Monday, July 31, 2017

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl (Defenders of Justice #2)


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 Review:

Mehl has toped herself with this book. I really enjoyed it! This is the second book in this series and I'm so pleased I read it. This book actually has twists. I love those, when I don't see them coming.
It's a throughly engaging read, one that keeps you reading long past when you should be sleeping. Kate and Tony are strong characters and their story is one worth reading. There's defiantly a dark deception occurring in this tale.

It can be read alone, but why would you do that when you can have more? I'm anticipating the next book in this series.

My copy came from Bethany House. My thoughts and opinions are my own, and I have left this review of my own free choosing. 

Nancy Mehl ( is the author of twenty-seven 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 has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. She is part of The Suspense Sisters:, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.

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