If you follow me on Facebook, then you know the day I received this book in the mail. I was so excited. My husband and daughter teased as I dance around hugging the book. I responded to a post to express interest in reading and reviewing the third book in Nancy Mehl's "Kaely Quinn Profiler" series but never heard so had it in my cart for its release on March 31st, today. I think the not knowing increased my excitement. I waited to start reading until I knew I had a few hours of uninterrupted reading time.
Before I share my review, here's a snip-it about this talented author. Nancy Mehl's ability to capture your heart, increase your heart rate, and fall in love with the characters is inspiring. As an author, her talent and gift to write is something I could only aspire for in my writing career. After you check out her website, read my review.
Nancy Mehl is the author of over twenty-five books,
including the Road to Kingdom, Finding Sanctuary,
and Defenders of Justice series.
She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award
in 2009. She writes from her home in Missouri,
where she lives with her husband, Norman,
and their puggle, Watson.
To visit Nancy Mehl's website: CLICK HERE
Oh. My. Goodness. Dead End was anything but a dead end, it delivered! I planned to reread the first two books again but since I loaned them to my daughter, and the books were in her college dorm, I couldn't wait until May and started to read. I could not put the book down. I read the first evening until toothpicks couldn't hold my eyes open. Upon crawling out of bed the next morning, I started reading and finished the book. I have to admit, at least three times I fought back the temptation to flip to the end. The suspense was too much but I resisted and read faster.
My husband enjoyed watching me read because he told me, "It must be a good book. Your sound effects are interesting." We both laughed and I went back to reading. If you read series, or trilogies, then you know it's a challenge for the third book and beyond to keep your attention. Nancy Mehl's writing gives enough history from the first two books to read this as a stand alone yet with the background knowledge, you fall in love with the characters deeper with the snip-its from book one and two. I narrowed down the guilty a few times and in the end...I was...???
Yup, I can't say anymore because I want you to read and enjoy the suspense and increased heart rate like I had. Before you start reading, remember to lock your door and turn your ringer off. The little sounds of your house will make you jump if they happen at certain scenes. I highly recommend this book, and entire series. Road to Kindgom is another great series. I'm not an Amish story reader but Nancy Mehl's ability to bring the outside world and suspense into the Amish town captivated me from the first book to the third.
To read my reviews of the first two books in this series,
click on the book cover of each below.
If you are a Nancy Mehl fan,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323