Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl

Wynter Evans has never escaped the pain of losing her little brother to abduction nine years ago.  As a news reporter, she believes in hunting clues until she finds answers, so when she stumbles upon a picture of a young man resembling her brother, she immediately sets out for a small, rural town to dig deeper.  Dragging along the photographer for the news station, Zac, Wynter arrives in Sanctuary determined to find answers.  What she discovers instead is suspicious activities and mysterious behaviors of the conservative residents.  With the help of the handsome young mayor, Rueben King, Wynter uncovers secrets about her family and her past that changes everything.  Wynter is resolute in her decision to find the truth but someone else is equally determined to keep it in the shadows, even at the expense of Wynter’s very life.

Gathering Shadows has heart-pounding action from page one.  Ms. Mehl possesses an excellent writing style that allows the novel to flow quickly while also incorporating an admirable amount of detail.  The main characters are likable and slightly mysterious, adding to the thrill of the plot.  The events of the book all link together in a creative fashion and the novel is not predictable or boring in any sense.  Twists and turns throughout the book provide significant depth to the plot as the reader navigates through the intriguing journey with the heroine.  Suspenseful and delightful, this novel is highly enjoyable and greatly recommended.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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