2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Nancy Mehl & Dead End

Posted September 8, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 Carol Awards, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, Nancy Mehl, romance / 10 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Nancy Mehl and her mystery/suspense/thriller Carol Award finalist book Dead End! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.

FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!

Kaely Quinn Profiler #3
GENRE: Inspirational Suspense
PUBLISHER: Bethany House

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2020
PAGES: 316

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?


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I asked the author…

What do you most want readers to take away from dead end?

In DEAD END, FBI behavioral analyst Kaely Quinn is forced to confront her father, a notorious serial killer who has been in prison for many years. Although she had no desire to ever see him again, she has no choice. The FBI needs information he may have that could save lives.

In this story, I’m able to address the almost unimaginable love of God – and the truth that no human being is beyond the love of the Father. I pray this is what readers will remember most.

Nancy Mehl is a USA Today best-selling author. She won the ACFW Book of the Year Award for Mystery in 2009 and the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Inspirational Mystery/Suspense for 2020. She was a finalist for the coveted Christy Award in 2019 and has been a finalist for the Carol Award three times. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Norman, and her Puggle, Watson. She’s authored close to fifty books and is currently working on the Quantico Files series for Bethany House as well as a cozy mystery series for Guideposts, set in Savannah, Georgia.

Readers can learn more about Nancy through her website: www.nancymehl.com. She is part of The Suspense Sisters: www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.

Nancy Mehl is offering an ebook copy of Dead End to one of my readers! (Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the mystery/suspense/thriller Carol Award finalist Dead End by Nancy Mehl? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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