By Nancy Mehl
By Nancy Mehl
Nancy has once again written a winning Mennonite mystery, Book 3 of the "Road to Kingdom" series, following "Inescapable" and "Unbreakable".
Callie Hoffman, the main character, becomes your best friend as you read this novel. She has a good life in Kingdom, Kansas. She is currently engaged to Levi, the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church. Spending her days, working with Lizzie, her best friend, and soon to be sister in law, at the small town cafe, where everyone gathers to eat, share fellowship and yes, to gossip too!! Nancy quickly catches your attention in her characters as they are realistically described - ordinary people with everyday problems!! I was able to picture the characters as I read of their trials and tribulations, their hurts, fears, as well as their times of joy! I felt their emotions as the story progressed, with just the right amount of mystery and intrigue. You begin to wonder if the characters are really who they are described to be- OR are they fooling all of us???
The plot is well developed with just enough twists and turns to keep you glued to the page, and on the edge of your chair. A body is discovered on the road to Kingdom! The deceased turns out to be another victim of a serial killer. The new country sheriff begins to investigate all the residents of Kingdom, assuming the killer is one of this small community. Rumors begin and tales are told. You feel the fear of this group of people!! Who is the killer??? Which one of them has a secret life that has remained hidden??? Callie is desperate to find answers for herself, especially when her fiance appears to know more about the murder than he is making public! There are numerous details thrown in to mystify the reader. The suspense builds and keeps on building until the very last chapter.
The town battles an unforeseen danger, Callie's life is threatened. The stakes are higher than ever imagined. These people MUST put their faith in God, in order to survive. God, alone, has the answers! This is a lesson that is applicable to all of us! He has a plan for us, but we must let him take over and put our trust in Him to be free and happy!!
A great read!! Ready for the next in the series.
This book was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.