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!
Irene Hannon has been one of the Queens of Mystery and Suspense in the Christian Fiction genre for a while and Dangerous Illusions helps keep her there with its well-written intrigue, evil and apprehension.
Hannon creates villains that are complex, diabolical and interesting; Illusions gives you one that has a clever twist to the big bad of her story that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. I really liked how well-developed she made the character and my estimation of her writing talent definitely went up with this one.
The suspense starts off slow to get you hooked in while building up the excitement as you follow the investigation and learn more about the main characters Trish and Colin. The novel is slow paced but it works for this story and you do get the inevitable pick up when the action hits. The crime used for the plot needs more detective work than flash which allowed Hannon to show off her writing skills by giving us substance over filler.
You may find yourself going back to reread things but it’s not because you got bored or lost but because you can’t believe you missed the signs the first time and want to see how she cleverly played you. A satisfying ending was planned out though not in what we’ve been accustomed to expect which somehow made it sweeter.
When you get done with this the excitement only builds knowing it is the first in a new series so more will be coming down the line for you to enjoy.
Thank you to Netgalley and Revell for allowing me to review this!
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