Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since. When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.
Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed. "The second in Mehl's Defenders of Justice series is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read that has amazing characters who are fighting to stay safe and alive while an unknown force is one step ahead of them. The plot is believable with twists and turns like a roller coaster ride and red herrings to make it more exciting. Mehl is a talented author and she has brought suspense to a higher level with this novel." --RT Book Reviews "Award-winning Mehl has written a gripping story that will hook readers until the very last page."--Christian Market
My thoughts: DARK DECEPTION is Ms. Mehl's latest, and the second in the
Defenders of Justice series. I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first, though
the action and suspense were still top notch and engaging. Kate is a hurting woman,
hidden in the witness protection program, or so she thinks. When her sister's killer
is released from prison, he denies he did it and that the real killer is dead. But some
one is still out there and her life is in danger.
I did like Tony, he was real, but also hurting, like Kate. He was also confused. Torn
between attraction to Kate, the truth, and direct orders, plus under attack from an
unknown assailant, he didn't know where to turn.
If you like romantic suspense, pick up a copy of DARK DECEPTION. You'll be kept
up late reading until the end...
There are a lot of unanswered questions causing this reader to wonder what's in
store in Ms. Mehl's next book.
I received a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own
About the Author
Nancy Mehl (www.nancymehl.com) is the author of twenty-seven books, including the Road to
Kingdom, Finding Sanctuary, and Defenders of Justice series. She is a Carol Award finalist and
writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle,
Watson. She is part of The Suspense Sisters: www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com, along with
several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.