Friday, August 10, 2012

Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon

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Deadly Pursuit
by Irene Hannon

ISBN-13: 9780800734572
Trade Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Revell
Released: September 1, 2012

Source: Borrowed from my local library.

Book Description from Goodreads:
As a social worker, Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children and seeing that justice is served on their behalf. But when she starts getting harassing phone calls and bizarre "gifts," it seems she may be the one in need of protection. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, her brother Cole comes to her aid, along with his new partner, an ex-Navy SEAL, Detective Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Protecting Alison has become more than just a job--because his own happiness now depends on keeping her safe.

My Review:
Deadly Pursuit is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the second in the series, but you don't need to read the first book to understand this one, and the first book didn't spoiled in this one.

The characters were interesting and acted realistically to the situations they were in. (Side note: I've only met one man in real life that had dimples, yet it seems like 95% of current romantic heroes have them!) The details about the setting and jobs brought the story alive in my imagination without slowing down the story's fast pacing. The suspense was created by physical danger--mainly for the heroine. All of this was combined well to make a story that I had a hard time putting down.

There were some references to prayer and going to church, but no one preached at each other or asked searching questions. The Christian element seemed to flow naturally as a part of the story but did not seem to be a large part of the story.

There was a very minor amount of "he cursed" style of bad language. There were no graphically described sex scenes. There was a high level of cruel violence toward animal and human, but it was not graphically described. Overall, I'd recommend this suspenseful novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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