Dead End by Nancy Mehl, Book Three in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series, is out and wraps up the story of this unusual FBI heroine.
Kaely Quinn’s background as the daughter of an imprisoned serial killer has left her with some unique quirks and relationship issues. In this last book, someone seems to be copying the MO of her father. To solve the crimes, she must come face-to-face with the man who betrayed his family when he murdered multiple women.
Mind Games, Book One, amazed me. I found it unique and hard to beat for its originality in the genre of Christian romantic suspense. (For me, the closest is Terri Blackstock’s If I Run.) So, you’ll understand this isn’t a criticism to say the two following books were good but not as good as the first, they just didn’t have that gut punch.
Even with that, Dead End, is a mighty fine read for those who enjoy the genre. It brings Kaely full circle in her need to forgive her father, as well as, gain a hold on the way the whole experience has affected her. I was glad to see that Ms. Mehl didn’t brush off the lingering effects of her past with the solution to the crime.
The spiritual story for Kaely seemed natural, and we get the lowdown on her relationship with Noah.
As for the bad guy… I had it figured out early on, but doubt remained until the climax. The motive? That’s something different that I didn’t see coming.
This is a series to be read in order or you’ll come away confused. But do read it!
I give Dead End…