"Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. Certain she's left her past far behind her, she's now focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon the name of someone she knew in her old life. But when she learns the man--a prisoner--claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can't resist following the lead in hopes of furthering her career.
Almost immediately upon her arrival, Sophie's confronted with a face from her past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is doomed. But with the help of Sanctuary's charismatic young pastor, Sophie knows she's getting close. Will she be able to conceal the truth of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a stop--fatal or otherwise--to her investigation?"
I absolutely LOVED this book! Mehl had me guessing the entire time to figure out who the suspect was! I always enjoy suspense novels, and this one didn't disappoint me. I didn't read the first two in the series, but I didn't have any problems following along. It is written in a way that it can stand alone from the other books in the series. With that said, I probably will pick up the first two in the series because I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rising Darkness! I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense novels with a little bit of romance.
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.*