Saturday, November 7, 2015

Rising Darkness By Nancy Mehl

Romantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until the Last Page
Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. After a rough childhood, her teenage poor choices harmed others, leaving her with no choice but to change her life. Her entry-level writing job at a newspaper puts her in the right place at the right time to overhear office gossip about a prisoner who has information on a decades-old unsolved crime. While the other reporters write off the tip as the ravings of an angry criminal, Sophie can't ignore it because she knows the name of this prisoner from her old life.
Upon learning from the man that one of the other suspects is hiding out in the Missouri town of Sanctuary, she takes on a false identity to investigate and meets the young pastor of a local church--the very man she'd loved as a troubled teenager. As she gets closer to finding the suspect, will the truth of her own past come out before she discovers the identity of the criminal--or the very person she's seeking puts a fatal stop to her investigation?

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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.

Mehl did an awesome job writing Darkness Rising. The characters were ones that everyone can relate to. They each are characters that are easy to fall in love with. My favorite character in the book was Jonathon. He is the strong male lead that every book needs.
 I loved the mystery that is a given. The main character has a struggle with trusting God and you will love the outcome. You can literally feel God on the pages as you read how Emily is trying to solve the crime and write her story. 
I give this book 5 stars. I was given this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I must admit I am more of a romance reader but this sounds really good. I am buyin this one.

  2. O my goodness I love Nancy Mehl books she is a awesome author ! Would love to read this one <3 Blessings DanaGirl

  3. Oh tes this sounds like a mystery to me. This one is my cup of tea.

  4. I must read this one as well. I like a good mystery every now and then.

  5. Im not sure about this one. Mysteries is not really what i enjoy.

  6. Amish mystery? Yes! I love the Amish genre and add some mystery and suspense in and you got a great book! Thanks Mary for this review. I definitely want to read this one!

    1. Mable you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  7. I love a good mystery. Especially when it has an Amish cast.

  8. I am reading this book right now. I'm only on page 63 because of my eyes. It is so good. If I had to stop reading it right now, I'd give it five stars just on the first 63 pages. Can't wait to read more!

    Great review, Mary!

    Judy B

  9. Your review makes this book sound like a must read. So I must buy it so I can read it. Thanks

  10. You keep really good books on you blog. You keep me busy, but I LOVE IT. Thank you for another great review.

  11. My favorite types of books are suspense. Nothing gets your heart pumping more than a good book written by a good author!
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  12. Wonderful storyline - thanks for your review, Mary!! Please drop my name in the drawing. Thanks!!