Thursday, October 2, 2014


(Private Justice #3)
Irene Hannon
ISBN: 978-0800721251
September 2014/416 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Irene Hannon is the author of more than forty-five novels, including Vanished, Trapped, and the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. Learn more at

Read my interview with Irene Hannon from earlier this year here.


Irene Hannon brings her Private Justice series to a satisfying close with a gripping novel that chilled this mother's heart. Don't plan to read this book in small increments. You won't be able to put it down as the story, compelling enough by the initial mystery of "accident vs. kidnapping," becomes more complex and sinister with each chapter. Hannon demonstrates her skill at character and plot development with this pulse-pounding page turner that kept me up way too late. I suspect this novel will be nominated for multiple awards next year. Don't miss it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

I am almost finished reading this! It is a great book.