Book Review #133: Deception Island

Author: Brynn Kelly

Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Thriller

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada)

Date of publication: 31 May 2016

No. of pages: 336


A kidnapped son.

A soldier with a haunted and tainted past.

A cornered con woman looking to leave her past behind.

A deadly game, that has head, heart and lives at stake.


Happiest day for me is when a book lives upto all the expectations. Reading an intriguing description definitely tickles your curiosity bone, especially when you combine it with a distinctive title and a vivid and desolate cover image. But as you lead through the pages of the book (or slide your fingers on kindle) you will definitely end up venturing into the same adventure as the characters that the author has fictionalised. 

The plot is excellently well thoughtout and you can see from the way it has been panned out, there is no room for error any where. Each moment has a thrill element that will snare your attention as a reader. The vivid setting definitely adds another element to the entire reading experience. The characters are well thoughtout and potrayed in a way that makes you want to connect them, or in my case just fix them if I was the heroine here. This kind of connection with characters helps in making a book successful. The addition of humane element like the sex trafficking ring and child soldiers helped in making a simple action romance into something much more substantial. 

My opinion: What I loved about this book that while being an action thriller/ adventure fiction, the book manages to check all the right boxes. But the essence of simplicity and smooth narration has not been compromised in the entirety of the book. 

My rating: 4.5 out 5


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