Tangled Webs, by Irene Hannon

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Finn has packed away his combat instincts–but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . .

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.

First Thoughts:

I chose to read Tangled Webs because I’ve read the previous two books in the series.

My Take:

A faithful but desperate man is plagued by temptation, and is blackmailed by a criminal.  Two people trying to get over traumatic situations find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are the major players in the third book of Irene Hannon’s Men of Valor series.

I almost always find Irene Hannon’s books entertaining and easy to read. They’re a nice balance of romance and suspense with likable characters and happy endings. Tangled Webs looks at two issues relevant to today: the production and distribution of crystal meth, and also the mental health issues our military face upon their return from the front lines. (I hasten to add that our hero is NOT making the meth!).

One feature of Hannon’s novels is that the villain is revealed near the start of the book. I’m in two minds whether or not that’s a good thing. While the villain’s perspective is interesting, in this case I felt it lessened the suspense. I knew exactly who was responsible for the incidents on Dana’s property and why. It then just became a matter of time before Finn and Dana solved the mystery.

Thank you to Revell for my complimentary copy of Tangled Webs.

Have you read Tangled Webs? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Excerpt

Publisher: Revell (a division of Baker Publishing)

Publication Date: 04 October 2016

Page Count: 368

Read more on:   Irene Hannon’s Website   Revell’s Website

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Old Favorites: August

Looking for a book or author you’ve not read before? Here are some of my favorites from years past. Each link goes to my review of that book. You’ll find links to additional resources at the bottom of each review. Enjoy!

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Old Favorites: March

March means spring is around the corner, right?

Here are some of the books I’ve enjoyed in the third month of previous years:

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The Irish Healer – Nancy Herriman

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Love in a Broken Vessel – Mesu Andrews

So Shines the Night – Tracy L. Higley

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In the Shadow of Jezebel – Mesu Andrews

The Queen’s Handmaid – Tracy L. Higley

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The Accidental Empress – Allison Pataki

Buried Secrets – Irene Hannon