Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book (From the publisher website):
A grieving mother. A mysterious child. And a dedicated PI who’s determined to solve the puzzle.
For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she’s convinced it’s her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating “accident” begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate’s son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden–and may 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 plotline that accelerates to an explosive finish.
Another 5 star book from Irene Hannon. It seems to me that her suspense books, and her contemporary books have outdone themselves lately. I find myself eager to pick them up to read. This story begins with heartbreak, the heartbreak any mother will relate to, the loss of her husband and child. However, when she believes she sees her son, she doubts herself even, but keeps digging to see if there is a possibility it could be true.
Hannon keeps you turning the pages hoping beyond hope that you will find a way to make this mother’s dream’s come true without endangering anyone, plus, you have a hint of healing and romance for the widowed mother as well. I found myself in one place on the couch, reading away, wanting to reach the conclusion, but dragging out the reading time so that I didn’t have to finish this amazing read. I highly recommend it! If you like suspense without too many gory details, these are your books!