Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Night Fall (The Quantico Files #1) by Nancy Mehl [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: 
Tagging along with the FBI and the Behavioral Analysys specialists the reader is dragged into the deeply disturbed, sordid, unbelievable psychosis of serial killers. Not only is the reader aghast at the throught processes uncovered as this individual moves through his/her plan to bring death and destruction to the forefront, but an unbelievably twisted religious cult and their secretative behavior and is at the root.

I, personally, don't like to engage mentally with deeply disturbed people on any level - in reality or in fiction. However, Nancy Mehl has woven a series of characters whose personalities, revealing their strengths and their weaknesses, so that I was figuratively able to ride upon their shouldters through the pages of this suspenseful thriller.

There is no "preaching" but there is a strong Christian presence manifested in the character's personal beliefs. But there is also a revelation of how destructive some cultic impositions by individuals in a family can be even when the child or adult manages to "escape" the constraints of the cult.

I look forward to reading future stories in The Quantico Files, but hope they are not involved in situations quite as raw as Night Fall.

About the book: 

For any little boy or girl who hears the Train Man speak,
Who feels his rancid breath caress their pretty cheek,
Must close their eyes, pretend to sleep, and very softly pray,
Or else the evil Train Man may carry them away.

Finally free of her troubled upbringing, Alex Donovan is able to live out her childhood dream of working for the FBI. But soon after she becomes a member of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, authorities in Missouri contact them about bodies found on freight trains--all killed in the same way.

Alex never expected to be forced to confront her past in this new job, but she immediately recognizes the graffiti messages the killer is leaving on the train cars. When the BAU sends her to gather information about the messages from her aunt in Wichita, Kansas, Alex is haunted by the struggles she thought she'd left behind forever.

In a race against time to solve the case and recover a deadly virus sample the killer intends to spread, Alex must face how far she'll go--and what she's willing to risk--to put a stop to the Train Man.

Begins April 7
Ends April 30 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and mailed directly to the winner by publisher or author. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.


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  2. It looks like a pretty good book .


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