Book Review- “Gathering Shadows” by Nancy Mehl

Gathering Shadows

Back cover copy-

Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn’t take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can’t pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station’s photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.

Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town’s handsome young mayor, Reuben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about life. As the truth of her family’s past hides in the shadows, it’s clear someone will stop as nothing to keep the answers she’s searching for hidden forever–even if the cost is Wynter’s very life.

Author bio:

Nancy Mehl is the author of fifteen books, including the Road to Kingdom series. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW. Nancy lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson, in Wichita, Kansas.

I have to be honest and say that I was a little reluctant to keep reading after the prologue. I really don’t like to read stories about child abduction. The first few chapters started a little slow also. Once I got deeper into the book I would say that it really caught my attention and the plot twists and turns kept me turning the pages. The end didn’t really satisfy me, but it makes sense because this is obviously the first in a series.

I was curious about how the author was going to bring everything together at the end and I think she did a good job at weaving all the threads together. I would recommend this book if someone likes mystery/suspense with a little bit of romance thrown in the mix.

Happy reading!


About Norma Downing

Christian romance author Norma Downing has been writing for years. She writes both contemporary and historical. She currently has a contract with CrossLink Publishing for her first novel, A Promise Made, set in Kansas in 1899.
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