Wednesday 29 April 2020

Book Review: Dead End

From the back:

When a body is discovered in a field in Iowa, the police uncover fourteen additional corpses, some from twenty years ago, others from the recent past. The remains point to a serial killer with an MO the authorities have seen before--Ed Oliphant, a man who has been in prison for more than twenty years . . . and is FBI Special Agent Kaely Quinn's father. After several failed attempts to discover if Ed has been training someone to be a copycat killer, the police turn to Kaely in St. Louis for help.

Kaely promised herself she would never step foot in her hometown or set eyes on her father again. She's always refused to confront her past, but if she wants to prevent any more deaths, she must come face-to-face with the man she's hated for years.

As more bodies are discovered, Kaely races against time and her own inner turmoil to uncover the killer. Will this most personal case yet cost Kaely her identity and perhaps even her life?
My Reflections:
Oh, how I loved this book, actually scratch that I loved the whole series!
This is the third book in the series "Kaely Quinn Profiler" How I would love to learn how to read a person like an open book. 

Kaely Quinn may have some unusual ways of profiling her UNSUB. But her ways seem to work well until she loses control of her imagination, that paired with her imaginary friend Georgie, Kailey has some big issues to tackle. Including PTSD.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately, she is tasked with facing her Father the infamous "Raggedy man" he has been serving time for 20 years now and Kailey has never had the nerve to see him. But when a copy cat murder starts to ramp up the dead bodies, she feels it's time to try and get her father to speak about his protege, everything is too similar to his MO. Or is it?

I loved the psychology of this book. It really delves into what makes a serial killer or a psychopath? It shows how childhood experiences can shape a person for life. How PTSD works and the devastation it can bring to its victims. This theme also touched on the darker side of how the devil can use situations to hurt and steal and destroy.

If you love this kind of thing as much as I do you certainly will not be disappointed with this series. I'm just so sad it's finished!
This really is a must-read friends!!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl ( is the author of more than thirty-five books and a Christy Award and Carol Award finalist as well as the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year award. Her short story, Chasing Shadows, was in the USA Today bestselling...
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