Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Illusion (Dark Musicals) by Laura DeLuca

Rebecca Hope-Patko and her husband, Lord Justyn, are living their dream. After a successful stint on Broadway, the super couple are heading Down Under for a special showing of Phantom Returns, where their son Erik will join them for his professional debut. 

As soon as their plane touches down, they discover that a serial killer is stalking Melbourne. At the theater, a strange series of accidents leaves Rebecca fearing for the safety of her family. Rebecca struggles to unravel the mystery while coping with insecurities about her career which cause tension between her and Justyn.

It’s clear a very real Phantom is lurking among them, but Rebecca is no kid anymore. She’s tired of the villain getting the upper hand. This time, Rebecca is setting the trap. This opera diva will put her life and her marriage on the line to shatter the illusions surrounding Queen’s Theater and stop the serial killer before they can strike again.

The 411:

This is book 5 in a series that takes our main characters and the readers on a musical journey featuring some of our favorite Broadway musicals. So far Rebecca and Justyn high school sweethearts now a married couple with a kid have performed Phantom, Hyde, Scrooged, and Sweeney Todd. In Illusion Rebecca and Justyn along with their musical savant son Erik are about to begin Phantom Returns. 

All three are excited to take the stage together and even though Rebecca has fears of it being too much for her young son, especially after a nightmare that has Rebecca thinking this could be foreshadowing to impending disaster.

As I did the past four books, you find yourself falling in love with Rebecca and Justyn. Their love is special and magical but this time someone else is trying to keep them apart. We don't know who until the last few pages but Laura ties it all up for us in a pretty blood dripping bow.

There is much to love about Illusions but I found myself wondering who in their right mind would work with these two on another play something always happens. People always die but there is always a silver lining and at the end of the day and this time Rebecca brings a trafficking ring to its's knees and the love of Rebecca and Justyn is worth the read. 

I do highly you read the first books in the series so you can get a real good feel for the relationships of these characters. Get your summer reading series set up and read the Dark Musicals Series by Laura DeLuca.

Author: Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her four children and multiple cats. Her works include romantic thrillers, paranormal fiction, contemporary romance and young adult.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Ebook for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

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