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by Nancy Mehl
From the back cover:
When a body is discovered in a field in Iowa, the police uncover fourteen additional corpses, some from twenty years ago, others from the recent past. The remains point to a serial killer with an MO the authorities have seen before–Ed Oliphant, a man who has been in prison for more than twenty years . . . and is FBI Special Agent Kaely Quinn’s father. After several failed attempts to discover if Ed has been training someone to be a copycat killer, the police turn to Kaely in St. Louis for help.
Kaely promised herself she would never step foot in her hometown or set eyes on her father again. She’s always refused to confront her past, but if she wants to prevent any more deaths, she must come face-to-face with the man she’s hated for years.
As more bodies are discovered, Kaely races against time and her own inner turmoil to uncover the killer. Will this most personal case yet cost Kaely her identity and perhaps even her life?
About the author:
Nancy Mehl (www.nancymehl.com) is the author of more than thirty-five books and a Christy Award and Carol Award finalist as well as the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year award. Her short story, Chasing Shadows, was in the USA Today bestselling Summer of Suspense anthology. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.
I have not been reading as much fiction lately (for multiple reasons), but this was the fastest I’ve finished a novel in a long time! Dead End is the conclusion to the Kaely Quinn Profiler series, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series!
While Kaely has unique ways of profiling, her attempts to get into the minds of these criminals is intriguing. Her personal struggles with her past are also well-written. Dead End ties up several threads well, including her relationships with her father and Special Agent Noah Hunter.
Because the Kaely Quinn Profiler series is chronological, I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning (Mind Games). If you enjoy suspense with a light romance thread, you’ll surely enjoy all three of these!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)