Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.
Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.
A riveting read. Honestly, I couldn't put it down and read right through into the wee hours of the morning. Mehl has a talent for pacing a mystery so that the reader is held captive -- in a delicious way, of course! The problem with that is the read is over all too soon. Luckily the next in this series, Deadly Echoes releases February 3. Guess what I have on order? LOL
The suspense angle totally captivated me. Wynter's desperate search for her missing brother -- the repercussions of his kidnapping still haunting her a decade later. Her parents have given up all hope but Wynter can't let it go and now she's found proof that her brother might actually be alive. There are so many emotional layers to her story and Wynter has to work through them all one by one.
Reuben lends his expertise and his support to the newcomer in town, but he's hard pressed to gain her trust. More emotional layers to delve into. Raw and real and ultimately renewing.
The suspense is palpable all the way through. It just doesn't let up as Mehl taunts the reader by slowly revealing pieces of the puzzle bit by bit. Danger lurks and grows more sinister as Wynter and Reuben get closer to finding answers someone doesn't want uncovered. And the whodunit? Nigh impossible to figure out until...wait...could it be? You'll just have to read Gathering Shadows to find out.
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