by Hannah Alexander

January 2007
ISBN: 978-0-373-78575-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Steeple Hill
Trade Paperback

When Jill Cooper went to the local spa (to support her sister), she is having a running banter with her old high school principal, Edith Potts, through a curtained room, when someone comes in and murders Edith. Jill tries to resuscitate Edith, but all attempts fail, even when the emergency team responds, and Edith is declared dead at the sight.

Two of Jillís former sweethearts have come back to town, causing Jill to relive all her traumas, secrets, and dreams of happiness. But then another death occurs. In spite of the fact that it appears to be accidental, Jill begins to wonder. Are the deaths somehow related?

Grave Risk is yet another of Hannah Alexanderís Hideaway series. I usually enjoy Ms. Alexanderís books, but this one seems a bit contrived, and the beginning cast of characters a bit overwhelming. Most of the characters in all Ms. Alexanderís book were reintroduced in the first few chapters, even if they donít come into play during the rest of the book. It made it difficult to get into the story and confusing for the reader.

However, once I got into the story, I enjoyed it and I couldnít turn the pages fast enough. Grave Risk is a top-notch suspense. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book.

Reviewed in December 2006 by Laura.

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