Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dangerous Illusions

GIVEAWAY
HANNON, IRENE
DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS

Trish Bailey is an 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 will capture your imagination with a mind-bending story that will have you doubling back to retrace your steps -- and figure out what you mised!

My Review:

Whoa! I don't even know where to begin. Stop-you-in-your-tracks-from-the-sheer-brilliance-of-the-plot good. I'm still reeling. Gobsmacked. Astounded. Almost speechless. Luckily my fingers can still type. :-)

Extremely clever and cunning suspense. And it's the slow build kind, where you're checking over your shoulder but not quite sure for what. We have insights from the villain's point of view that gives the reader a bit of an edge over Trish and Colin...but just a bit because it's so complicated and twisty and complusively riveting.

And the romance. Oh-la-la!!!! I was on tenterhooks of yearning all the way through. A slow burn kind of kindling with lots of lovely conversation and heart-tugging sideways glances but with a case to solve a professional distance is required...and achieved...mostly. Exquisite.

Honestly, I think this might be Irene Hannon's best.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Dangerous Illusions, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced Sunday November 12 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

56 comments:

  1. Looks really great. Glad it left you speechless. I like hearing that about books. Thanks for sharing and For the giveaways.
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    1. I predict you will be just as thrilled when you read it. Good luck, Linda.

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  2. I'm a huge Hannon fan ever since I read "Thin Ice" when it came out. Which, at the time, I didn't know it was part of a series...so I traced them down and devoured each one in turn. I also read each of her contemporary Hope Harbor books and look forward to Pelican Point coming out in April.
    I have this on on my review schedule for November. Two. Books. Away. Seems so long as it taunts me from my bookshelf, lol! You're review makes me even more anxious. I thought the Men of Valor series was stellar...but this is even better...I know I'm in for a ride of my life!!

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    1. I loved her Hope Harbor series too. Honestly, this author can write anything!!!! Can't wait to hear what you think about Dangerous Illusions.

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  3. I'm like Trixi, I have this on my TBR pile and it's up next. Woo!Hoo! I can hardly wait!

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  4. I am a huge Irene Hannon fan too!
    According to Goodreads, this is my 31st book of hers, and I agree with you, it may be her best!

    Congrats to whoever wins it, you're in for a treat!

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    1. I only have 24 books recorded on this blog...so you're way ahead of me. Wonder what I've missed? Some of her early LI, I know. Must check that out. And now that I know someone who has finished it I'm going to have to sqqquuuuuueeeallll with you privately. Curious to know...well what you knew or didn't know.

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    3. Oh she definitely got me. You can check out my review on amazon (no spoilers). It's the first one listed I think (Tracey~book corner fan)

      I've read a lot of her earlier LI's, so that's probably why I have read so many. Anytime I find an author I like, I backtrack and read everything they've written :)

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  5. With your great review, I feel like Irene's book is a must read. Thank you, Kav!

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    1. Definitely a must read. Good luck, Melanie.

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  6. HER BEST, you say?!?! What an awesome author....love her books. Tracey introduced her to me, and I have read 24 of her books so far! Will be so glad to get over this flu bug so I can concentrate on this book, which is on my Kindle!
    THANKS for your review, Kav!

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    1. Oohh...sorry you have the flu. Yuck. If I lived close I'd come over and read Dangerous Illusions out loud to you while you languished on your fainting (turned sickbed) couch.

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    2. Oh no Jackie! The crudy flu?!
      So sorry, hope you feel better soon!
      And I'd alternate with Kav and the reading

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  7. Gobsmacked? Count me in! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  8. I just received this one in the mail Kav so don't put me in for the giveaway. I love your review and now I am even more excited to get to read it. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Loraine. I'll be anxious to hear what you think when you read Dangerous Illusions!

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  9. I’ve never read her books. Thank you for the chance.
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    1. Gasp! Thud! Here's a good place to start. Good luck, Lucy.

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  10. I have to be in the right mood to read suspense so I was going to pass on this one. Then I read your review and decided I should read Dangerous Illusions. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Bwahahahaha! I've lured you to the dark side of suspense. Good luck, Pam.

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  11. I’m in the Irene Hannon fan club, too. What I like about her books is she wrote about my haunts in St. Louis , where I lived for 20 years. I emailed her one time and she told me I recognized more places she wrote about than any other person that contacted her. I’ll read anything she writes. I don’t even know how many I have read. I know I need to catch up on her two latest series. I did read her early LI books and they were cute and like I said she wrote about where I lived and shopped, etc. such fun!
    Would love to win this. Thanks again Kav. We are on the same page again! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. This one is set in St. Louis too, Paula! So now you really have to read it.:-) Good luck.

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  12. You had my attention at Gobsmacked, Kav! This one sounds like a roller coaster ride.

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    1. There are some occasions when only gobsmacked will do. :-) Good luck, Diane.

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  13. Kav, thanks to you and sweet Trixi for introducing me to new-to-me (then) author Irene Hannon's books, I am now hooked! Count me in! Great review!!! I'm glad you said ALMOST speechless. I'd have been very concerned if it had rendered you totally speechless. There would be no more reviews. (gasp!) 😱

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yay -- nothing like sharing the book love with kindred reading friends. LOL someday I will post a wordless review just to confuse folks. Good luck, Diana.

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    2. I promise you I would be totally confused. Or think you were still lying on your fainting couch. lol

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    3. I promise you I would be totally confused. Or think you were still lying on your fainting couch. lol

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  14. I bought this one just recently and now I can't wait to read it!! Thanks for your wonderful review.

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did...and I'm pretty sure you will.

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  15. I love a good suspense book! Enjoyed the review and would enjoy reading this.
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    1. Then you're gonna love this one! Good luck, rubynreba!

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  16. Yes I want to read this one. I have read many of her books and enjoy them a lot. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. She's a fantastic author. Good luck, Becky.

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  17. Reading about DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS made me want to read it. Your review makes me think I HAVE to read this book. :) Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Yes, you definitely must read this one, Kay. Good luck!

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  18. Haven't read any of her books yet. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Ack! Then this is definitely a good place to start. Good luck, Kim.

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  19. I haven't read any of her books in awhile but I loved the series that I did read. Great review!
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
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    1. She is exceptional. Good luck, Jasmine.

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  20. I love Irene Hannon books and would be very happy to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the chance. gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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  21. I love that you think this is Irene's best book yet Kav! Irene's books are wonderful and this sounds like a real page turner!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It is the page-turner of all page-turners. Good luck, Maryann.

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  22. If her novel is half as brilliant as your review, I cannot wait to add a new author to my favs. Gobsmacked! Love it!
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    1. LOL -- thanks, Lanna. You totally need to try one of Irene Hannon's books and this would be a great one to start with. Good luck, Lanna.

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  23. KAV, I LOVE Irene Hannon's books! Thank you for the great review and the chance to win a copy.
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  24. Oh my! I must read this one after reading your review! I love suspense and this one sounds like it fits the bill! Thanks for your review and giveaway.
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    1. Definitely a book for suspense lovers. Good luck, Donna.

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    2. Would love to win.
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