Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Deadly Echoes

Deadly Echoes
Finding Sanctuary Book 2
Nancy Mehl
 Sarah's life seems to be almost perfect. She's finally been reunited with her sister that she lost soon after the murder of their parents. She has a great job teaching school in the small town of Sanctuary, and she has wonderful friends who love her. But then her sister is murdered in the same way her parents were murdered years ago and Sarah is thrown into raising her niece and trying to find the killer.

This book has some real pros and cons for me. So I thought it would be easier to list them.

The story flowed very quickly. Janet, a secondary character, was a favorite of mine. The small town feel was portrayed nicely. The Amish element was a surprise that I didn't see coming since I hadn't read the first book in the series. The book would work as a stand-alone, although several references were made to the previous story. The faith references were handled nicely without coming across as preachy.

I knew who the "bad guy" was as soon as he was introduced. There wasn't any suspense. Everything played out exactly as I expected. The main character was so naive that she was almost unbelievable. The romance between the couple was almost non-existent. While it was a fun read, it didn't have any weight to it.

I liked reading the story, but if you enjoy romantic suspense there are quite a few other stories that are more romantic and suspenseful.

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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