Since a tragic boating accident that took the lives of her husband and son three years ago, Kate Marshall has mourned their loss, relocated to a new city, and established a career as director of an organization geared towards helping battered women. However, a chance encounter in the mall one day suddenly throws her new life into a loop. Convinced she saw her deceased son, Kate turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help after the police brush aside her crazy story. As they dig further into the case, they both realize that this boating “accident” is not as innocent as it once seemed. And someone is equally determined to keep the events surrounding that day three years ago a secret, putting the lives of Kate and Connor in danger.
What an exciting read! Deceived is fast-paced from page one, the contemporary suspense novel keeping readers hooked as they frantically speed through chapters to find the answers the characters seek. Twists and unexpected events maintain an interesting plotline throughout the entire book. The strong character development is very well written and the romance in the novel is not forced at all, adding a pleasant side to the plot. As a noteworthy bonus, the author gives clues through two sides to the story, but does not reveal all the facts until the end. For those worried about the theme of the novel involving a young boy, rest assured that the details of this story are handled very well and no part makes the reader uncomfortable. This book is most highly recommended, as are many of Irene Hannon’s suspense novels!
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.