Ms. Nancy Mehl kindly sent me her latest novel as she knew I've been quite ill and thought I would enjoy her efforts...So true!
This is the second noveMs. Nancy Mehl kindly sent me her latest novel as she knew I've been quite ill and thought I would enjoy her efforts...So true!
This is the second novel in the 'Finding Sanctuary 2' series. In this book, Sarah Miller is finding joy in reconnecting with her long-lost sister, and new niece. Sarah is truly feeling the calmness of Sanctuary, Missouri. Sarah is a school teacher and having lived a life in tragedy and trauma can finally feel safe!
However, do not expect to be lulled into a sleepy. easy to put down novel. Oh no. Page one will shock you out of the quiet as the reader is exposed to the nightmare that is Sarah's life. Then to further grab you...the Deputy Sheriff compounds the pain. No, I am going to make you read the book to find out how.
I can tell you I was surprised, saddened, amazed and sometimes I wanted to shake Sarah awake!
This was an excellent novel and I can only hope to read more and more. ...more
As many persons know, turning forty years old is a time of reflection on where you are at in your life and career, what you have achieved, and lookingAs many persons know, turning forty years old is a time of reflection on where you are at in your life and career, what you have achieved, and looking forward. Some people sail through the birthday with happiness, others tend to be a bit blue or depressed. What happens if an unknown person feels sorry for you and decides to give you a fatal birthday party?
Single ladies in Toledo, Ohio facing their 40th year are on the bulls-eye of a killer's target. New homicide detective, Jadzinski, having transferred from Narcotics division, is handed this red-hot case. Jadz (as she prefers to be called,) has more challenges than just victims (isn't that enough?) in handling a new partner, ex-husband, widowed mother, and a sister that honestly made me glad I'm an only child!
This is not a cozy murder but is a gritty, police procedural. The characters are drawn with strength, wisdom, vulnerabilities, and cunning. At times I found Jadz to make me uncomfortable, however, in the situations presented, you should be uncomfortable.
This is a well crafted first novel by a new publishing firm (Deadly Writes Publishing, LLC) that I will explore to find other new authors and novels. ...more
This novel is written with surgical precision and a truly complex mystery is the result.
Someone is manipulating and killing leaders of Eastern Bloc naThis novel is written with surgical precision and a truly complex mystery is the result.
Someone is manipulating and killing leaders of Eastern Bloc nations seemingly by sending out a 'thought.' Technology is the game but integrity wins the war. This is a high technology murder mystery.
The plot 1s fraught with suspense, ethics, and very possible scenarios to be fond in the 21st Century. I found myself turning the pages with a speed I haven't used in quite a time.
This novel is for mystery, spy, and conspiracy readers. My only disappointment was that it was over so quickly. I hope there will be a third novel shortly. The first novel "Prepare" was a treat as well....more
Minneapolis homicide detective, Brie Beaumont answers the call of the sea after a severe trauma on the job. The call takes her to Maine as a crew membMinneapolis homicide detective, Brie Beaumont answers the call of the sea after a severe trauma on the job. The call takes her to Maine as a crew member of "Maine Wind" a wonderful Windjammer sailing ship.
Everything is calming down and Brie is finding serenity, that is, until the ship heads over to Sentinel Island to help the Captain's buddy fix up his lighthouse.
Soon Brie finds herself entwined in a missing persons case, which her detective senses tell her may be a murder case.
This novel was well-written, fast paced, mystery filled with characters that seem realistic and complex. I loved the first novel in this series and am glad I read the second. Now, I will go and see if there is a third or more.