I have a new book to tell you all about called Inescapable by Nancy Mehl. This is a fast paced good mystery story about a girl who gets trapped into circumstances that she does not fully understand. Read on and see what I mean. I start with an excerpt from the book and then will give you a little more information.
Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.The reason that Lizzie had to leave her hometown to begin with was because she became pregnant by a boy named Clay Troyer. Her father was very harsh and told her to leave. That is how Lizzie landed in Kansas City and went to work at a cafe ran by Sylvia Martinez. Everything was going pretty good until Sylvia got sick and her assistant, Reba, took over and it wasn't long before a $1,000 came up missing. Well, the only two people who had access to that money was Reba and Lizzie. Lizzie knew that they would blame her since Reba's boyfriend was on the City Council and his name was James Webb.
But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.
Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzieis confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friends, Noah Housler-- she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to some to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever.
No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.
Later on, Lizzie kept seeing an orange car watching her apartment. She decided she had to flee with Charity, her daughter who is now six years old, but where would she go? She kept hearing her grandmother's voice telling her to go home to Kingdom. She really didn't want to go back and face her parents, but she had to protect Charity at all costs.
Unfortunately, Lizzie's father was still upset with her and would not let her stay with them. Lizzie's mother wasn't as harsh, but she followed whatever her husband wanted. Lizzie did have some luck as the only restaurant in town owned by Cora said she could give her a job although it did not pay much but room and board were included along with food and utilities. So, Lizzie went to work for Cora and she met up with her old friend, Noah Housler.
It is only when the father of Charity, Clay, shows up back in town that things began to go wrong again. Lizzie sees the orange camaro in town again and the man is wearing a baseball hat. Lizzie tells her mother all about it and the next thing she knows, the man is found at the bottom of a ravine, dead. Lizzie questions her mother about whether or not her father had anything to do with that, and Lizzie's mother says no, that he did not. It is then that Lizzie realizes she may be in more trouble than she originally knew.
I will stop there as you will want to read this fascinating story about small towns, gossip, mystery and murder. You will enjoy several plot twists and will be surprised in the end of what was behind all of the drama. This is one book you will enjoy reading!
Nancy Mehl, the author of 13 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA.
She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. All of the pictures were taken by Mary Bearden and the famous cranky camera. Except for the book trailer which I got off of the publisher's site.