Thursday, May 17, 2018

C Reviews: Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Series: Code of Honor # 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: October 3, 2017
386 pages
About the Book:
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.

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (5 stars) 

I very much enjoyed this book. There were elements of suspense and intrigue, a developing romance as well as. The perspective of the case coming from the detectives as well as from the villain was interesting, while it still left opportunity to keep you guessing on what was really going on in the situation. There were enough clues given to figure it out - but not so many that it was too obvious. 

The situations that Trish dealt with were heartbreaking and I really like how her faith in God was shown and how she never wavered in her faith amidst her grief. 

Colin and Trish have a connection upon first meeting, even under terrible circumstances. Their relationship grows slowly through each of their interactions and Trish’s unwavering faith in God has an impact on Colin, who has been struggling in his relationship with God. 

I loved that Mac, from Irene Hannon’s Men of Valor series, made an appearance in this book also. The interactions between Mac and Collin made me laugh and smile several times. I also enjoyed the interactions between Collin and his childhood friends, the Treehouse Gang. I look forward to the next books in this series to learn more about Kristin and Rick. 

There was one element that I kept on wondering when it would be picked back up and it never was. I thought it would end up being a help to the detectives in what was going on, but it never really was mentioned again. While the ending of the book was not one that had all of the loose ends neatly tied up as may have been expected in a traditional way, there was a conclusion to all of the storylines and it seemed realistic. I did finish the book wondering if there will be a little bit of a continuation there in the next book in this series?


Other Suspense Books By Irene Hannon:
Buried Secrets  Thin Ice  Tangled Webs

1 comment:

  1. Jane, so glad you enjoyed the book. But I'm curious which storyline you felt was left unfinished. I always do my best to tie up all loose ends at the end of every book. Did I miss something here?