Monday, April 23, 2018

Nancy Mehl: Blind Betrayal

By Kelly Bridgewater

Deputy U.S. Marshal Casey Sloane has worked at the St. Louis marshals office for two years and is given a routine assignment to help transport a reporter to D.C. to testify before a grand jury. Valerie, the reporter, was writing a story about an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared and, she later discovered, whose backers purportedly have ties to a terrorist.

When the seemingly ordinary assignment suddenly takes a shocking turn, Casey is forced to put aside her own feelings about the unexpected reappearance of a man from her past as she and two other marshals take Valerie on the run. And as it becomes dangerously clear Valerie's testimony has even bigger implications than they knew, they'll do whatever it takes to make it out alive.

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My Thoughts:

I have only read one other book by Nancy Mehl, and it was Fatal Frost, the first book in this series. I thought I would give Blind Betrayal a try since I do enjoy suspense. But this book wasn't that suspenseful in my humble opinion. The story was told from at least five different perspectives, and three plus different storylines going on the at the same time to cover different areas Mehl wanted us to pay attention to. Right away, I had a feeling something was wrong with the of the characters, and Mehl showed me just what I suspected about twenty percent into the story. The suspense element was pretty predictable, and it didn't capture my attention at all. I couldn't wait for the story to be over with, so I read really quick to get to the end. The bad guy was no surprise to me either. Mehl doesn't hide that information well either.

In conclusion, Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl is not a high-action suspense novel. At every corner, Mehl was spilling her secrets before she even attempted to make it to the end. Way too many characters to mingle with.  I believe if you enjoy romantic suspense, try Irene Hannon, Colleen Coble, Brandilyn Collins. This one won't go on my keeper shelf.

I received a complimentary copy of Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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