Book Review: Labyrinth of Lies

3 Nov

Irene Hannon is a go-to author for romantic suspense. Her Triple Threat series has been so great. I just finished book 2, Labyrinth of Lies — it did not disappoint. Find out all the details below.

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?

Queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon invites you to scale the heights of human folly and plumb the depths of the human heart in this second gripping book in the Triple Threat series.

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, http://www.irenehannon.com.

My Impressions:

Labyrinth of Lies is book 2 in Irene Hannon‘s Triple Threat series. The books are connected by the Reilly sisters. In this second romantic suspense, Cate Reilly, a police detective, takes center stage. Her undercover assignment, the last she ever wants, seems to be straight forward and low-risk until it is tangled up with her ex-flame’s own investigation. I really liked Hannon’s two characters, Cate and Zeke. There’s a good bit of sizzle in this book, along with mistrust and regrets for past actions. Each character has respect for the other’s professional abilities and instincts, but a lot of unresolved emotions on their parts keep the romantic tension going even as the criminal investigations become more and more dangerous. There are an array of bad guys with varying motivations and justifications — very intriguing. Hannon keeps the reader guessing just who is in charge. The novel is fast-paced, yet I never felt like the characters’ development was slighted. This one is great for curled-up reading with a hot beverage!

Although Labyrinth of Lies is a standalone, I think your best bet is first reading book 1, Point of Danger. You will be all caught up, and like me, eagerly awaiting Body of Evidence, book 3 in the series.

Recommended.

Audience: adults.

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

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