Buried Secrets (Men of Valor, Book 1) by Irene Hannon {Romantic Suspense Review & $25 Family Christian Certificate Giveaway}

Buried Secrets (Men of Valor, Book 1) by Irene Hannon

Book review disclosure.

Men of Valor, Book 1
Irene Hannon
Romantic Suspense


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.


My Thoughts

What could be better than a new series from a favorite author? Not much if you ask me! Irene Hannon introduces us to the first of three brothers in Buried Secrets which is book one in her new Men of Valor series. Mac McGregor is an ex-Navy SEAL that has had enough of the crazy life and just wants to settle down, find a wife and raise a family just like his good friend and fellow SEAL Mitch Morgan has. Mac makes the move to Carson, Missouri a suburb of St. Louis where Mitch lives and becomes a detective.

During a routine call Mac meets Lisa Grant. Unfortunately he doesn't realize that she is the Chief of Police and winds up sticking his foot in his mouth. Because of that their relationship gets off to a bit of a rocky start. Luckily the case that they are working on together keeps them in contact enough to let the attraction between them blossom.

The case that they are working on is a cold one. They don't have much to go on except some human bones that have been uncovered and a mysterious stone. But that doesn't stop the tenacious Chief Grant. She has the nose of a bloodhound and is determined to see this mystery solved.

One of the interesting things that I really like about this book is that you know right from the beginning how those bones got there and who aided in getting them there. The story that unfolds is fascinating as you watch the detectives unravel the mystery and the subjects scramble to cover up their deeds. Irene does a masterful job of keeping the story racing along to an exciting conclusion. 

The next book in the series is about Lance McGregor, Mac's younger brother. The teaser at the end of this book is so enticing. It is scheduled to come out in the Spring of 2016. I can hardly wait!

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Irene Hannon
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  1. I would purchase something for my mom for Mother's Day!

  2. I would probably buy something for myself. Not that I need to add to my TBR stack but there are SOOOOO many new books coming out that I HAVE to read! (It makes me feel a little better about doing this when I then turn around and donate them to my church library.....)

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  5. I would get a new devotion book for my Husband and I!

  6. My momma and I both enjoy reading and share books we buy with each other and friends. I would buy us each a book and then we could swap it.

  7. I would try to find something for the whole family


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