Book Reviews

Dangerous Illusions

Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death–and puts Trish under police scrutiny–her world is once again thrown into turmoil.

Detective Colin Flynn isn’t certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge–and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn’t just dangerous . . . it’s deadly.

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon captures readers with a mind-bending story that will have them doubling back to retrace their steps–and figure out what they missed!

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

Irene Hannon has become one of my favorite suspense writers—and with good reason. She often weaves a tale that is hard to figure out and predict (even when you may be in the villain’s head). And she includes extremely likeable protagonists. Ones that are themselves not entirely without flaws. They are believable and dropped into their situations, I can’t help but fret over them.

Dangerous Illusions met and, if I’m completely honest, even exceeded my expectations for a novel by Hannon. The game of deception with in these pages went through so many more layers than I even anticipated, and as a reader, it made for quite a journey. Even while getting close to the end, I still couldn’t sort out how everything would be resolved. And it made me appreciate Hannon’s ability to weave a mystery even more.

The characters in this book are so vibrant—and it was fun to see the appearance of a couple of characters from previous series (don’t worry, if you haven’t read them, you probably won’t even notice the connection or have the previous books spoiled for you). But Trish Bailey was a great protagonist who was relatable and believable.

All in all, this was a great book! It may just be one of my favorite suspense novels for the year and one that I would highly recommend (and you’ll probably want to read it anyways before the next in the series comes out next year).

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