Sunday, November 6, 2016
Chilling suspense -- Fatal Frost (with a GIVEAWAY)
(Be sure to read to the end of the post for a chance to win your own copy of Fatal Frost.)
I have read and enjoyed a couple of series by Nancy Mehl with Mennonite settings. But I think I've just discovered a new favorite genre of her writing. Fatal Frost, the first in a new suspense series, is a page-turner that was hard to put down.
The main characters and plot were well-developed, with information provided at just the right pace that the story demanded. Many of the characters were not black and white/good and bad; instead they were realistic, multi-dimensional people with real-world issues to deal with.
The suspense started in the very first pages and picked up as the story moved on. There were plenty of twists to keep you guessing about the eventual outcome of the story. Picking out the "bad guys" was not always an easy task. There is an element of romance in the story, but it takes a back seat to the suspense. I am anxious to see what comes next in this intriguing series.
Thanks to Nancy Mehl and Bethany House for providing a copy of this book. I was happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
About the Book:
Following in her absentee father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father's recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent--Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until her safety can be guaranteed.
Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn't until a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy to put them in great danger. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?
About the Author:
Nancy Mehl is the author of twenty-one books, including the Road to Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit www.nancymehl.com to learn more.
I have a second copy of Fatal Frost that I would be glad to share with another reader. For a chance to win, please comment below by midnight on Wednesday, November 9. I will randomly select the name of one commenter after that time. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.