The captivating cover of Mind Games by Nancy Mehl caught me and I had to know the significance of that bench and those trees!

Kaely Quinn is a fascinating character, multilayered and with a complex history. Opening with a creepy and disturbing poem detailing the upcoming deaths of several people and ending with Kaely’s, the chills are there from the beginning. The storyline is equal measures of intriguing and scary! The minds of psychopaths and serial killers are disturbing. Noah steps onto the case as Kaely’s partner, clear-headed and open-minded, a strong leader for the team.

The suspects list is long and Nancy keeps you guessing, which I love, and the journey is worth it! Be careful when you start this one, you won’t want to stop!

I’m excited that this book is the start of a series and await eagerly the next one! I highly recommend it and it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!

From the back cover:

Kaely Quinn’s talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she’s demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely’s, the reporter’s ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem’s predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else–including Kaely herself–is killed.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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