Typical to what we’ve come to expect from the talents of Irene Hannon, her final novel in her latest (aka my favorite!) series is no let down. Yet, somehow Deceived is creatively new and different.‘DECEIVED,’ BY IRENE HANNON #FWarchives Click To Tweet
STORY: Deceived is the story of grieving mother, Kate Marshal whose husband died three years ago. She also believes her four-year-old son died in the same boating accident, but Keith’s body was never found. When a chance encounter in a busy shopping mall leads her to believe that her son is still alive, Kate employs the help of Phoenix, INC. detective Connor Sullivan. This she does in the hope that she will finally have the answers that have plagued her for years. What neither one of them expected was the web of secrets they’d uncover.
Deceived, by Irene Hannon | Book Review
This trilogy has actually been one of my favorites from Irene or really, in this genre period. It’s been somehow, indescribably different which is what let it have a voice all its own. One of the funniest bits is the banter between the three partners (Dev, Cal and Connor). Getting back on task with the specifics of Deceived, what I appreciate most is this isn’t the same kind of edge-of-your-seat suspense as the norm. Hannon manages to find “new” devices to ensure the pages keep turning (no kidnapping the heroine here!). Instead, wonderfully the danger that does amp up the climax doesn’t overstay its welcome and does just what it sets out to!
Some readers may not enjoy this story as well because it’s more information gathering and conversations than car-chase-happy, but I like this missing element. One of my biggest pet peeves in suspense novels is the lack of “real” (or appropriate passage of time) one-on-one time with the leading couple who fall in love. By eliminating that high-action mentality, Irene allows the reader to revel and enjoy the burgeoning romance between Connor and Kate. She gives it more depth and emotional stability because of that – plus the ending is darling. Following in the good character traits is the interesting “villain” character; he’s more conflicted than most and isn’t the stereotypical evil person we’ve come to expect. Yet another way Irene Hannon’s books are anything but ordinary.
If you like suspense novels and if you’ve been reading this series, you’ll enjoy reading Irene Hannon’s latest; the final book ends very well and does justice to the series.
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Author: Irene Hannon
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: Private Justice, book 3
Genre: Fiction; Suspense
Rating: 5 out of 5
Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of Deceived for reviewing purposes.