734572

Review copy provided by the publisher

From the Back Cover:
A stalker with deadly intent . . .
A woman who protects children . . .
An ex-Navy SEAL turned police detective.

Social worker Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children. But now it seems she needs protecting. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, she calls in reinforcements--her police-detective brother, Cole, and his new partner, ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat and the danger intensifies, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Because protecting Alison has become more than a job; his future depends on keeping her safe.

Filled with nail-biting suspense and heart-melting romance, Deadly Pursuit is Irene Hannon's storytelling at its very best.

My take on this book:
I had never read anything by  Irene Hannon until I read the first book in the  Guardian Of Justice series so I was anxious to read "Deadly Pursuit," the second book in the series. I loved this one as much as the first and maybe more. This story centers around Alison Taylor, a social worker whose job of protecting children is something she is passionate about. Her social life has been limited since a car accident caused the break up of a long term relationship, but when  new detective Mitch Morgan  needs a date Alison's brother Cole fixes them up. When they arrive back at Alison's house after the first date they find a boquet of dead flowers on her porch, and Alison admits that she has been receiving what she thought was prank phone calls. Soon things escalate and its up to Alison's brothers and Mitch to keep her safe!  
I really enjoyed the character of Alison, she was someone who was pretty independent or at least as much as she could be with two brothers always looking out for her. It was interesting to see how the stalker slowly progresses to a few prank phone calls to something much more sinister. I love stories that allow us to see things from the stalkers point of view, as twisted as those points of views might be. The relationship that developed between Alison and Mitch added romance to the story, and I found myself enjoying the banter between the two. I love how the author was able to weave a positive christian message into a book that was also filled with page turning suspense where the stalker actually gave me the creeps! Being a huge dog lover I am always excited when an author weaves a dog into the story, and with this one it was Alison's little rescue dog Bert!
If your looking for a gripping, edge of your seat suspense romance that I would also label a bit gritty then your in for a real treat with this one. While it can be read as a stand alone work I highly recommend the first book as well. Its a fantastic series and I can't wait to see where the author takes us next!
"Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been reading much suspense lately, but used to all the time. On a different topic, I love your fall background with the leaves. Part of me is itching to change my blog around, but I still like it so I don't know if I will give in or not!


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