Review: Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

About this Book

Kate O’Brien has been leading a quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas, for the past four years 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 it was her drawing of the attacker–along with some last-minute evidence–that convicted the suspect.

She’s been in witness protection ever since, but new evidence suggests the convicted man isn’t the murderer and she’s been subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Nervous about the risk, she’ll only agree if the same Marshal who protected her during the original trial escorts her to St. Louis.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca accepts the assignment to bring Kate to the trial, remembering how her strength impressed him. While in Shelter Cove, however, he gets a call from his chief, advising them to stay in Shelter Cove until a new development in the case can be straightened out. 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

This book opens up grabbing your attention and holds it to the final pages. The action is intense and the characters passionate. Nancy Mehl is quickly becoming a favorite author.

I really liked Kate O’Brien. She was a strong woman with integrity and passion. And although she was a strong woman she had doubts and fears that she needed to deal with. Likewise, Tony was a great character. He was committed to his job and would do anything to protect his witness.

The action was intense and moved at a quick pace. I found myself not wanting to put this book down. The author did a great job keeping me guessing on who was involved in the killings.  The only negative I could say about the book is their is a similar plot twist as we saw in book one, Fatal Frost. BUT it really does not distract from the book or lessen the entertainment.

Although there are characters from the first book that make brief appearances in this book you do not need to read book one to enjoy this book. It stands on its own.

Disclaimer: I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley.com, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

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