"Dark Deception," by Nancy Mehl, is the second book in her Defenders of Justice series and it is a fast-paced read from start to finish. Kate has been in the witness protection program ever since she and her twin sister were attacked and her sister was killed. All of a sudden, it seems as if the wrong person was convicted and Kate has to testify. However, Kate is not willing to revisit this part of her life and only agrees when Tony is assigned to protect her. Kate is living a content life, under a new name, a new identity, everything and this is unsettling. Yet, it is what must be done. However, the protection is seemingly not enough for Kate or others as it seems as if the serial killer is still on the loose.
I really enjoyed this book. It is really well written and I loved the storyline and the mix of romance and suspense. Kate is a strong character who was easy to love and empathize with throughout the book as was Tony. If you missed book #1 in this series, "Fatal Frost," be sure to read that as well! Great series and I am eager to read more!
*Thanks to the Bethany House Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*