February 1, 2016

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"Rising Darkness"
Nancy Mehl

Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. Certain she's left her past far behind her, she's now focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon the name of someone she knew in her old life. But when she learns the man--a prisoner--claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can't resist following the lead in hopes of furthering her career.

Almost immediately upon her arrival, Sophie's confronted with a face from her past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is doomed. But with the help of Sanctuary's charismatic young pastor, Sophie knows she's getting close. Will she be able to conceal the truth of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a stop--fatal or otherwise--to her investigation?

This book is filled with twists and turns and will keep you guessing until the end.  Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was proven wrong.  

Nancy Mehl has created some very real and likable characters in her latest novel.   I absolutely loved the reunion of Sophie and her friend from the past.  (I don't want to give any spoilers away.)  But there were a lot of characters and it was hard to keep up with them all.  I do wish that Esther hadn't disappeared towards the end of the book.  She's a sweetheart.  

While this is book three in this series, I didn't feel like I was out of the loop because I didn't read the other books.

Read more about this book here.


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