Monday, November 4, 2013

Review of Trapped by Irene Hannon

Cover of suspense novel, Trapped, by Irene Hannon. A girl is shown walking along in the cold. Trees are in the background, and a snowy scene with a lone park bench are in the foreground.

I recently read Trapped by Irene Hannon. It reminded me more of something written by Ted Dekker (e.g., Boneman's Daughters or The Bride Collector). The book is told in third person deep POV using five POV characters. The book tells the story of librarian Laura Griffith, who is raising her teenage half sister, Darcy. When Darcy disappears, Laura contacts James Devlin, a PI and former ATF agent. James and Laura race to find Darcy.

This is definitely creepier than most of Hannon’s books. I like Hannon and Dekker’s writing, so I enjoyed the book. However, I can see where some of Hannon’s fans might not like the darker edge to this story.

I liked that the novel moved along at a fast pace and was suspenseful. From what I can tell, Hannon did a good job of researching law enforcement details, and she masterfully handled POV. 

I didn't like that a character cried out to God in what appeared to be in vain (though it was lowercase, so as not to refer to God, but I still didn’t think it was needed). 
This book will appeal to Hannon (and perhaps even Dekker) fans as well as anyone who hasn’t read Hannon but enjoys suspense and romantic suspense.

To learn more about Hannon and her writing, please visit her Website –

*Please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. 
However, I was not required to write a positive review. 
The opinion expressed here is my own. 

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