I love Christian suspense books and am always willing to try a new author. Having not read Nancy Mehl before, I thought the book summary and the cover made my decision to try Dark Deception. I was not disappointed in the book even if it was number two in the Defenders of Justice series. This book for me was a page turner and always trying to figure the ending out which I did not.
Kate O'Brien and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Her sister was brutally killed and Kate played dead and survived. She went into the witness protection program and had been living in Shelter Cove, Arkansas for four years running her own restaurant.
Kate thought she sent the murderer to prison, but new evidence places a cloud on the convicted killer and she will need to testify in a new trial. During her first trial, Tony DeLuca deputy Marshal protected her. Kate refuses to go back to St. Louis unless Tony escorts her.
The serial killer nicknamed the "Blue Eyed Killer" has more unsolved cases than just Kate's sister.
What ties them altogether and who really is the killer. Can they find the killer before Kate is the next target.
So many twists and turns and great character development throughout the story. I found a new suspense author and will be looking for number one in the Defenders of Justice series as well as her other books. Never be afraid to try a new author..they can become a favorite.
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for my free copy just for my honest opinion