Gathering Shadows - Book Review

Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter 
for a television station in St. Louis, 
but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance 
of her brother nine years ago.
So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him,
she can't pass up the chance to track him down.
With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs
for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.
Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King,
and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart
and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life.
As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, 
it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she searching for hidden forever-
even if the cost is Wynter's very life.

My Thoughts

Sanctuary, a quaint and charming town that presents itself as perfect. . .
that is, perfect until Wynter sets foot in the town 
and begins asking questions about her brother's disappearance.
The people of Sanctuary like to live a simple life and they often keep to themselves,
but there are those that are hiding past regrets and shameful secrets.
When Wynter shows up things in Sanctuary begin to unravel;
clues begin to unfold and Wynter becomes determined to stay in Sanctuary
until she has the true story and hopefully her brother.
Unfortunately, there are those that will do anything to get her out of town.
"Some people are willing to protect their secrets at all costs."
(page 39)
From lies to poison to murder will Wynter make it out of Sanctuary alive
and will she ever find out what really happened to her brother?

Nancy Mehl does a fabulous job of grabbing the reader's attention
with the plots and twist of the story.
Each chapter has something intriguing and exciting
that makes you crave the next page.
The author also takes you on an incredible journey of seeking faith in Christ
and finding forgiveness.
I always enjoy a book that has Christ intertwined into the story and Nancy does just that,
brings the Lord into focus.
"We should never be too busy for God, children.
He wasn't too busy to give His life for us."
(page 73)
An excellent mystery full of suspense, love, and faith - I don't think it gets much better!

** I was given a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **

About the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of fifteen books, including the 'Road To Kingdom' series.
She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW.
Nancy lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson, in Wichita, Kansas.
You can visit her at Nancy Mehl


Denise said...

Such a nice review.

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to read about!

Sola Scriptura said...

I love a good mystery! Thanks for recommending such good books as I'm always looking for new things to read. On another note, I received my mug package today!!!

Anne Payne said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll add it to my ever-growing stack :)

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful review.
Bless you!

White Lace and Promises said...

I will definitely have to look this one up. I've not read her. There are secrets that left unopened and allowed to heal will remain, a thorn in the flesh. I know. Glad God is the healer of the broken.

Terra said...

I made note of this book, it sounds good.

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