Nancy Mehl has written another good mystery set in a Mennonite community in Deadly Echoes, her second Finding Sanctuary book.
The fictional town of Sanctuary, Missouri, is a quiet, secluded place, but it certainly has its share of mystery and peril. Nancy blends Mennonite and "English" residents of the community in a story filled with danger, suspense, and a fair share of romance. The Mennonite element does not seem as prominent in this story as in some of Nancy's others but does add an interesting piece to the story line. The back story is developed throughout the book at just the right pace while the characters deal with life-threatening situations. The characters are well developed and keep the interest level high as the story progresses.
Fans of Christian suspense should find Deadly Echoes very enjoyable. Thanks to Bethany House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the book:
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
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.