Book Review: Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon, Book 1 of Code of Honor

"They weren't letting her out of their sight. They were treating this like a crime scene. They were acting like she was a suspect." (30)

Title:  Dangerous Illusions
Series: Code of Honor, Book 1
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  October 3, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Suspense/Thriller 

Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death--and puts Trish under police scrutiny--her world is once again thrown into turmoil.

Detective Colin Flynn isn't certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge--and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn't just dangerous . . . it's deadly.

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon captures readers with a mind-bending story that will have them doubling back to retrace their steps--and figure out what they missed!

Irene Hannon is one of those authors that I know I'll have a good story when I pick up one of her books. In her latest, Dangerous Illusions, the first book of a new series titled, Code of Honor, with both suspense, intrigue and interesting characters, a fan of reading will not be disappointed. The opening was definitely mind-swirling, as we encounter more of an ominous nature to start. When the opening leads you deeper into the story with questions, you know you'll want to read on to find out the answer. 

"Hollywood couldn't have staged a more dramatic - or ominous - reunion." (7)

Yes, plot had me guessing and wanting answers, yet it was the relational aspects throughout that had me smiling and invested. The camaraderie between Colin, Kristen and Rick was just fun. I love how that affected Trish in the beginning as well.  The backstory of our main characters was also well developed to a point of understanding and connection with the readers.

"No way you'd ever back out of the standing Saturday date with your two best friends in the world - unless a woman was involved. Romance can mess with your head." (56)

Not only romance in the case of Dangerous Illusions, I can tell you. In all, this is yet another winner for this bestselling author, and a great start for a new series to follow.

Check out this trailer for more info and click HERE for an excerpt. 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklistincluded one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. 

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  1. Looking forward to reading this one. Glad you liked it. I am sure I will too.

    1. I think you will too! It's such a great start for a new series. Makes me want to see what she'll come up with for the rest of them!

  2. Excellent review, Annie! I can't wait to read this series!

  3. So glad you enjoyed this one! Thank you for the wonderful review.

    1. Thank you Irene! So awesome to have you here! Thank you for taking the time to drop by!

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    1. Right, Paula?!! There's just something about her books!


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