Tuesday, October 5, 2021

LABYRINTH OF LIES by Irene Hannon, Reviewed by Nicole Cook and Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Labyrinth of Lies, the second book in Irene Hannon’s Triple Threat series, is filled with fascinating plot twists and well-written characters that readers can easily relate to. The novel focuses on police detective Cate Reilly and DEA agent Zeke Sloan, who have a previous history together, so the romantic aspect of the storyline is very believable and develops at a reasonable pace. Their story takes an interesting turn as their paths intersect while working two separate undercover cases at the same girls’ boarding school. The series features a trio of strong, confident sisters who are highly supportive of each other, but this novel can easily be read as a standalone.

Ever since I discovered her books, Irene Hannon quickly became one of my very favorite romantic suspense authors. Labyrinth of Lies captured my attention and kept me riveted to the characters and the storyline for the entire novel. Even though I enjoyed Point of Danger, book one of the series, Labyrinth of Lies is my favorite of the series so far. You definitely won’t want to miss this book!

Labyrinth of Lies is highly recommended for fans of romantic suspense, and especially readers who enjoy books by authors such as Dani Pettrey, Lynn H. Blackburn, Rachel Dylan, and Lynette Eason.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. Light faith thread. 

Any Irene Hannon novel is a suspenseful delight. Since I lived in the St. Louis suburbs for 20 years, I always take a trip down memory lane as I read each book and look for familiar places. This time it was Hanks Cheesecake which I drove past it on my way to work. Nathaniel Bakery is near where I lived and was on my shopping route and Tony’s was in downtown Clayton where I went to the bank and library. Nostalgic to say the least.

Cate Reilly, a County Detective, reluctantly goes undercover as a student in a posh school for girls on the western outskirts of the City. When she meets up with Zeke Sloan, also undercover for DEA, things get interesting. Cate and Zeke have a history and their parting 8 years ago was very hurtful, so this case could make or break their tenuous relationship. How are they going to work together to solve their cases of a missing teen couple and a possible drug ring? Are their cases even connected?

As the story unfolds, and they ferret out the bad guys, the tension ramps up and unpredictable things happen.

Ms. Hannon is very adept at crafting taut, believable characters in settings that I recognize. As always, the culprits get dealt with, the romance heats up and faith lessons are learned. I enjoyed the relationship Cate had with her sisters and the new friend she made in Kayla.

A great follow up to Point of Danger. Can’t wait to read book #3.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 5 Stars and a Strong faith thread

BackCover Blurb:
Danger awaits on a covert mission where few are who they seem to be

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 its veneer of polish and wealth, Ivy Hill Academy harbors dark--and deadly--secrets. But the biggest shock 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?

Revell Publishing, October 2021
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Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than sixty novels, including the long-running Hope Harbor series, as well as Labyrinth of Lies, Point of Danger and the Code of Honor, Private Justice, and Men of Valor suspense series, among others. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best, Carol, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement Award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.


  1. Have been waiting for this book, as I know the author is wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! :) Lual Krautter Email: krautter62520AToutlookDOTcom

  2. Every book I've read previously by Irene Hannon has been extremely exciting and realistic. She portrays relationships well and creates compelling stories.

  3. Sounds so interesting. Thank you for sharing.


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