Mind Games

Mind gamesAuthor: Nancy Mehl

Series: Kaely Quinn Profiler #1

Publisher: Bethany House

Release Date: December 4, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

With a writing style that reminds me of Tosca Lee, one of my very favorite authors, Mind Games was quickly devoured leaving me wanting more.

Trying her hardest to keep her past of being the daughter of a serial killer a secret, Kaely Quinn has had her name changed and kept close relationships to a minimum. She works as an FBI behavior analyst and is more talented than any other in her department with her unorthodox methods.  Her career is threatened when a reporter finds out who she is and she is transferred to St. Louis. This same reporter follows her to St. Louis and receives an anonymous poem predicting murders and the end of Kaely’s life. At first no one takes his claims seriously until a body turns up just as the poem said it would. There is no pattern to this like with a normal serial killer, which makes trying to profile him even harder. Kaely’s new partner is unsure of her at first but quickly comes to respect her and the unlikely methods she uses to solve cases. Both will be tested to their limits trying to solve their hardest case yet.

I have read several books by Nancy Mehl and enjoyed them all. Mind Games has to be the best yet by her. The writing style here just took an upturn and reminded me a lot of one of my favorite writers, Tosca Lee. I loved the story here and the way it all played out. There was much more Suspense than romance which helped to move the story along at a very fast pace.  The characters had great chemistry with each other and the relationships played out smoothly. The way the bad guy was revealed at the end and the motive made me smile, I saw it coming partly but was still a little surprised. Kaely is a great protagonist and readers will enjoy following her story. Her past is complicated and she lets it push her to evolve as the person she is meant to become. There is so much more to this story that I can’t wait to see unfold in the following books in the series. The relationship with her and Noah is bound to continue along with other members of her family. Mehl did a great job introducing characters that I’m sure will have a bigger role to come and I for one will be along for the ride.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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