‘TANGLED WEBS’: A Satisfying Conclusion to the McGregor Brother’s Saga

October 26, 2016 2 Comments

‘TANGLED WEBS’: A Satisfying Conclusion to the McGregor Brother's Saga. A review of the 2016 suspense novel. All text © Rissi JC

STORY: Recuperating from a traumatic event is all Dana wants out of her off-the-grid haven. An editor by trade, her refuge – a cabin left to her by her grandfather, is soon the target of vandalism. Furthermore, her life is disrupted by the arrival of Finn McGregor; a seasoned Army Ranger recovering from scars (both physical and emotional) of his own. Though she didn’t plan for it, before long Finn becomes the person she relies most on. Similarly, Dana in Finn’s life becomes the person who helps him open up and heal. But with two such different paths before them, their separate lives and the danger that lurks, what does fate have in store for them?

Tangled Webs, by Irene Hannon | Book Review

Every book I read by Irene impresses. This one is no different. The final in her Men of Valor series, which chronicles the lives of three brothers, Tangled Webs tells Finn McGregor’s tale, the youngest. Though I don’t think I’ve read the first book (Buried Secrets) of the series, this book continues with the jovial, good-natured teasing between the brothers. The close-knit relationship Hannon establishes between the siblings is what threads each of the stories together which otherwise operate as singular mysteries.


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This one is less about twisty fears because it’s a mystery that reveals itself to us, the reader, early on. It then shifts the case as an “outside” view as we experience Finn and Dana puzzle over it. In that way, there’s very little suspense building throughout the 300+ pages. Regardless, this is no way hampers the writing or storytelling. In fact, depending on the kind of reader you are, this may be a plus considering this allows for greater development with the characters. Their lives and romantic relationship doesn’t feel as if it takes a backseat to the mystery, which I appreciated. So many mysteries focus on the danger over the believability of a strong romantic connection.   

What mystery is incorporated is enough. It will suit our desire for something to puzzle out while doubling as a great study in character. With every mystery her name graces, Hannon writes about new challenges and new characters sure to intrigue. If you like books with this impressive balance of two genres, check this one out. If you’re a fan of authors like Lynette Eason or Dani Petrrey, don’t miss Tangled Webs. It’s going to be an ideal for your next weekend read.

About the Book:

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Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell Books
Source: Publisher Provided
Publication Date: 2016
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Series: Men of Valor, book 3
Genre: Fiction; Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5

Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book.

Review text is © Copyright 2011-2016 Rissi JC and first appeared on Finding Wonderland (Dreaming Under the Same Moon), RissiWrites.com

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Irene Hannon October 26, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Thank you for the great review, Rissi! I'm so glad you enjoyed Finn's story.

    • Rissi October 27, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      I very much enjoyed Finn's story, Irene. Thank you for writing such an amazing and thrilling story. :)

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