Deadly Echoes, Book 2 in the Finding Sanctuary Series by Nancy Mehl, opens in the small, predominately Mennonite town of Sanctuary, Missouri.
Sarah Miller moved to Sanctuary to live with Janet Dowell after years of living in foster homes after her parents died; she needed the quiet comfort and stability.
One night she awakens from a vivid nightmare recounting her parents’ murders. She hadn’t had the dream in years, and it unsettled her. However, the news she received on the heels of her dream was even more unsettling and slightly terrifying: her sister Hannah was murdered. The murder was eerily similar to their parents’ murder 20 years ago, and like the murder of their parents, Hannah left an orphan, too. Cecily, Hannah’s daughter, was now Sarah’s responsibility.
Sarah is understandably shattered, but the cruelness is even more wrenching considering her circumstances. Sarah and Hannah had only recently reconnected after being separated by Hannah’s adoption and Sarah’s multiple foster home placements. She had barely had time to process that she still had a sister and a niece when life collapsed around her again.
Deadly Echoes starts with a heart-thumping nightmare and doesn’t let up the pace from there. Multiple twists, turns and suspicions keep you on the edge of your seat guessing “whodunit?”
Even though the novel is the second in the Finding Sanctuary Series, you don’t feel lost or behind in the story, and you come to love the different characters of Sanctuary.
An exciting book that makes me want to read the first book in the series, Gathering Shadows.
I received this book from The Book Club Network, Inc/bookfun.org/in exchange for an honest review.