Blog Tour Review: Night Fall

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Night Fall

by Nancy Mehl

April 19-30, 2021 Tour


Night Fall by Nancy Mehl

Now that Alexandra “Alex” Donavan is finally free of her troubled upbringing, she’s 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 Kansas and Missouri contact them about bodies found on freight trains traveling across the country–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 while battling her own weaknesses, Alex must face how far she’ll go–and what she’s willing to risk–to put a stop to the Train Killer.

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense Published by: Bethany House Publishers Publication Date: March 30th 2021 Number of Pages: 336 ISBN: 0764238183 (ISBN13: 9780764238185) Series:The Quantico Files, #1 Purchase Links: Amazon | | |

My Review 

I’m a huge fan of police procedurals, thrillers, etc. and this was the first time I’ve read a story with an FBI main character. How did I wait so long? I loved the story. Night Fall had that criminal minds vibe where they’re chasing the bad guy while you’re seeing a glimpse of his life and it was absolutely chilling.

I was really intrigued by the cult lifestyle, I always find something so out of the ordinary for me to be fascinating. There was also the perspective of how it effected our main characters life as well as the villain’s and shone a light on the good and dark within us and how we choose to let those situations effect us and our lives.

My only real note was that there was a large religious undertone with I hadn’t expected. This was my first read from Nancy Mehl and after a little goodreads research I believe most of her novels have that, which I understand now but personally was a bit off putting going in not knowing that and makes it a bit harder to pinpoint who I would recommend these books to.

Overall I really enjoyed the chase and found this suspenseful book to be a real page turner.

Read an excerpt:

Four murders. Only a week or two between each one, and they all look random. Nothing about the victims is similar—as if our UNSUB is selecting whoever is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Three men, one woman. Two Caucasian, one Black, and one Hispanic. Three of them younger, one in his seventies. All the bodies were discovered on trains and were stabbed multiple times.” They could hear him take a deep breath before going on. “Unusual tags on the outside of the boxcars. Something like Bible verses, but we’ve searched several Bible apps to find them, and they’re not in any version we could locate. We’re not sure what the UNSUB is trying to tell us. He signed his work, but we have no idea what the initials TM mean. His name? Or something else?” There was a slight pause. “I’m sending you some photos of the tags right now, along with everything else we’ve got, which isn’t much. We don’t have any real evidence. This guy is careful . . . and smart. At this point, we’re not in charge. He is. Have your team look over this information before they get here, okay? I’ll expect them at the command post in the morning. We’re setting it up now. Does that work for you?” “They’ll be there, Stephen. Talk to you soon.” The call done, Jeff turned on his laptop and pulled up the information Barstow had just emailed. He sent the file to a large screen on the wall and began slowly clicking through the photos. In mere seconds, Alex felt like all the blood in her body had frozen, as if time itself had come to a halt. Her mind couldn’t seem to process what she was seeing. How could this be happening? *** Excerpt from Night Fall by Nancy Mehl. Copyright 2021 by Bethany House Publishers. Reproduced with permission from Bethany House Publishers. All rights reserved.


Author Bio:

Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl is the author of more than 40 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 Summer of Suspense anthology. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.

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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Nancy Mehl. There will be three (3) winners (U.S. addresses only) for this tour. ONE Grand Prize winner will receive: ONE (1) physical copy of Night Fall, ONE (1) $10 Gift Card; and ONE (1) physical book set of the Kaely Quinn Profiler series (including Mind Games, Fire Storm, and Dead End). Additionally, TWO (2) winners will each receive ONE (1) physical copy of Night Fall. The giveaway begins on April 19, 2021 and ends on May 2, 2021. Void where prohibited.

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