Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review Catch Up Marathon!: Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

Bethany House; 304 pages; $14.99; Amazon
Yep, I'm back with another Review Catch Up Marathon! review. Once again, my plans for finishing these reviews were put on a hold around Thanksgiving, as I was just too busy with other reviews, holiday posts, and other stuff.

Today, I'm reviewing Fatal Frost, book one in the Defenders Of Justice series, by Nancy Mehl. I fell in love with the author's stories after reading the first book in the Road To Kingdom series a few years ago. Fatal Frost was published in 2016 and I read the book shortly after reviewing an ARC, but I never got around to writing the review for it. Last night, I reread the book and then this morning I reread the second book Dark Deception.

Fatal Frost centers on U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan, who is recovering from being shot while on the job. Out of nowhere, her estranged father makes contact with her, which gets the attention of the most powerful gang in St. Louis. For her safety, her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent to protect her.

While on the road away from St. Louis, a sudden ice story strands Mercy and Mark in a remote location, where they have no contact with the U.S. Marshal department. As the storms worsens, and with her father's enemies hot on their trail, Mercy must rely on Mark to survive.

Final Thoughts

Just because Fatal Frost is published by a Christian publishing company, doesn't mean it can't be thrilling, but that's exactly the one word I would use to sum up this book. Thrilling!

While the basic plot is pretty generic for the genre, the author has a wonderful way with dialogue and descriptions that helps the story standout from similar ones. Plus, the main characters are well-written and are likable. If I don't like a character, then I tend not to connect with the story. Luckily, that wasn't the case with this book, as I liked all the characters, even the villains.

Overall, Fatal Frost is a fast-paced thrill ride from start to finish.

*Note - I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of twenty-two books, including Road To Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series, and a 2015 finalist for RT Book Reviews' Reviewers' Choice Award. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit to learn more.

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