Review: Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, Book 1) by Nancy Mehl

"As she poured the sparkling red claret into the serial killer's glass, she wondered if it reminded him of blood." (11)

Title:  Mind Games
Series: Kaely Quinn Profiler, Book 1
Author: Nancy Mehl
Publisher: Bethany House 
Release Date:  December 4, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
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FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn's methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She's done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she's the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, it seems her old life has followed her.

When a body is found that fits the poem's morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.

With a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely must race to catch the murderer before anyone else, including Kaely, is killed.


Mind Games by Nancy Mehl will fill your mind with intrigue and interest. Chilling and at times haunting, this first book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series makes for one unforgettable start.

Kaely Quinn is a talented profiler, but her unorthodox methods raised more than a couple of eyebrows. Her character is so unlike many heroines I've read. Her strength lies in her ability to read people easily, but what she's unable to do may very well cost her more than her life.  Poignant, yet profound in the underlying themes of trust and working around complex emotional stress.

By the end of Mind Games, anyone that have followed Kaely through the disconcerting poem will know this is one memorable story. I anxiously await for the next one in the series.

"Those who know God should be the ones to confront the darkness, to chase evil. We have the weapons." (141)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Nancy Mehl is the author of twenty-one books, including the Road to Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series. 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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