Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice #2) by: Nancy Mehl

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rating 3.5 Stars
Most people had no idea of the awful things that happened in the shadows while they ate dinner with their families and complained about their boring jobs. There was another world. A dark world based on deception. One that operated outside of civility and kindness.

Kate O’Brien is now under the witness protection program. After witnessing the death of sister and her own attack, she is trying to rebuild her life after the conviction of the Blue Angel serial Killer. A serial killer who preyed on long-haired and blue eyed young woman. After several years behind bars, it looks like the killer may be set free from unforeseen circumstances. It is a race against time as the Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca who supported Kate in the beginning is assigned to bring Kate back to St. Louis from Arkansas where she is now living her new life. DeLuca has given himself the role of Kate’s protector however, his feelings for her goes deeper. Keeping their relationship on the up and up and to avoid getting emotionally involved becomes a point of contention.

With these new circumstances, the case takes a different turn and urgency to protect Kate becomes more intense. The real plot of the Blue Angel starts to reveal itself with twists and turns and the uregency of time that becomes a matter of life and death.

I was surprised with the urgency of this thriller and it being a Christian theme even made it that much better. Avoiding the ugly evil details in some books in the same genre, was a pleasant change from being bombarded with evil details. Kate struggled with her Christianity and who would not with all that she had been through but in her struggle she discovered some truth to who God is and her relationship to the one who holds all things. One of her struggles was with fear and how her fear blocked her ability to connect to God. As a victim, she survived and her sister was killed and to reconcile God to that was a painful process. Tony character with his strong faith helped along that process as well. Tony keeping Kate safe he had to remember the character of God and his own limitations. As a Christian, there is something here for any heart that desires to trust in the sovereignty of God.

A Special Thank You to Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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