Review: Deceived by Irene Hannon

20665228 Deceived is such a gripping and interesting story! It gets off to a wonderful start that grabs the reader and makes it impossible to not care about what happened to Kate Marshall’s family. It is book three in the Private Justice series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel if you haven’t read the other books in the series.

While this book deals with a woman who’s been widowed and who’s son was killed three years earlier, it is not at all a depressing read. I found Deceived to be riveting, with great suspense. I love the way this author lets the reader into the mind of the “bad guy” in the story, as well as the hero and heroine of the story.

I couldn’t help but like Kate Marshall and Connor Sullivan, two people who have made mistakes in their past, but have the desire to go forward with their lives in the best way possible. Kate was a very inspiring heroine, trying to rise above the grief that had incapacitated her three years earlier. Connor was professional and dependable. I really liked the way Connor went about his investigation of the claims that Kate brought to him regarding the possibility of spotting a boy that looks and talks just like the child she thought was dead. Very intense stuff! (5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.



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.



Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers’ Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers’ Best Award and two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, long walks, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.

You can connect with Irene on her website, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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