Debs Dozen: Missing child, a chance encountercould it be? Poppysicles, blonde hair, love.
Saying good-bye to a wonderful series is always difficult, so reading Deceived, the third book in Irene Hannons Private Justice series was hard. I loved this premise and the charactersI only hope Irene brings them back in another series. One thing we can all count on, thank goodness, is that there is another wonderful series in the wings we can anticipate.
Kate Marshall has mourned the loss of her husband, John, and their son, Kevin, for three long years. A fishing trip gone bad and two empty life vests spelled the end to all her dreams. After a tough period of recovery and a move to St. Louis to start over, Kate has her life more or less back together. Then, running an errand at the mall for a friend, she hears a young voice ask for a poppysicleKevins word for the treat. Looking up at the sound, she sees a boy with wheat blond hairjust like hers and Kevins. Could it be? Is her son alive?
After fruitlessly searching the mall for the man and boy she saw, she decides to hire Phoenix, Inc., a private investigation firm. Connor Sullivan draws her case and is drawn to her. He agrees to help, even though the police dont think she has any reason to hope. Will he uncover any clues? Will that attraction wax or wane?
Hannon has constructed another complex yarn, with complex characters, and lots of twists and turns that keep you turning pages hours on end. I loved this book as much as I loved the other two in the series, Vanished and Trapped. You will love Deceived, too! Five stars for the book and the series. Get them now!
Irene Hannon has written more than forty-five novels and is the winner of a multitude of awards including two RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a Retailers Choice Award, and many more. She and her husband make their home in Missouri and, when not otherwise busy, enjoy coffee shops, traveling, and their family. To get all the skinny about Irene, visit www.IreneHannon.com.
Revell gave me a copy of Deceived in exchange for my candid review.
Irene Hannon is my favourite author for a reason. She is amazing at weaving suspense, romance, great characters and a solid plot into a fantastic story. This is the third and final book in the Private Justice series and while I enjoyed them all, this one is my favorite.
When Kate spots a boy in the mall that looks exactly like the son she lost, and he uses a word that was unique to him, she goes to the police but doesn't receive any help there because her story doesn't seem believeable. She desperately wants to find the little boy, even if it proves he is not her son and her last resort is the Phoenix Detective Agency. She meets with Conner Sullivan who is ex Secret Service, and he doesn't immediately dismiss her story. The rest... well, you need to read the book.
This is my favourite genre, favourite author, and arguably one of her best books. I highly recommend it!
Deceived is quite a great addition to the Private Justice series. Irene Hannon it's such a talented suspenseful author. The book is action packed, suspenseful and page turning. I love the interaction between Connor and Kate. Great chemistry!
I love this book and highly recommend it. Five stars