“Fatal Frost” is an intense and suspense filled novel that had me turning the pages well into the night. The story also features a romance that played a secondary role and did not interfere at all with the suspense.

Characters were well developed and their interaction was realistic. I especially enjoyed the tension between Mercy and Mark. The suspense built throughout the plot with danger constantly a threat. There was violence and death with one particularly heartbreaking scene but the author handled it as tastefully as possible while keeping it real. As much as I’d like to hide my head in the sand, events depicted in this novel are becoming more and more common in our world and we as readers need to be more aware.

Despite the sometimes disturbing events that took place, there were also positive ones and the bad guys received justice. A strong message of faith was woven subtly throughout the story which always makes me happy and I also liked how things developed between Mercy and Mark.

I enjoyed “Fatal Frost” immensely and am already looking forward to Nancy’s next novel.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Following in her absentee father’s footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father’s recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis’s most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent–Mercy’s ex-boyfriend–to get her out of town until her safety can be guaranteed.

Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn’t until a freak ice storm strands 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 to put them in great danger. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive–if help is even coming at all?


Nancy MehlNancy Mehl is the author of twenty-one books, including the Road to Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit www.nancymehl.com to learn more.