Thursday, February 19, 2015

Deadly Echoes - A Book Review

I absolutely loved Deadly Echoes (Finding Sanctuary book 2) by Nancy Mehl!  I don't read very many murder or suspense novels but Nancy Mehl is making me a  fan!  I love her writing style and there is a perfect balance of suspense and relationships.   I am so impressed with how she incorporates a faith in God into her characters lives.  The Finding Sanctuary series is set in Missouri and since I am a Missouri girl that makes it even more interesting.   Sanctuary is a fictional town, but there are plenty of Missouri towns that are mentioned in the book that I am very familiar with and I find that very cool!!

Finding Sanctuary is the second book in this series, but it would also be a good stand alone book if you don't want to read the first one.  Some of the same characters from the first book are mentioned in the second book, but if you are not familiar with them it does not affect the story.  I will say that I have read the first book (Gathering Shadows) and it is a very enjoyable read and you should read it too, but only because it is that good! ;)

The day I received this book I also received about 6 other books in the mail, but this is the one I grabbed first.  48 hours later I was finished with it.  I did not want to put it down.  I am a little bit of a scaredy cat and reading it at night was a little challenging for me.  I kept looking over my shoulder and was a little jumpy, but that just shows how great the suspense was.  It had me guessing till the end with page turning excitement!


After a childhood filled with tragedy, Sarah Miller has finally settled into a normal life in Sanctuary, MO.  All the echos of her past are silent at last.  She now spends her days teaching and living a simple life.

When Sarah was 6 years old and her sister Hannah was 12 their parents were murdered.  They spent some time in foster care, but when Hannah was adopted and Sarah wasn't they lost contact with each other.  Now Sarah and Hannah have reunited and Sarah also has met her niece Cicley that she didn't even know she had.  Sarah's joy is quickly extinguished when she is told that her sister has been murdered.

As Sarah learns more about her sister's death, she realizes that the details are eerily similar to their parents' murder.  With help from Paul Gleason, Sarah begins digging deeper into the murders that the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong.  The deeper she gets to uncovering the truth the more desperate one person gets to hiding the truth.


Nancy Mehl lives in Festus, Missouri with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored over twenty-one books and is currently at work on her newest series for Bethany House Publishing. 

All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

To learn more about Nancy you can check out her website by clicking HERE.

To purchase Deadly Echoes from Amazon you can click HERE.

***This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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