Enjoyable from start to finish: "Deceived" by Irene Hannon

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about the book....

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.

my review....

Irene Hannon's final book in the "Private Justice" series, "Deceived", kept me on the edge of my seat from the opening chapter to the riveting conclusion! As a parent, I found it terribly easy to step into Kate's shoes and imagine how I would cope with the loss of my spouse and my son all in one day. Horrifying! I wanted to skip to the end of the novel to ensure myself that all would turn out well, yet I'm so glad that I didn't, but instead allowed myself to be drawn fully into the story.

The characters are expertly portrayed, and you will soon find yourself rooting for Kate and Connor, while fighting an odd hint of sympathy for the villain as well. I continue to be amazed at the skill with which Hannon writes both suspense novels and engaging contemporary novels as well. "Deceived" finds her at her best, with a mounting tension that made me want to lean into the pages and tell the characters to hurry up and act! And for those readers who enjoy a little romance in their books, they are going to love the almost forbidden relationship that sparks between Connor and Kate, adding for some humorous moments along with some tender ones too.

All in all, "Deceived" is an excellent conclusion to what has proven to be a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying series. Good, clean suspense, plenty of action-packed scenes, and lots of true love to go around - what more could you ask for? 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 about the author....

Irene Hannon
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty novels, including Vanished and the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have garnered many honors, including two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. For more information, visit www.irenehannon.com.