The Illusionist by C.J. Morrow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****
The second book in the Stone Haven series does not disappoint. It is a wild tale of murder and attempted murder with a twist. This story could be a standalone novel, because the author is very clever at bringing the reader up to date, without being boring.
In this lovely tale of Elliot and Hannah, Elliot resigns from being an undercover police officer thinking he will be safer. He was very wrong.
He divides his time investigating Magnifico, who could destroy Elliot’s new family and a cold case, assigned to him in his new position that gets more puzzling with every clue. Magnifico’s latest and most daring trick will surely unravel all the secrets of Stone Haven.
As the plot unfolds, the role of finder and police officer blur for Elliot. Magnifco, the Illusionist, and his assistant have secrets that Elliot must lead his fellow officers to find, without implicating himself.
Elliot and Hannah are still adjusting to their new relationship and new flat. He is also trying to adjust to life with powers that if anyone found out, then he would be the one destroying his family. In the end it is family that saves them all.
A great story full of murder and attempted murder with surprises on each page which leaves this reader wanting more. While this wild ride of a novel appeals to adults, it could be read by a mature teenage reader because there is a bit of foul language. I cannot wait until the next book to learn even more about Hannah’s twin sister, Helen and her husband.
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