An impromptu trip to the mall to do a good deed turns into a hunt for a ‘missing’ child who she’d previously thought dead. Irene Hannon has woven another spell-binding story in her latest novel, Deceived.
From the Back Cover of Deceived:
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 Thoughts on Deceived:
Oh my word, this is such an incredible story – not only in the details but also in the way Irene Hannon tells it. The characters are relatable and well-developed, and the plot is thick with suspense, romance, and intrigue. I could not put the book down!
My only ‘issue’ with Deceived was an ‘odd’ twist at the end. Something happened that seemed unnecessary to me at the time of reading it, but the more I’ve thought about it (and trust me, this book has stuck with me for days after finishing it), the more I understand the ‘need’ for the twist. Perhaps a bit more clarification in the book about the ‘why’ of the twist would be helpful, but otherwise this was another great book in the Private Justice series!
I give Deceived by Irene Hannon five stars!