Book Description: Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since.
When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.
My Thoughts: I enjoy Nancy Mehl's stories. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive Dark Deception the other day. This is book 2 in the Defenders of Justice but don't worry each book is a stand alone read and the books do not reference the previous read.
The story begins with a hair-raising scene. Kate O'Brien is in trouble and has no one to help her. So she calls the FBI and Tony DeLuca, a US Deputy Marshal, just happens to be in the office and answers her call.
Tony carefully guides Kate get out of the terrible situation. And then he loses her call.
Not knowing what is taking place but feeling responsible Tony has to the place where Kate is suppose to be hiding.
When he gets there Kate is gone. But he tracks her and he knows if he can track her so can the "bad guy."
Kate is so afraid because four years earlier she and her twin sister were horribly attacked in their home. Only Kate survived the vicious attack.
So with the attack in her history she is afraid the killer is on ht loose again. She doesn't know what to do or whom to trust so her motto is Don't trust anyone.
She goes into hiding but tony is determined to help her because he knows she can't defend herself against this evil.
A heart pounding, emotional roller coaster kind.of.read!
*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*