Trapped is #2 in Irene Hannon’s Private Justice series. I really like the main guy characters in this series that were first introduced in Vanished, and was so glad to read the next guy’s story. This story starts out pretty easy going, but it builds and builds until the reader is on the edge of their seat. I made the mistake of starting it later in the day – yup, went to bed late that night.
There are a lot of similarities in the 2 books among the heroes, heroines, and villians; but when you have something good – why change it? The heroes are great guys with a tragic event in their past that they have to work through. The heroines are strong, smart women thrust into a stress filled situation which eventually culminates in a life threatening event. The villians seem like normal, nice guys; but are tragically flawed at their core and view the world through twisted thoughts. The romance starts quick but then gets pushed to the back as the PI’s concentrate on their job; and then it’s wrapped up at the end.
In particular I liked that the heroine is a librarian, the snowy weather plays a big part in the story, the hero has a birthday during the story, and the fact that everything turns out ok in the end. The author’s attention to detail and research is well done and the story is balanced nicely between suspense and predictability.
Here is some backcover copy:
When librarian Laura Griffth’s sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James “Dev” Devlin to help—but the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl’s disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn’t just dangerous—it’s deadly.
You can find more information at the author’s site. Published by Revell. This book was sent to me through the Baker Publishing Group for the book tour. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.