Book Review: Dead End by Nancy Mehl

About the Book-

When a body is discovered in a field in Iowa, the police uncover fourteen additional corpses ranging from 20 years old to recent. 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 over 20 years . . . and is Special Agent Kaely Quinn’s father. After several failed interview attempts to discover if Ed has been training someone to be a copycat killer, the police turn to Kaely in St. Louis.

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 personal turmoil to uncover the killer. Will this most personal case yet cost Kaely her identity and perhaps even her life?

My Review-

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Dead End is the last book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler trilogy, which is super sad: I have SO enjoyed reading this series and following Kaely and Noah as they grow and develop their relationship with God and each other.

This book covers the biggest mystery of all: a killer who is mirroring the style of Ed Oliphant, Kaely’s serial killer father. Kaely has to face her own history as she helps the FBI find the person committing these crimes and prevent more people from dying.

This book was fast paced and action packed: there was SO MUCH that happened! Between the action, there was also a lot of spiritual content and introspection that occurred on Kaely’s, but also Noah’s part. I thought that was a really nice touch!

Again, the mystery/suspense was super well written, like the first two books, which I really appreciate! The only thing that felt a little bit sudden was the romance: it had been a SLOW romance all the way through the trilogy, so it made sense, but it still felt a little rushed overall, if that makes sense.

Overall, this is one of my favorite suspense trilogies! It ranks up there with the If I Run trilogy by Terri Blackstock, which it is reminiscent of. It’s a tossup whether I like this one or the first book more, but all of them are really good and I lovED this trilogy and am very sad to see it go!

My Rating-


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Dead End by Nancy Mehl

  1. Lydia Therese April 2, 2020 / 5:46 pm

    This book and the entire trilogy sound really interesting! I’ll have to put it on my TBR. Great review! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hanne T April 2, 2020 / 8:54 pm

      It is so good!! One of my favorites for sure, and worth checking out. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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