Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell Books
Source: Publisher Provided
Publication Date: 2016
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Series: Men of Valor, book 3
Genre: Fiction; Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5
REVIEW | Recuperating from a traumatic event is all Dana wants out of her off-the-grid haven. An editor by trade, her refuge – a cabin left to her by her grandfather, is soon the target of vandalism. Furthermore, her life is disrupted by the arrival of Finn McGregor; a seasoned Army Ranger recovering from scars (both physical and emotional) of his own. Though she didn’t plan for it, before long Finn becomes the person she relies most on. Similarly, Dana in Finn’s life becomes the person who helps him open up and heal. But with two such different paths before them, their separate lives and the danger that lurks, what does fate have in store for them?
Every book I read by Irene impresses. This one is no different. The final in her Men of Valor series, which chronicles the lives of three brothers, Tangled Webs tells Finn McGregor’s tale, the youngest. Though I don’t think I’ve read the first book (Buried Secrets) of the series, this book continues with the jovial, good-natured teasing between the brothers. The close-knit relationship Hannon establishes between the siblings is what threads each of the stories together which otherwise operate as singular mysteries.
This one is less about twisty fears because it’s a mystery that reveals itself to us, the reader, early on. It then shifts the case as an “outside” view as we expereience Finn and Dana puzzle over it. In that way, there’s very little suspense building throughout the 300+ pages. Regardless, this is no way hampers the writing or storytelling. In fact, depending on the kind of reader you are, this may be a plus considering this allows for greater development with the characters. Their lives and romantic relationship doesn’t feel as if it takes a backseat to the mystery, which I appreciated. So many mysteries focus on the danger over the believability of a strong romantic connection.
What mystery is incorporated is enough. It will suit our desire for something to puzzle out while doubling as a great study in character. With every mystery her name graces, Hannon writes about new challenges and new characters sure to intrigue. If you like books with this impressive balance of two genres, check this one out. If you’re a fan of authors like Lynette Eason or Dani Petrrey, don’t miss Tangled Webs. It’s going to be an ideal for your next weekend read.
Synopsis: After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn’t on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own.
Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana’s foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action–ready or not.
Bestselling author Irene Hannon draws readers into a web of psychological suspense where danger lurks in dark corners . . . and keeps them captive until the very last page. – Goodreads
Coming Next from Irene Hannon: Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has zero time for romance–but the handsome ex-con she enlists to help her with a wayward teen may convince her to make time for love. – Goodreads, April 2017
Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book.
Review text is © Rissi JC and first appeared on Finding Wonderland (Dreaming Under the Same Moon), RissiWrites.com