Saturday, September 4, 2021

[Review] - Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

Once upon a time, Christian romance mysteries were unique reads for me. Well, that's until the subgenre became crowded with too many new authors, and the stories became too generic for my liking. I tuned out sometime in 2017, around the time Revell published Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon. Revell sent me a review copy, and it's been sitting on a desk collecting dust along with a few other books. At long last, I picked it up, cracked it open, and read it. 

It isn't my first go-around with an Irene Hannon mystery. While it's been a while since I've read her books, I recall her stories tend to follow a similar pattern - a woman gets into some trouble, and a cop comes to her rescue. Does my memory serve me, right? 

Dangerous Illusions centers on art teacher Trish Bailey, who lost her father and husband in a car accident two years earlier. Now, someone has murdered her mother - and she's the prime suspect. Luckily for Trish, Detective Colin Flynn believes she's innocent, and it has nothing to the fact that's he's attracted to her.  

Final Thoughts

While Irene Hannon has a natural talent with lively dialogue and detailed descriptions, I became bored with the Dangerous Illusions by the fifth chapter. It felt less like a novel and more like a bad-made-for-Hallmark movie. The story is way too predictable, and the big twist was underwhelming.  

If you're into run-of-the-mill mysteries, then you might take a shine to Dangerous Illusions. However, if you're like me, then you'll be disappointed with this fluff. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying the book is horrible. I thought the characters were interesting. It's just not my kind of story.

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