FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn's methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She's done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she's the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, it seems her old life has followed her.
When a body is found that fits the poem's morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.
With a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely must race to catch the murderer before anyone else, including Kaely, is killed.
Whoa! I'm stunned and my head is still spinning over that twisty-turny nosedive at the end. This might just be Nancy Mehl's best book to date which is saying something because I adore her stories! But this one is...definitely on a whole other level.
A psychological thriller of a mystery with some of the elements of a Criminal Minds episode but without the TV series' over-the-top ghoul factor. :-) For cautious suspense readers I can honestly say I can't watch Criminal Minds without getting nightmares but I gobbled up Mind Games for all it's deliciously shivery suspensey goodness. Fascinating police procedural with one of the most complex heroines I've ever met within the pages of a book!
Kaely's backstory is so complex and intriguing. Her coping mechanisms -- her profiling techniques -- the brilliance that masks a touching vulnerability. And most surprising of all -- her deep and abiding faith. Something that fellow agent Noah can't understand but Kaely doesn't shy away from sharing.
"I have a lot of issues leftover from my past. God has never condemned me for them. He just keeps leading me slowly but surely out of the dark, at the pace I need." (p 165)
Engaging in mind games with a serial killer is the first case Noah and Kaely share but it won't be their last. Love the way their relationship develops over the course of this book. He's wary, she's reserved and learning to trust each other is central to their moving forward both professionally and personally. This isn't a romance, but I have the feeling that one is going to develop over the course of the series.
Intense, clever, exceptionally paced -- Mind Games is the epitome of a page-turner! I guarantee you won't be able to put this one down until you've reached the mind-blowing conclusion.
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.
WOOHOO!!!! Thanks to Trixi's generosity (she just happens to have a second copy of Mind Games) there will be two winners drawn for this giveaway!
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