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Book Review: Dead End by Nancy Mehl

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.

Kaely pushed back a rush of anger. “I understand the implications, but he isn’t going to break down and confess to me. I told you, he’s a psychopath. … Ed has never shown one shred of remorse for what he’s done. Not toward the families of the women he killed and not toward his own family. The family he almost destroyed.

Dead End by Nancy Mehl

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

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


Have you read the book/series? What are your thoughts?

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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