Book Review: Dangerous Illusions

20 Nov

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 is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspense. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. Irene invites you to visit her at her website,


My Impressions:

I have always been a fan of Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense novels. But I have to say that I think her latest, Dangerous Illusions, is my favorite so far. This twisting, turning book will keep you on your toes providing tension from page one. I rate this one unputdownable!

Trish Bailey is swept into a nefarious plot when her mother dies under suspicious circumstances. This independent woman has been through a lot and is determined to trust God to direct her steps. She gets a lot of help from hunky Detective Colin Flynn. His protective instincts click as they face a puzzling mystery. Will they discover the truth before danger arrives?

Dangerous Illusions provides a rollercoaster ride for the reader. I often found myself holding my breath as the plot unfolded. The bad guys are revealed to the reader early, but it’s hard to discern the how of the crime. Hannon keeps her characters and the reader on their toes! And you will love the characters. Trish and Colin have instant chemistry, and their relationship develops in a most satisfying way. Fans of Hannon’s other series will recognize some of the supporting cast. As for the bad guys, they act very bad! But Hannon never glamorizes their activities — it’s clear that they are not on the side of the angels. Trust in God in the midst of trouble is the faith thread that runs throughout the novel. And the main characters need the help of God to get them through.

Dangerous Illusions is another hit from the talented Hannon. This is the first book in the Code of Honor series, and it promises a great series. I will be anxiously awaiting more books to come.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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