Saturday, October 29, 2022

Review: Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon

Series: Triple Threat #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: Oct. 5, 2021
384 pages
About the Book:

When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn't the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine--and startling connections emerge among the players--the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?


My Rating & Thoughts:    

Working undercover is dangerous. Add in the return of an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years ago Cate is in a very difficult position. Can she discover answers to bring the person responsible to justice? How does the ex factor in?

Cate is a police detective who has been assigned to go undercover to search for answers regarding a couple missing teens, did they run away or did something more sinister happen to them? Cate is not happy about being undercover and even more so when he runs in her ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years ago. She determines he must be undercover as well, and it takes all her strength to keep her composure together so she doesn’t blow their covers. Cate determines if Zeke is here there must be more happening than her missing teens. But can she figure it out while protecting her heart? There were so many possible suspects, but who is really involved and just how involved are they? There were so many layers to what was going on and had me questioning what was connected and what wasn’t. There is a lot of suspense and dangerous moments. I was left guessing and debating the whole way through who the ringleader was. I did not guess right. Multiple police agencies must work together to capture the guilty people and protect their undercover agents. The ringleader’s reasoning for their actions was so warped and misguided.

I am not a big fan of second chance romances, but I did like how Cate and Zeke talked things out and were honest about their feelings in regards what happened back then and what was happening now. Other than the mention of both characters being Christians and straying from their moral values in the past there wasn’t a huge faith element playing out. There were some really good scenes between them. The book contained all the elements of a great romantic suspense read. 

Favourite Quote: 
“God often works through ordinary activities to bring about extraordinary results.”

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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