It reminded me a lot of reading a Nora Roberts novel without the "let's jump into bed right now". I was happy to not have that, though in some ways the relationship between Mac and Lisa sometimes seem to get in the way of the suspense of the novel.
Was it a good read? YES! I would happily read books by Irene Hannon again, her characters are so real you could walk into the police station and immediately know who Mac and Lisa were. You can feel the concern Mac has over those he cares about.
The nastiness of the bad character is palpable. And the end result is not quite what is hoped for but what is indeed what is needful. (Trying not to be a book spoiler). But the suspense is real, even if it is a over a 20+ year old murder. The evidence quickly points to three potential suspects and over time they start to die! What is going on is the question that Lisa and Mac must answer. Can they do so before it's too late????
So read this book, it's good. :)
Received: trade paper back book
Title: Buried Secrets
Series: Men of Valor, this is book one
Author: Irene Hannon
Reviewed for: Nuts About Books