Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Deadly Echoes"(Finding Sanctuary Book #2) by Nancy Mehl

Book Description
 January 27, 2015
After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school.

Sarah's joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.

As she learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents' murder. Sarah enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide--even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.

"Mehl is an amazing author who gives fans what they want and more in every book. The believable, smooth-running storyline features suspense, mystery and family tragedy with characters who are kind and charming...and a few who are not what they appear to be." - RT :Book Reviews
Author Info

Nancy Mehl lives in Festus, Missouri, with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored fifteen books and is currently at work on a new romantic suspense series for Bethany House Publishing. 

All of Nancy's novels have an added touch - something for your spirit as well as your soul. "I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing," Nancy says. "It's a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn't be writing at all if I didn't believe that this is what He's called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can't overcome with His help." 

You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: or find her newsletter at: She also is active on the Suspense Sisters: and on FaceBook!
My Review: "Deadly Echoes" by Nancy Mehl is the second book in the (Finding Sanctuary Series). This book is my favorite one by Nancy Mehl. Yes, it is fiction and a mystery but it had some hard hitting facts that spoke to my heart,that is why I like to read so much, you never know when you might read something that speaks personally to you through the written word.
Here are two quotes from "Deadly Echoes" that especially spoke to me "I've come to the conclusion that true humility is believing what God says about you when everything inside you screams you're not who He says you are."  "Comparing ourselves to other people only brings unhappiness. We almost always come up lacking. I think God hates it when we do that. He made each one of us special and unique. When we judge ourselves against someone else, isn't it saying that God didn't do a good job in creating us? Isn't it degrading His handiwork?" I think that is a powerful statement, of course in the book Sarah was added after the first sentence but I left it out to make the statement more powerful to fit anyone and especially ME.
Once again Nancy Mehl has written a book that is hard to put down because the cast of characters are believable and you are invested in these characters and you just have to see what happens next.
Sarah Miller learns to accept that she is who God created her to be and she doesn't have to keep comparing herself to her sister. This book teaches life lessons as well as gives the reader a little spine tingling adventure. 
I was surprised at the ending, really didn't guess who the criminal was.  If you want to read a book that touches all of your emotions, then I definitely recommend " Deadly Echoes" by Nancy Mehl.
Yes there is murder and crime but it is written in a way that is not gory or nothing that anyone should find offensive. I give "Deadly Echoes" by Nancy Mehl five stars. I cannot wait to read her next book. 
I received this book from in exchange for my honest review.


Judy said...

Great review Debbie!

Judy B

Debbie Curto said...

Thanks Judy!