Monday, July 17, 2017

Dark Deception

GIVEAWAY
MEHL, NANCY
DARK DECEPTION

Kate O'Brien's quiet life in  small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas, is shaken 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 she's been in witness protection ever since.

When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murder, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. 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:

A nail-biting thriller that kept me riveted (and checking my windows and doors to make sure they were locked!) The intricate plot includes some fascinating police procedurals that had me puzzling over clues right along with law enforcement. Mehl masterfully pulls all the pieces together at a tantalizing pace -- not too fast, not too slow. There's plenty of time to ponder and figure things out while looking askance at something a character says or jumping out of your skin when the hero or heroine gets that edgy feeling. I was on tenterhooks the whole read!

Kate's personal journey really made an impact on me. She has been through something so horrendous it's hard to grasp and she's done an admirable job of getting on with her life - battling the darkness by holding it at bay. It isn't until she reconnects with Tony that she discovers burying the past isn't the same as getting through it. What results is an astounding faith journey that brings her peace at last.

A compelling addition to the Defenders of Justice series. This is Book Two in the series but reads easily as a standalone. Looking forward to the release of Blind Betrayal next spring.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Dark Deception, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 23 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. I have been wanting this one. I love Nancy's books.
    Thanks, Kav!
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

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    1. I love her books too!!!! Never want to miss one. Good luck, Amy.

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  2. Please don't enter me. I have already read this deliciously creepy book and I loved it! Your review was fabulous except for the sentence that said "next spring." Next spring?? That means we have to go through the looong grueling winter first. Groannnn....and ughhh...

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    1. Bwahahaha! I know but luckily there are other great books being released between now and next spring -- even if they aren't written by Nancy Mehl. :-)

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    2. Oh, dear, "creepy" is not my favorite adjective when defining my fiction. Hahaha! Although, I've trusted Nancy Mehl in the past. :-)

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    3. Perhaps it's my overactive imagination that turns some suspense into creepy. :-)

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    4. Well, just the words "serial killer" in the description have a rather creepy connotation in my imagination. Eek!!

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    5. Yeah, Diane, once I see the words serial killer in a description, I don't have to read any further. That's my no-go hard line in suspense. I love Nancy Mehl, but I just can't do it. 😧

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    6. Although, I'm sure she isn't as creepy as my own imagination. Haha!

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  3. I have never read this author! Hmm, sounds like I would like her. LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh, I'm pretty sure you will love her! Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Nancy's book sounds great.πŸ‘Œ
    Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win a copy. 😁
    iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I just went to check her books out and Fatal Frost (Defenders of Justice Book #1) Kindle Edition by Nancy Mehl is on sale for $1.59

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    2. Oh wow -- that's a great deal!!!!!!! Thanks for letting us know. The books can be read independent of each other, but Fatal Frost is an awesome suspense too. Good luck, Linda.

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    3. Ya I know some people like to read all in order even when they stand alone (like me) πŸ˜„
      Thanks for all the giveaways you have ❤πŸ‘❤

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  5. Her books are good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. I am really looking forward to reading this series. The suspense sounds great and I love the covers. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Awesome suspense! Good luck, Loraine!

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  7. This book sounds like a winner!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  8. I have Fatal Frost and this one is much anticipated! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. As are all Nancy Mehl's books, right? Good luck, Trixi.

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  9. Here I go again Kav! Please enter me. You just review the BEST books.... I want to read them all! Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. LOL -- I know -- there are so many bestest books out there! Good luck, Paula.

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  10. Ohh....sounds so good. Your reviews are always wonderful. Nothing like a good, heart-pounding suspense book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Mindy. I'm rather fond of suspense as you may be able to tell lately. :-) Good luck!

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  11. I love Nancy's stories! KAV, thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck!

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  12. Love thrilling stories like this!
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. Especially Nancy Mehl thrilling. Good luck, Dianna.

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  13. You have been featuring a lot books I really want to read! eeyore722(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So many great new books out there right now! Good luck, Cindy.

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  14. Sounds like I won't sleep...πŸ˜‰ Thank you!
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. People don't often thank me for depriving their sleep. LOL Good luck, Lucy.

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    2. Well, I'm the first. πŸ˜‚

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  15. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Nancy. Thank you for providing us with so many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  16. I've read some of Nancy's books and really liked them. Would love to read this one - sounds good. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's fantastic -- just like all her other books. Good luck, Becky.

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  17. Can't wait to read catlover0112 at 0112 dot com

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  18. Ooh! This sounds intense! Can't wait to read it!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  19. Love it! queenofeverything1016ATyahooDOTcom

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  20. This sounds like a great one! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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  21. Oooh! Love a good suspense. I can't remember if I've read Nancy's work yet. Would love a chance to win! Great review! Love your description of checking the windows, lol!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. Nancy Mehl writes amazing suspense so you should definitely give her a try. Good luck!

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