Monday, October 4, 2021

Irene Hannon: Labyrinth of Lies

 By Kelly Bridgewater

When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn't the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine--and startling connections emerge among the players--the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?

Queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon invites you to scale the heights of human folly and plumb the depths of the human heart in this second gripping book in the Triple Threat series.


My Thoughts:

Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon is classified as a romantic suspense novel. My favorite part of the novel was the unique setting. It reminded me a lot of the movie, Never Been Kissed by Drew Barrymore, which I love. However, this time, the hero and heroine have a past that was never really resolved. Because of this, the tension fizzles on the page. The setting of an all-girl school was different. However, the Mexican drug mystery element is a little overdone, in my opinion. Once a reader has read this type of story, usually they have read them all. There is not much difference in the plots. Similarly, the romance takes over the mystery element. The mystery is still there, but it seems to take a backseat to the suspense, which is what I read these type of stories for. Overall, Labyrinth of Lies really did not capture my attention. I was pretty bored reading it and kept calculating in my head how many more pages I had left to go until it was finished. If the reader enjoys 70 percent romance and 30 percent suspense, this story might be right up their alley.  

I received a complimentary copy of Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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