Series Review: Triple Threat series by Irene Hannon

Posted March 5, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Irene Hannon, mystery/suspense, romance / 10 Comments

Irene Hannon is one of my favorite suspense authors, and I get positively giddy when she has a new series. I’m sadly behind on reviewing them, but until recently I was only behind on reading her Triple Threat series … which I have now corrected (as the title of this post may indicate lol).

POINT OF DANGER by Irene Hannon
Triple Threat #1

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020
PAGES: 377

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.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon is back with a heart-stopping new series that will have you turning pages well into the night.


Oh my goodness! Point of Danger kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning (the first line is “The package was ticking”) to end. The suspense thread is masterfully done, and I was completely stunned when the culprit was revealed. I love suspense reads that can still surprise me, and Irene Hannon is skilled at doing exactly that.

Hannon also knows how to create characters that linger with you long after you’ve finished the story that featured them. (Which is one reason I love how she includes cameos from characters of her past series.) In Point of Danger, Eve Reilly is one such protagonist. I don’t recall ever having a conservative talk radio host as a heroine before, and honestly I wasn’t sure I was going to like Eve because I tend to be turned off by the abrasive personalities of many such hosts in real life. Thankfully in Eve’s case, I was able to see past her profession to her big heart and courageous spirit, as well as her balance between being a spitfire and having a cool head. Hannon gave her character several thoughtful layers to unpack, and for that matter she did the same for the story’s hero, Brent, and many of the supporting characters, too.

Bottom Line: Point of Danger kicks off Irene Hannon’s Triple Threat series with a story full of unexpected twists, intriguing characters, and a delicious slow-burn romance. Eve and Brent are delightful together, and I loved watching them navigate their developing feelings for one another while dodging whomever wants Eve dead, of course. Meeting Eve’s sisters (who each get their own book) and experiencing their sweet & witty sisterly dynamics made me even more eager for the rest of the series than I already was. Oh, and hang on to your hat because just when you think you know how this story is going to go, Hannon throws in a stunning surprise! I couldn’t put it down!

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I purchased for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Triple Threat #2

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2021
PAGES: 381

When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls’ boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn’t take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn’t the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine–and startling connections emerge among the players–the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?

Queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon invites you to scale the heights of human folly and plumb the depths of the human heart in this second gripping book in the Triple Threat series.


Wow! The first thing that I have to say about Labyrinth of Lies is how different it is from Point of Danger – but it’s just as riveting & just as full of surprises! I loved how the mood and pace of Cate’s story were different from Eve’s, much like the two sisters and their careers of choice are uniquely individual, too.

Cate is a police detective who is once again going undercover, this time at a private boarding school. And without giving away any spoilers, I can say that it’s a very unique role she’s taking on – an aspect that added some interesting dimension to the story and unearthed some hidden layers to Cate’s character. Also undercover? A blast from her past named swoony Zeke. Okay, I added the swoony part lol but that’s because this DEA agent IS quite swoony and I imagine you’ll love him as much as I did. The unresolved vibes and mistakes from their past relationship keep the tension high even when their lives aren’t in danger, and I loved the chemistry that zinged between them whenever they shared the page.

Bottom Line: Labyrinth of Lies delivers more pulse-pounding suspense and toe-curling romance from Irene Hannon! The creative way in which the author arranged for Cate & Zeke to combine their undercover investigations without raising suspicion at the school allows them a lot of scene time together, which lets readers thoroughly enjoy the sparks they set off while rooting for them to act on those long-repressed feelings. And, for that matter, the suspense is top-notch, too, with several surprising twists and lots of layers in play along with a mix of diverse characters. Grace’s story is next, and I can’t wait!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 4 / keep those fans and fainting couches handy!

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BODY OF EVIDENCE by Irene Hannon
Triple Threat #3

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2022
PAGES: 348

Forensic pathologist Grace Reilly has seen her share of unusual deaths in rural Missouri. But when she begins to notice a curious pattern in autopsies of elderly residents whose demise appears to be natural, she takes her concerns to Sheriff Nate Cox.

Nate is skeptical about the link Grace is seeing between the deaths–and her suspicions of foul play. But her persistence is compelling. Once she finally convinces him her theory is credible and they join forces to investigate, danger follows. Because exposing the truth could destroy several lives–including Grace’s.

Queen of inspirational romantic suspense Irene Hannon closes out her bestselling Triple Threat series with this gripping tale of secrets revealed and romance sparked.


What happens when you pair a sheriff who can’t handle the smells of a mortuary with a forensic pathologist who suspects foul play in some of her most recent ‘natural cause’ autopsies? Well, you get a swoony romance full of some humorous moments (poor Nate lol) and an edge-of-your-seat suspense novel like only Irene Hannon can deliver.

Like the three Reilly sisters themselves, each book in the Triple Threat series is delightfully different from the others. Point of Danger had more high-stakes tension & police procedural vibes than the next two, in my opinion. Labyrinth of Lies had more suppressed romantic tension than the others, and it dealt more with the undercover side of investigating. Now, book three, Body of Evidence feels a bit more like a psychological thriller than its predecessors, and it’s also perhaps the swooniest overall. Additionally, while most of Hannon’s suspense books are set in St. Louis and its suburbs, Body of Evidence takes place in a rural town a bit farther out. I loved the uniqueness of each book – it kept the series fresh and exciting, and it spotlighted Hannon’s ability to excel in different styles of suspense. No matter what style she writes, I’m here for it – all of them were superb.

Nate and Grace are my favorite couple in this series, I think. Nate is certainly my fave of the Reilly sisters’ heroes, though I’ve loved them all. I really respected his attempt to extricate himself honorably from a relationship that wasn’t working and his dogged pursuit of the truth. Grace is both courageous and vulnerable, and I related to her more than I did Eve or Cate (though, again, I loved them both too), her ability to conduct an autopsy notwithstanding. I get queasy at the sight of blood or other bodily fluids so it’s safe to say that a career in forensic pathology is not in my future. The suspense thread in this story had me all discombobulated – I suspected pretty much everyone except Nate and Grace before it was over, and I only figured out the main culprit a split second before Hannon revealed it to us.

Bottom Line: It’s no secret that Irene Hannon is one of my top favorite romantic suspense authors, and this series – including Body of Evidence – is a prime example why. As I’ve said before, I applaud suspense reads that can still surprise me, given how much crime drama I watch and how many mystery & suspense novels I read, and all three books accomplished this in stunning ways. Body of Evidence had me from the opening line (“Someone was in the mortuary prep room.”) to the last (“Maybe her sisters had found their real-life heroes first, but as far as she was concerned, God had saved the best one for last.”) And in my opinion, Hannon has done the same thing with book three – saved the best for last.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fanastic!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than 60 contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. 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. Learn more at

What about you? What makes you want to read the Triple Threat series by Irene Hannon?

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10 responses to “Series Review: Triple Threat series by Irene Hannon

  1. Okay, I had started Point of Danger and decided I did not like Eve as a heroine, but you’ve caused me to go back to the book and finish it! Thanks for the review!

    • oh good! Hopefully you’ll enjoy it more this time around 🙂 If not, do read the rest of the series anyway, if you haven’t already done so!

  2. Wow! What amazing reviews! If I said thank you a hundred times, it wouldn’t be enough. I’m absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed this series so much. This post not only made my day, it made my weekend! 🙂

  3. Irene Burton

    Loved the series! Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors! I have probably read all of her books.

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