Thursday, January 22, 2015
Review of "Deadly Echoes"
After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school.
Sarah's joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.
As she learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents' murder. Sarah enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide--even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.
MY REVIEW: Mysteries are one of my favorite genres to read and I pride myself on being pretty good at figuring out "who done it", but not this time! I had a few suspicions but never completely figured it out. I started reading and couldn't wait to get back to the book each time I had to quit for a bit to attend to details of life. This book will leave you on the very edge of your seat!
I fell in love with the characters of the little town of Sanctuary in the first book in the Finding Sanctuary series and it was such fun to get to spend time with some of those characters in this book. Faith plays an important role in the Old Order Mennonite town and I felt that the aspects of faith included in the book were very well done and added to the story.
I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Nancy Mehl lives in Missouri with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. First published in 2001, she has now authored nine books, including an omnibus mystery collection, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published Ivy Towers mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award. Nancys main writing interests lie in mystery although her new Harmony Series leans more toward the romantic suspense genre. Nancy runs a HUD program for the city of Wichita and is president of a volunteer organization, Wichita Homebound Outreach. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Kansas Authors Club. You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: www.nancymehl.com