Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1) by Irene Hannon

Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)

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 ...

Details Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)

TitleDangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
GenreChristian Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Christian, Fiction, Inspirational, Romantic Suspense

Reviews Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)

  • Hannah
    2.5 stars. This one really fell short for me, as I was in the mood for Hannon's trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense. Instead, it's very heavy on the romance part, almost to the point of being the main focus of the book: attraction plus some suspense and danger to bring them together. It felt confusing with how quickly it jumped from "Wow, you are attractive" to "bad guy POV" and back. And several times I felt that I was being specifically led to...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    This is book one in Hannon's new series Code of Honor. A much anticipated series.Not at all predictable, you will be guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat trying to guess this one. It will throw you for a loop more than once.I was very happy with the build up. I was not let down that is for sure.I gave this book 4 stars and I can't wait for book number two in this series.The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A ...
  • Kav
    Whoa! I don't even know where to begin. Stop-you-in-your-tracks-from-the-sheer-brilliance-of-the-plot good. I'm still reeling. Gobsmacked. Astounded. Almost speechless. Luckily my fingers can still type. :-)Extremely clever and cunning suspense. And it's the slow build kind, where you're checking over your shoulder but not quite sure for what. We have insights from the villain's point of view that gives the reader a bit of an edge over Trish and ...
  • Rebecca
    "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". As if her life could get any worse, Trish Bailey is grief stricken when it appears that her mother has died of an incorrect drug dosage which Trish had been responsible for administering. Following protocol, Detective Colin Flynn, must ask the lovely young widow some awkward questions while instinctively assessin...
  • Rachael
    For me, Irene Hannon's villains are the highlight of her suspense novels, and this might be her cleverest twist yet on a villain--a twist that I did not see coming. There's very little I can say about our most clever and diabolical villain without spoiling the brilliance for everyone else, so suffice to say, he's good and supremely well-developed. The author is brilliant for creating him.The backcover copy of the book describes it as "a mind-bend...
  • Laura
    DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS is a page-turner by Ms. Hannon. I started this book Sunday afternoon and by bedtime I was almost done! I was right in the middle of the ending, so I had to stay up another hour to finish so I could reach the HEA. I felt for Trish, as the caregiver for my mom after her stroke, I can't imagine the guilt I'd feel if I was accused of deliberately overdosing her. I was glad when other suspicious things happen and the detectives on ...
  • Madison
    I knew I was going to love this book. It's written by IRENE HANNON, after all! I love her suspense books almost as much as I adore her contemporary novels, so each of her books go immediately on my must-read list. Dangerous Illusions certainly did not disappoint. With suspense, romance, detective work and big twists - Dangerous Illusions is a thrilling read from start to finish.The past two years have taken their toll on Trish Bailey, an art teac...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Irene Hannon rocks, this new series is awesome, having just finished Dangerous Illusions I can’t wait for the next book in this series.The author had me on the edge of my seat from page one until the very end. What does murder, embezzlement, stealing identities, Mafia, and did I say murder again; have to do with a young woman who has already lost a lot? We soon realize that Trish comes from a rather well to do family, and they are big on giving...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor #1)Author: Irene HannonPages: 358Year: 2017Publisher: RevellMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Colin Flynn and his two best friends meet every other Saturday to catch up on their lives and share a meal. One Saturday he tells them about his latest case. His two friends immediately sense a reticence about Colin regarding a suspect. They grill him and he finally admits he is attracted to the suspect, an attractiv...
  • Trixi
    ”Hello Matt. Long time no see.” As the words slithered through the clammy night air, a jagged shaft of lightning illuminated the speaker’s face for one brief instant. I’ve long been a Hannon fan, and just when I thought her last suspense series was the best, she knocked it out of the park with this first book in the Code of Honor series! Ominous from the first sentence and not letting up the further I read. She never fails to pull me into...
  • Sarah
    Okay, so I was a bit turned around while reading this one. The Matt-and-Michael part is a little confusing initially, but I think that's the point: to keep you guessing until Hannon is ready for you to know for sure. I loved the inclusion of the Phoenix, Inc., team and the guest star, Mac MacGregor, from 2 other St. Louis-based Hannon series. Really enjoyed both those series and was thrilled to see them again here.This ended up being a great Hann...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon is the introduction to her new Code of Honor series. In her last series, Men of Valor, I believed there was too much romance that outdid the suspense. But in this introduction, she has brought the suspense back to the forefront of her novels, which makes me really proud. With a romantic suspense, I know that I'm getting a little bit of romance, a lot of suspense, and reoccurring characters. With Dangerous Illus...
  • Toni Shiloh
    Another great suspense by Irene Hannon. The twists and turns shocked me and kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • Jessica Higgins
    Irene Hannon is back with a new series that will have readers questioning each character and their intentions until the very end, making for an exciting and downright good read.Trish Bailey has had a rough few years. Her job is demanding, she is taking care of her ailing mother, and now she is having trouble remembering things. When her mother dies of a mistake in her medication, Trish finds herself under police scrutiny. She starts to question i...
  • JaneReads
    Review can be found here. I loved that this case required quite a bit of detective work rather than being all action. There is action that happens, but we really get to dig into the cases with the detectives. Even though as a reader I was introduced to the villain, knew their motive and got their point of view, I felt like I was right there with Colin trying to solve the cases and figure out how (if) they were connected. Trish has gone through so...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Unexpected moments, suspense-filled scenes, and likeable characters make a winning combination in Irene Hannon's latest novel, "Dangerous Illusions"! Those looking for a blend of suspense and romance together will be pleased with what unfolds in this novel. The sparks certainly fly from the moment that Trish and Colin meet, and you can't help cheering on these great characters as things unfold. Some of the romantic elements were a bit beyond me, ...
  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    My thoughts on this bookI so much enjoyed reading this 50th Anniversary of the classic and so well written book Christy. Catherine Marshall was a master storyteller, and with this book, wrote the story about her mother, making this an even more intriguing read. In Christy, as Ms. Marshall’s own mother left home at the age of 19, moving to North Carolina Mountains, so did main fictional character Christy Huddleston. Fulfilling a need in her own ...
  • Julie Graves
    Trish is under a lot of stress and attributes some of her recent absentmindedness to that stress. But when her mother suddenly passes away it appears that Trish may have mixed up her medication by mistake. Detective Colin Flynn is handling the case and at first it appears that Trish's mother's death is just a terrible accident. Trish is still having memory lapses and is thankful for her mother's accountant Matt who manages her mother's charity. T...
  • Debbie
    "Dangerous Illusions" is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the first book in a new series, but it's also a stand-alone novel. It's one of my favorite by this author. Trish has been through a lot of loss and heartbreak. She's used to taking care of herself (and others), so she initially had a hard time "bothering" Colin to ask for help. But even though she's independent, she was sensible and wasn't stubborn about having her own way.We know...
  • Barb Klein
    Trish Baily has just found her mother dead in her bed. While it looks like death from natural causes, Trish’s accountant has planted a seed of doubt with the local police. He intimates that Trish has been extremely stressed caring for her mother and may have inadvertently given her mother an overdose. The detective leading the case, Colin Flynn, is not convinced. But why would Matt Parker plant that seed? He has seemed interested in Trish in a ...
  • Amy
    Author Irene Hannon certainly puts her characters through some life altering situations, so much so that I really feel sorry for them. In Dangerous Illusions Trish Bailey has already had some difficult years and as she and her mother are trying to recover, the unthinkable happens and Trish is looked as a person of interest. Enter detective Colin Flynn who wants to get to the bottom of the suspicious circumstances surrounding Trish. Trish is alrea...
  • Natalie Walters
    In Dangerous Illusions, the first novel in the Code of Honor series, Ms. Hannon thrusts readers into the lives of Trish Bailey, a woman who is dealing with more than her fair share of grief when tragedy strikes again bringing her danger and Colin Flynn. Detective Flynn keeps a professional distance but the line gets blurry when Trish is targeted over and over again. Ms Hannon weaves a dangerous twist that gets revealed halfway through and I'm not...
  • Helen
    Dangerous Illusions is the first book in Irene Hannon's new series, Code of Honor. Trish has been staying with her mother, caring for her since shortly after her husband's death. She has been sitting in with her mother and her accountant, Matt. She starts to date Matt, but on the night she plans to break it off, she comes home to find her mother has died in her sleep. The police are called and Trish is suspected of over medicating her mother. Whi...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Trish Bailey has dealt with a lot in the last two years: her father and husband's death, her mother's stroke, a demanding job in a rough area. Then life throws her a curve ball. In addition to that, she seems to be having very unsettling memory lapses. Can she even count on herself at all anymore?Detective Colin Flynn doesn't know what to make of the investigation he's been called into at Trish's mother's home. Nothing makes sense. But soon, thin...
  • Amanda
    This story was just okay for me. The plot was interesting but I found it kind of predictable. I also felt like it was too heavy on the romance and a bit too light on the suspense.The romance, although cute, was extremely rushed and felt very forced. I’m not a fan of romance in books so this is never an aspect that I enjoy in stories.I did find the twist to be clever but I predicted it far before it had been revealed. The mystery didn’t have e...
  • Tima
    Trish is overwhelmed with the deaths of her father and husband and helping her mother who is now disabled from the accident that killed their spouses. She's starting to forget some of the simplest things. But when a death is attributed to her forgetfulness, she will need the help of Detective Colin Flynn to sort out the strange occurrences that are happening all around her. This story was intriguing from the very beginning. The chemistry between ...
  • Chris Unwin
    3.5 Stars ...Almost 4I really wanted to give it four stars but I just couldn't. I don't want to give the story away but I found it a tad confusing. This is the reason I marked it down a 1/2 of star. Some people might love the plot but it needs to be read in long sections and perhaps not broken up like I did in hour long bedtime chunks. Probably a lot less confusing that way. Strong charactes though. Clean read. Very Light romance.
  • Joan
    I liked this romantic suspense, although there was not really very much suspense. This novel is character driven more so than police procedure driven. Hannon crafted a nice twist into the plot and the character of the bad guy. That also meant a bit of a twist in the plot line, which was a bit complex. Readers discover the facts from the past that influence the present along with the investigators. The novel was pleasant to read and had a pretty g...
  • Lisa
    I loved this book. The illusions in it were interesting and kept you guessing. Who is Craig, who is Matt, who is Michael. Then Irene throws in a little romance to make it a perfect mystery book! Great read!
  • Susan
    A great start to a new series. The suspense is always intriguing. Looking forward to the next in the series. The narration was excellent as well.