Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Deceived by Irene Hannon

A grieving mother. A mysterious child. And a dedicated PI who's determined to solve the puzzle. For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she's convinced it's her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating "accident" begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate's son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden--and may go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
As Irene Hannon's many fans have come to expect, Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plotline that accelerates to an explosive finish.

Praise for Irene Hannon's Private Justice Series

"A home run."--Library Journal on Trapped

"Spine-tingling."--Booklist on Trapped

"Just the right amount of suspense, danger, and deception."--New York Journal of Books on Trapped

"An engaging, satisfying tale."--Publishers Weekly on Vanished

"A wonderful mix of suspense and romance."--RT Book Reviews on Vanished

Irene Hannon is the author of more than forty-five novels, including Vanished, Trapped, and the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. Learn more at

Here's my review of this gripping suspense read:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Irene Hannon and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Deceived" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
"Deceived” by Irene Hannon is the deliciously suspenseful third novel in the incredible Private Justice series.  Connor Sullivan, former Secret Service Agent and now partner in Phoenix, Ltd. has taken on a beautiful client with an unusual case.  Kate lost everything three years ago.  Her husband and son were tragically lost in a boating accident.  But now she believes she’s seen her son and no law enforcement agent is taking her seriously.

This gripping novel will keep you up well past bedtime turning pages frantically through the brilliantly crafted story.  The intensity that I’ve come to expect from Irene Hannon is evident from page one and doesn’t let up until the cover is closed.  This is a wonderful novel.  It definitely has a place on my keeper shelf with Hannon’s other books.

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