Wednesday, October 8, 2014

{{Book Review}} 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 onVanished

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

*My Review*
Kate Marshall lost both her husband and their 4 year old son in a boating accident. Still after three years she is still not over their deaths,which is totally understandable since everyone deals with grief  differently & there is no set time that you can "be over" someone's death. But she is starting to think she is losing her mind because she really believes she that she saw her son at the local mall. She first thought that calling the police would be a good place to start but maybe they would get the wrong idea so she decided against it. She decides that hiring a private investigator to get down to the bottom of this would be best.

Former secret service agent Connor Sullivan is on the case to help the grieving widow.  He first feels that maybe Kate was seeing things or it was a case of a grieving wife and mother seeing things. But after some careful investigating of the mall's camera feeds he sees just what Kate is talking about. He investigates the sightings and comes up with his conclusions.

So together Kate & Connor start to sift through the accident that doesn't seem so open and shut as it once did. The deeper they get the more things they find point to foul play. But as the two of them work so closely together they start to get under each others skin. Connor has never let work interfere with romance, but this time different. Is Kate's son really alive? Will they find out that something else happened the day of the accident?

The author tied this mystery up in a perfect red bow! It is done with great anticipation, sprinkled with a dash romance and laced with mild humor. It is an action filled book & packed with drama! It's such a great book! 

This was my first time reading any of Irene Hannon's books. Now I need to go out and get her other books!

Irene Hannon is the author of more than forty-five novels, including VanishedTrapped, 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

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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