Friday, October 17, 2014

Deceived

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
DECEIVED

For three years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all. But if Kate's son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden--and may be willing to 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 plot line that accelerates to an explosive finish.

My Review:

Honestly, with Irene Hannon you simply can't go wrong! This is the third in her Private Justice series and I'm sad to say goodbye. Deceived reads well as a standalone so no need to worry if you haven't read the other two. If you have read Trapped and Vanished though you'll enjoy connecting with Cal and Dev again.

A really unique read in the way the author develops the suspense. We know early on who the villain is. We are treated to scenes from his viewpoint. We don't know all the wherefores and whys but we know whodunit. So you might ask, where's the suspense and I'd reply, 'oozing from every page'. There was something so edgy about knowing more than Connor and Kate while watching them slowly piece fragmented clues together. As they get closer to the answers they are seeking Hannon revs up the pace and I was on tenterhooks the whole read. And the last fifty pages? Didn't even breathe! Whoosh!

And on the romantic side. Swoon. Best kiss ever!!!!!!!!!!! Just sayin'. And the way the author creates a push/pull to their growing attraction...blissful sigh. So basically, if you love romantic suspense (and who doesn't when it's this good?) Deceived should be on your must read list.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Deceived please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 19 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Suspense and Romance.......a great duo! I think this sounds like a great book. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's soooooooooooooooo good. I'm sad it's over for me. Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  3. Ah. I love your review! And the book sounds exciting - what a theme!
    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a mesmerizing theme, that's for sure. Good luck, Janka.

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  4. The review says read me for sure. I just think the storyline if great and would love to read this book. I just love a mystery with twists and turns.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. It's fabulours, Marjorie. Good luck!

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  5. I love all of Irene's books and can't wait to read this one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. She's a wonderful author, isn't she? Good luck rubynreba.

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  6. I have been reading a lot more romantic suspense novels recently, and this sounds like it would be fantastic!

    smmcclamrock(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It definitely is, Shannah. Good luck!

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  7. Me too ... love her books so count me in on this one too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're counted, Becky. Good luck!

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  8. This looks wonderful! I have not read Vanished though it is on my wish list. I loved Trapped! Irene is great with the suspense and the romance. Neither are heavy handed. I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's an expert, that's for sure. Good luck, Kelly.

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  9. I do like a good romantic suspense book sometimes; this sounds like a very good one to read. Thank you for the chance to win Irene's book.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. Awesome review, Kav! I've had this on my wish list and now I want it even more. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  11. Believe it or not, I haven't read Irene Hannon yet. Include me, please!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  12. A fantastic review that leaves me screaming for this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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