So, I needed a good book and picked up Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl. It has a intriquing looking cover and the plot sounded good but when I read the book, It was even better then I thought!
It is the story of Sophie Wittenbauer who had grown up in a Mennonite town but did not have the best childhood. Her parents did not think that school was important, she had to do chores from sun up to sun down and sometimes her father hit her. So to rebel against her parents she hung around with the wrong crowd as a teenager and did a very bad thing. Trying to forget her past, she ran away and went to college and got a job at a newspaper writing obituaries and restaurant reviews. but she wanted to become more and she finally saw her chance. A man she once knew was in prison and had a tip that the main suspect from a decades old crime that was never solved was hiding out in a small town not far from where she lived. So she decides that if she can solve this case and write the story first she would get promoted. So she decides to pretend to be the granddaughter of the sister of a town member that died years ago so that she can investigate the case without anyone suspecting. Sophie travels to Sanctuary, Missouri which is a small partially Mennonite town and starts her masquerade. Her investigation was going well until she runs into Jonathon, a old childhood friend and he threatens to blow her cover. Suddenly everything seems to fall apart . She starts receiving threatening notes, was attacked at the Church and two more people discover who she is and why she is really there.
As she gets closer to solving the crime, the danger seems to be getting closer to her. Can she solve the case before she or someone she loves gets hurt? Or will she be in such a hurry to get the story that she puts herself or a innocent bystander in danger?
I LOVED this book, It was a little hard to get into it at the beginning but after that it hooks you and you just can't seem to put the book down. I love the characters, especially Sophie, Esther and Jonathan. The best part (of course ) was the end, which I surprisingly was not expecting but overall the story and the plot were excellent. This is the 3rd book in the Finding Sanctuary series, but I read the book as a stand alone and was perfectly fine with it. I had no trouble following the story or the characters.
Overall I give it 5 stars *****
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