Radio talk show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her pot-stirring on-air commentary and interviews, but now it seems a disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to express their displeasure. When a suspicious package arrives on her doorstep, Eve turns to law enforcement for help.
Police detective Brent Lange can’t find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he’s convinced they’re connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve’s voice silenced—permanently.
But unless he can track down her foe, fast, the gutsy woman who is willing to take risks for what she believes—and who is swiftly winning his heart—may not survive
Award-winning author Irene Hannon recently spent time with The Big Thrill discussing her latest thriller, POINT OF DANGER:
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
My first goal is always to entertain. So I hope readers finish the book satisfied with the story and the journey I’ve taken them on. Beyond that, I hope they have a better appreciation for the dangers of temptation, ambition, and manipulation—and how all of those can destroy lives. I also hope the book encourages people to stand up for what they believe in…no matter the risk.
What attracts you to this book’s genre?
I’ve loved the mystery/suspense genre since I discovered Nancy Drew in my very young years. Throw in a bit of romance—what’s not to love? I enjoy writing high-stakes stories that pull readers into the lives of people who are thrust into extraordinary and dangerous situations. I also love deep character dives, so my books take readers into the heads of multiple characters who are either spinning dark webs or trying to figure out how to neutralize a looming threat. My work is more like Alfred Hitchcock psychological suspense than action-adventure James Bond.
No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?
Even though the book was written more than a year ago, there’s an element in it that’s amazingly topical. I had no idea as I was working on the story that one of the areas I was researching would be all over the news in the weeks before the book released. Art really does imitate life—sometimes inadvertently!
What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?
I don’t have a particular go-to craft book, but every novel I read influences my career as a writer because I learn something new with each one. The best way to improve your craft is to read broadly and analyze as you go. The downside, of course, is that this approach makes it difficult to read just for pleasure. The writer in me keeps picking apart the plot, technique, characterization, dialogue, etc.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than 50 contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, including Dangerous Illusions, Hidden Peril, and Dark Ambitions, as well as the Men of Valor, Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. In addition to her many other honors, she is a three-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA’s elite Hall of Fame and has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Each of her suspense novels has been an ECPA bestseller.
To learn more about the author and her work, please visit her website.
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