Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon
In a Nutshell:
Age Appropriateness: 16 and above
Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Suspense/Violence: Moderate suspense
Romance: Moderate romance
Would I Recommend It? Yes!
Dangerous Illusions is certainly suspenseful. I considered it moderate suspense. There was nothing graphic or unexpected. Ms. Hannon writes mystery fiction, so obviously some suspense is to be expected by the reader. Two characters are murdered, the Mofia makes an appearance, and one character is kidnapped. However I did not find anything graphic or disturbing. Ms Hannon provides details that are relevant to adequately understanding the gravity of the situation.*
Two characters are romantically involved throughout the book (they hug and kiss).
The antagonist does spend several scenes visiting a bar and going home with women. Eventually one woman traces him back to his house and visits him. Nothing graphic or detailed, and it is in keeping with his evil character, but it is obvious what is going on.*
I always enjoy Ms Hannon’s suspenseful fiction. Her characters are well developed, the plotline is creative and interesting, and it always just the right amount of suspense. Dangerous Illusions was a delightful start to what I am sure will be a wonderful series!
The only hesitation I would have in recommending it would be the the antagonist and his relationships through the book. While it was not graphic, it might definitely be uncomfortable for some readers. Please read with discretion.
Female, who enjoys Christian suspense. Male readers might also enjoy the intricacy of the plot-line, but it was written with a female audience in mind.
*Reader discretion is always advised.