Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rising Darkness (Finding Sanctuary) by Nancy Mehl

Book Description:  Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. After a rough childhood, her teenage poor choices harmed others, leaving her with no choice but to change her life. Her entry-level writing job at a newspaper puts her in the right place at the right time to overhear office gossip about a prisoner who has information on a decades-old unsolved crime. While the other reporters write off the tip as the ravings of an angry criminal, Sophie can't ignore it because she knows the name of this prisoner from her old life. 

Upon learning from the man that one of the other suspects is hiding out in the Missouri town of Sanctuary, she takes on a false identity to investigate and meets the young pastor of a local church--the very man she'd loved as a troubled teenager. As she gets closer to finding the suspect, will the truth of her own past come out before she discovers the identity of the criminal--or the very person she's seeking puts a fatal stop to her investigation?

My Thoughts:  After reading Gathering Shadows and Deadly Echoes, I was {im}patiently waiting for the next book in the Finding Sanctuary "series."  
These three books are not a series about the same person but a series about a place, Sanctuary, a very conservative Mennonite town.
Sophie Wittenbauer has quite a bit of shame and remorse from her past.   Living in a conservative Mennonite town, Sophie decides to pursue a career as an entry -level writer at newspaper where she overhears the office gossip about a prisoner who has information about a decades-old unsolved crime.
After hearing that the criminal is hiding out in a small Mennonite towing Sanctuary, Missouri, Sophie decides to investigate this info.  
When she arrives at Sanctuary she meets the local pastor who is none other than her lost love from her troubled teenage years.
As Sophie delves into the past and into the investigation of the "bad guy" she begins to learn a whole lot more about herself AND someone is determined that the "secrets" stay secrets.
I LOVE, LOVE books authored by Nancy Mehl.  She is one of my favorite suspense authors! 
This is a grandtastic book filled with love, suspense and secrets!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

Don't miss the first two books:

  • Series: Finding Sanctuary (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211591

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