Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Deadly Echoes (Finding Sanctuary, #2) by Nancy Mehl

Deadly Echoes
(Finding Sanctuary, #2)
by Nancy Mehl
Adult Christian Romantic Suspense
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.26
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Published on: February 3, 2015
Pages: 336

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I've read a few novels by this author, but I didn't really go into it with any expectations.

The beginning confused me a little bit, but after the book sucked me right in. I thought that certain parts of the book lagged and were slow. But other than that, I really enjoyed the book. I thought that there was a lot of intrigue and suspsense.

Yes, I did guess a lot of the plot twists, but I still found it an enjoyable read. I thought that certain parts lagged. I would have liked to see more romance too. However, I did enjoy watching the relationship between Sarah and her niece.

For readers looking for a suspense novel that focuses on family relationships, then this one is one that comes recommended. 

So why 3 stars? I thought certain parts lagged, but other than that, I really enjoyed it. 

Can I read the series out of order? Yes, I did. I wasn't lost. This one can be read as a stand-alone. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Mild violence.

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable read that kept me interested until the very end. 

Love,

Danica Page

2 comments:

  1. I'm reading this one right now! I'm half way through and can't seem to understand why the rating on Goodreads are so high! I'm leaning towards a 3 out of 5 like you :)

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    1. Glad we're in agreeance. Some people just seem to like books a lot more than I do. Thanks for commenting.

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