Title: Fatal Frost
Author: Nancy Mehl
Goodreads synopsis: “Mehl Ramps Up the Suspense in This Brand-New U.S. Marshals Series
Mercy Brennan followed in her father’s footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she’s assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD that puts her back into contact with her father and in the sights of St. Louis’s most powerful gang.
When the gang has reason to believe Mercy has possession of some highly sensitive and incriminating information, her boss assigns Mark St. Laurent–a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy’s ex-boyfriend–to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety.
Initially unaware of the danger she’s in and uncomfortable working with Mark, Mercy’s frustration escalates when she discovers the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark. It isn’t until a freak ice storm hits, stranding them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive–if help is even coming at all?”
Review: This was a really good romantic mystery. I finished this book in a day because I simply couldn’t put it down. I was hooked from the first page and it never let up. The story is well written and the twists and turns keep you turning page after page. This isn’t a scary mystery, just very suspenseful. It also has that hint of romance keeping it interesting and a little bit lighter at times.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries; you will not be disappointed in this one. Since it is only 294 pages it is also a quick book to read on a rainy day or on a plane ride. Since it isn’t a scary book, it is perfect for those of us too chicken to read the hardcore murder mysteries.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, a positive review was not required. All opinions are my own*