25 Book Reviews

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Nancy Mehl has written another winning novel!!!!

                  "Dark Deception"
                    By Nancy Mehl


Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since.

When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis. 

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.

My Thoughts:
If you love murder mystery, suspense thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding, look no further. Nancy Mehl's newest book is the best mystery that I have read in a very long time!! This is definitely a novel that you can NOT put down until you have read the last page. I was kept up long after my bedtime, as I was so caught up in the intense story. Sleep would not come until I knew how the story ended. "Deep Deception" is the second in the "Defenders of Justice" series. It can be read as a stand alone but it does add to the depth of the plot if you have read the previous book, "Fatal Frost". 

The characters are described in such a realistic , vivid fashion, that you immediately identify with them. I quickly became immersed in their world of fear. Every emotion that Kate experienced was part of me. I travelled her rocky journey in life, fearing for my next breath. 

The plot was full of unexpected, shocking twists and turns. The reader is constantly in a state of wondering what more can possibly happen. Can your heart take any more ??? I was completely hooked by the end of the first chapter and found myself wanting the story to last forever, yet at the same time , desperate for answers!!  Nancy has a unique ability to insert a strong sense of Christian morals and faith into her plot. A strong belief in the Almighty is present theme underlying this frightful tale.

"Dark Deception" is definitely a five star book that should not be missed! Can hardly wait for book three!!!

This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 

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