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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fire Storm (Kaely Quinn Profiler #2) by Nancy Mehl

Fire Storm (Kaely Quinn Profiler #2)ABOUT THE BOOK

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.


Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, my word! How can I adequately describe my feelings about Fire Storm? I became fascinated with Kaely Quinn when I read Mind Games but this book has made her even more intriguing. As I read Fire Storm I thought that I knew who was setting the fires that were claiming property and lives in Darkwater, Nebraska, but author Nancy Mehl managed to throw just enough curves to keep me off base. The final chapters showed that while I was partially correct I was also very wrong!

Kaely Quinn is a FBI Behavioral Analyst, aka
profiler, and she isn't always accepted by other law enforcement agencies. Her very torturous past that was introduced in Mind Games continues to leave Kaely with tremendous emotional baggage and numerous hurdles to overcome and it's obvious that even though she needs her FBI partner Noah Hunter to help her, she often resists his help. Their close working partnership hints that an attraction could be possible but their past histories seem too difficult to overcome. Kaely doesn't want to let her guard down and Noah is still holding on to the life that he shared with his now-deceased wife. Kaely is also dealing with an extremely fragile relationship with her very-ill mother and she isn't certain that she can ever enjoy a loving family unit again.

I was unaware of the concept of profiling and profilers until I began this series and I find it all so very intriguing. Fire Storm is a roller-coaster ride and I was glad to see Kaely Quinn, Profiler in action again. I'm also looking forward to the next story to see if Noah and Kaely can enter into a deeper personal relationship and I am anxious to see if her broken family ties can he repaired. Kaely's brother Jason is a wonderful character and I would love to see him get his own story. This series offers so much potential and I want to see it explored! Kaely has shown growth as a Christian and I am rooting for this to continue.

If you love mystery and drama, if you like psychological drama, and if you enjoy romantic suspense, you will want to read Fire Storm.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Bethany House but I am voluntarily sharing this review. These are my honest thoughts.


Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. First published in 2001, she has now authored nine books, including an omnibus mystery collection, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published Ivy Towers mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award. Nancys main writing interests lie in mystery although her new Harmony Series leans more toward the romantic suspense genre. Nancy runs a HUD program for the city of Wichita and is president of a volunteer organization, Wichita Homebound Outreach. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Kansas Authors Club. You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: www.nancymehl.com

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