Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Writer's Review of “Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl
Reading Inescapable was a bit of a new experience for me. It was so very different than anything I’ve ever read before. That might be because I try to stick to historical romances... but I won’t get into that right now. I’m trying to stretch myself—as I’m sure anyone can tell.
First of all, the book is written from start to finish from the first person perspective of twenty-three year old Lizzie Engle... which I loved—since first person is what I write as well. This alone is what got me to request the opportunity to review this book… never minding that it was a murder mystery thriller set in a strictly Mennonite town in the middle of nowhere Kansas.
Nancy Mehl did a very good job of setting up the characters, places and life-situations in the novel. I liked Lizzie a lot, even though one of her biggest problems was that she didn’t seem to like herself at all. And I adored her little girl, Charity, as well as the handsome hero of the book, Prince Phillip.... uh, I mean Noah Housler.
I’m still not completely sold on “Amish”, “murder mysteries”, or probably EVER “thriller” genres, but I did enjoy the tension-filled interactions between the many characters in this book. This is the first in the Road to Kingdom series. The next book in this series published by Bethany House is called Unbreakable and will come out in February 2013.
I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I give Nancy Mehl’s Inescapable 4 stars.