Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Deadly Echoes (Finding Sanctuary #2) by Nancy Mehl

After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school.

Sarah's joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.

As she learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents' murder. Sarah enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide--even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.

About The Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of eighteen books and received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. Visit her website at www.nancymehl.com.

My Review

Welcome back to Sanctuary Missouri, a peaceful Mennonite town, or at least it is supposed to be. We welcome back old friends and meet some new ones, and of course our peace is soon to be broken.
The story opens with Sarah Miller, the town’s schoolteacher being told that her sister has been murdered, and she is the guardian of her ten-year-old niece. This is where the real mystery begins. Yes she has just been reunited with her sister, and now that has been lost, and the eerie circumstance is about to reopen old wounds.
The local sheriff is there for Sarah and Janet has always taken her under her wing, and is there for her now. She must get control of herself and travel to Kansas City to make arrangements and get her niece.
As the facts start to unfold you won’t know whom to trust, just when I made up my mine, to go one way, another thing happened. Why? You are going to be surprised by the answers here, and who in the end does survive. The violence, and the unnecessary pain that the evil causes will devastate you, but through it all you find God’s hand working for those who love him.
You will not be disappointed in this read, there is action around almost every corner, and you will be hoping for an end, and soon! I can’t wait for another book in this series, except I can’t seem to put them down until I’ve gotten to the end, and then I want more.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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