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Book Review: Mind Games by Nancy Mehl


Book Review Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

My thoughts about Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

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The book synopsis for Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

Book Review: Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.

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Discussing Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

Quotes from Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

He smiled to himself, a feeling of euphoria overtaking him. It was time. Let the mind games begin.

There was a large dry erase board on one wall with a huge corkboard next to it, which she used to sort evidence. Sometimes it helped her to see connections and patterns that could lead to an effective profile. She called it her war room. It was where she waged war against evil. She’d also placed a small table with two chairs in the corner of the room. Kaely usually conducted her “interviews” there. That room was the only space in the condo that really meant something to her.

“Not every woman needs a man to feel whole, Georgie.”

Confusing her slight build with weakness would be a mistake. Kaely Quinn was one of the toughest human beings he’d ever known.

“Okay,” he said. “Am I to understand that when you call me Special Agent Hunter, I’m in trouble? Like when my mother called me Noah Robert Hunter, I knew I was about to get grounded?” The corners of her mouth turned up. “Yeah, I guess that’s what it means.” “Okay. Point taken.”

"...MO is the way someone kills. Signature is the emotional reason he kills. What he needs to fulfill himself. Our killer has a very specific signature."

“I don’t want that. I really don’t. No one can live up to the expectations of others. You have to be true to yourself.”

“‘Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you,’” Kaely said softly. “Friedrich Nietzsche.” Kaely nodded.

“Sometimes life is about taking chances. Without doing that we just exist.”

Life had gotten better, and he was enjoying it. He glanced back at John, who sat several rows behind him. John just happened to be looking his way, so Jerry gave him a big smile. John’s reaction was less than magnanimous and involved the middle finger of his right hand.

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  1. I loves me a kickass heroine - thanx for the sharing this one

  2. Mind Games is my kind of read. Not heard of it until now. Great review.

  3. You always choose the best quotes. I can tell the heroine is a badass.