A woman, good at her job, shaped by her childhood. Struggling to break free of her past. A threat. A livelihood challenged. Who can be trusted? Mind Games by Nancy Mehl is a faith-based psychological thriller. Will the trap be sprung? This is my review.
From The Cover
FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn’s methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She’s done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she’s the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely’s, it seems her old life has followed her.
When a body is found that fits the poem’s morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.
I read this book in the afternoon of Boxing Day, and my hubby asked me at the end of it “what did you think?” The first words out of my mouth were “I think I want a second opinion on it”, followed up by “I need to think about it”.
There was much that I liked. Kaely was, for me, a believe-able character. She talks to herself, has make-believe people in her life, has a hard time trusting people, and knows her job well. People struggle with this… though I’m not quite sure why for some it.
For instance, I talk to myself all the time, and sometimes, especially if I really need to learn material, I will pretend that I am teaching a class AND that the class is answering me. If you think that’s weird… that’s fine, but a highly effective way to learn.
Anyways, The book. My thoughts are mixed. But it’s hard to say why. This is a psychological thriller. Most of the characters are well developed. The storyline runs real. There are twists in the storyline which keeps the story interesting.
But in the end, it just didn’t seem worth my time.
Now, that said, of faith-based psychological thrillers… this is one of the better ones that I’ve read. Therefore, if you are looking for a faith-based psy thriller… this one will do the trick. 🙂
- Mind Games
- Nancy Mehl
- Bethany House
- Series: Kaely Quinn Profiler, book 1
- Trade paperback, 334 pages, adult
, Mystery, Faith based
- Reviewed for Nuts About Books