Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nancy Mehl: Fire Storm

By Kelly Bridgewater

When FBI profiler Kaely Quinn's mother is diagnosed with cancer, Kaely takes time off work to go to Dark Water, Nebraska, to help her brother care for their mother. Upon her arrival, she learns of a series of fires in the small town, attributed by the fire chief to misuse of space heaters in the frigid winter. But Kaely is skeptical, and a search for a pattern in the locations of the fires bolsters her suspicions.

After yet another blaze devastates a local family, Kaely is certain a serial arsonist is on the loose. Calling upon her partner from St. Louis, Noah Hunter, and her brother's firefighter neighbor who backs Kaely's suspicions, Kaely and her team begin an investigation that swiftly leads them down a twisted path. When the truth is finally revealed, Kaely finds herself confronting a madman who is determined his last heinous act will be her death.

From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl is a thought process crime solving fires around Darkwater. I enjoy reading stories where the reader gets to follow the heroine, Kaely Quinn, as she solves a crime. I love reading the thought processes. It helps complete the mystery for me. I enjoy seeing them work through the information they know, and how they come up with a solution. While the story idea isn't original, the hunt for the villain made me a little upset. Mehl explains pretty early on  who the fire chief believes is the arsonist, and Mehl allows the story to lead that way. I would have enjoyed the villain being another character. I had another character in mind who I don't believe most people would have suspected, and he fit the attributes of the arsonist also. But Mehl took the easy way out. While this element bothered me, the heroine Kaely Quinn is pretty heroic. I really enjoy her ability to talk to Georgie and the suspects in her mind. I do that sometimes when I'm plotting a character, so I understand her dilemma. Overall, Fire Storm was a well-written romantic suspense novel that captured my attention and carried a wonderful heroine. I can't wait to see what drama Mehl places in her for the next novel.

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

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About the Author:

Nancy Mehl
From Amazon
Nancy Mehl lives in Missouri, with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored thirty books and is currently at work on a new FBI suspense series for Bethany House Publishing.

All of Nancy's novels have an added touch - something for your spirit as well as your soul. "I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing," Nancy says. "It's a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn't be writing at all if I didn't believe that this is what He's called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can't overcome with His help."

You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: She also is active on the Suspense Sisters: and on FaceBook! (Taken from Amazon.)

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