About the book:
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.
This was another very enjoyable story in the Private Justice series! I really liked getting to know Kate and learning more about Connor, while also getting to revisit the other characters from the PI firm. I loved reading about the investigation and the steps they took to figure out if the boy was her son. The suspense kept building as more clues were uncovered and I wondered if a certain person would be a hindrance or a help to their cause. The different viewpoints were great, from Kate to Connor to the man with the child. The romance was great, with immediate chemistry, but they were trying to maintain a professional relationship while the case was ongoing. They both had a strong faith, along with the other main characters, though it's not preachy. It works as a stand-alone, but I wouldn't suggest missing the first two in the series. I definitely recommend this book if you like romantic suspense!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.