Dead End is unlike other suspense books I have read to date. Nancy Mehl has drawn readers in with her lead character, Kaely Quinn, and her background story. Kaely is first introduced to readers in Mind Games and then Fire Storm where Kaely’s family history and work is slowly revealed within suspense filled tales.
Here, in the third installment, Kaely is having to face her greatest fear, seeing her father. She is also helping to solve what the police are calling copycat killings. Kaely goes into the case with her eyes open, but what is really exposed is her heart. Nancy Mehl did a great job of showing what happened to Kaely in her youth and how that shaped who Kaely is today. There are overtones of spiritual warfare and how that can be real and impact a person. The other theme in the book is forgiveness, shown by how hard Kaely finds doing so in regard to her father.
Noah, Kaely’s partner, is beside her as she seeks to help stop the killing of women and bring the perpetrator to justice. What Kaely doesn’t count on is the personal road to healing that she must travel. Noah and Kaely have had moments where they thought they had more than a friendship and I think Nancy handled their future quite well in the nail-biting novel.
Readers can read this as a standalone, though I think they will enjoy it if they read the first two books in the series. Will there be future books in the series? I couldn’t tell, and there is no sneak peek into what is coming next from the author in the back. The series is very high octane with suspense, danger, exploring spiritual warfare and the reality of God. In one way, I can see this being the final book but in another I would hate to stop reading of Kaely’s unique way of helping solve mysteries. Either way enjoy the book Dead End!
- Library Binding
- Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / large print edition edition (13 May 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432878050
- ISBN-13: 978-1432878054
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings