Dark Deception - Book Review

Hello, sweet friends!
My computer is still acting up
so I will be missing from action for a little while longer.
I had a couple of books that needed to be reviewed this month
so I will be sharing those today and tomorrow.
I sincerely hope you are well and enjoying your summer.
I have a big giveaway coming up in July
in honor of blogging for 5 years
so I hope you will keep an eye out for that.
Take care, dear ones.
Love and hugs to you!

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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
There was never a dull moment in Dark Deception
and the entire story kept me on the edge of my seat
in anticipation of what would happen next.
Dark Deception is the second book in the Defenders of Justice series
and you can read my review for the first book
Fatal Frost by clicking here.
The story is incredibly fast-paced
and it will keep you guessing until the very end.
There are twists and turns that are least expected
which makes for an exciting and thrilling read.

Kate O'Brien survived the attack of a serial killer,
but sadly, her life has never been the same since then.
She can't help but live in fear
and the pain of losing her twin sister is almost too much to bear.
Slowly Kate lets go of the fear and allows God to heal her heart and soul, 
but when the convicted man is let out of prison
due to lack of evidence at the crime scene 
Kate's world is turned upside down and once again her life is in danger. . .
Will she make it out alive a second time? 
And will her faith keep her strong or will she be shaken to the core?

Nancy Mehl, the author of this book, does not hold back
which means you'd better hold on when reading this book.
It's a "Wow, I didn't see that coming," kind of book.
If you like suspense, danger, and a touch of romance
than this book is for you.

While Dark Deception is the second book in this series
I think it could be read as a stand alone book.
There are a few characters mentioned in the story
that were in the first book, but they don't play a big part.

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

About the Author
Nancy Mehl is the author of 22 books, 
including the Road to Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series. 
She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. 
She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. 
Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, 
where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. 
Visit www.nancymehl.com to learn more.


Chris Lally said...

Sounds like a great book, Stephanie. I'll move this one to the top of the list!! Thank you!

Elizabethd said...

Nancy Mehl is such a good writer. Her books are full of suspense without being too terrifying!

Creations By Cindy said...

Sounds like a good book. I love to read and a beach trip is coming up soon so I may need to check into this book. thanks sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

May be way too exciting for me! 🤓

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always do such good book reviews! This is an author I haven't read! Hugs!

hobbyloes said...

This is really the book for me, I do like an exciting and good book.
Your description makes me curious.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my dear friend! COmputer problems, oh, do I know it! It's really good to see you back again knowing that you are enjoying what you LOVE. May your summer continue on chapter by chapter.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This book sounds great but probably one I won't read before bed!!! I hope your computer problems are solved soon. My hard drive crashed so I had to get a new one :-(

Lowcarb team member said...

Sorry you are still having computer problems ...
Good to read your review here, thank you.

All the best Jan

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This sounds like a great book!
Hope your computer is behaving itself now.

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