Title: Dangerous Illusions
Author: Irene Hannon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
First impressions: I found the synopsis intriguing. The first chapter does a great job pulling readers in by posing a bunch of questions. It made me keep reading.
Summary: Trish Bailey has a lot on her plate. Someone dies, and the unexpected death casts suspicions on her. But Colin Flynn investigates the matter until the scary truth comes out.
Characters: The story revolves around a female protagonist who loses just about everything. Trish is smart and strong throughout it all. Colin compliments her well. The secondary characters do too. Interestingly enough, there are multiple greedy villains in this one.
“But all she could do was hope answers would be found and guilty parties apprehended without further incident.”
Conflict: I’ll never get tired reading about good guys and gals versus bad ones. The plot turned out to be more complex than I thought. Hannon threw a certain curveball from left field that took me by surprise.
Writing: I think the pacing works well, not too slow but not too fast. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I found myself guessing right along as the story progressed.
The book’s well-written. I did find some clichés, but I enjoyed the different plot. I’ve never read anything quite like it.
As usual, the chapters aren’t too long. Hannon balances showing with telling, dialogue and description.
I’m not a big fan of romance. That being said, I didn’t hate Colin and Trish’s relationship. They’re good to each other.
Final thoughts: The ending ties everything together. It’s predictable and unpredictable at the same time.
I’m interested in reading more of her work. I’m not religious, but I didn’t mind the references to God.
If you’re into romantic suspense with a focus on detective work, Dangerous Illusions might be right up your alley.
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