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Nancy Mehl never disappoints! I’m a huge fan of her books, and this series ranks in my top ten. Vivid characters, a thrilling case. Cannot go wrong!

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I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is the third book in the series about FBI agent Alex Donovan. Alex’s unit has been asked to investigate a missing piece case as a favor for Chief Dixon. He knows the young lady, Tracey personally and her family. She isn’t one to run away and leave her children. As Alex and her partner, Logan, start to investigate Tracey’s disappearance, they find out that another 12 girls have gone missing. They now have a serial kidnapper in the area, which falls into the FBI jurisdiction. Not only are they looking into all these cases, Logan is dealing with some medical issues, such as headaches, loss of balance, dropping things, etc. He has an MRI scheduled but Alex and their chief are concerned about him. Logan finds out that he needs surgery but the unsub calls Alex’s office and says that he will tell them what happened to the missing women if Alex will meet him at one of the rides at a closed amusement park. When she goes into the ride, the area around the ride explodes and Alex is missing. What has happened to Alex, will Logan have his surgery, will they find the missing girls alive? This story keeps you moving through the book to find out what happens at the end. Pick it up and enjoy a good mystery!

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Gripping story, you think one things going to happen and the author keeps yengaged right to the end to see final twists in the tale. A great reminder of community at work.

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I really enjoyed Alex and Logan’s story. If you like Christian romances and mysteries you will love this book.

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The third book in the Quantico Files has the team racing to find the person abducting women. The way profilers put information together to solve a crime is intriguing. I love seeing each of the team's faith grow as they turn to God in their search. BAU Alex and Logan make an awesome duo. Highly recommended!

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This book was phenomenal! It kept me guessing to the very end and I could not put it down. I thought that the author did a great job with the side stories as well.

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Free Fall
by Nancy Mehl
Pub Date: JUne 14, 2022
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC of this book.
I highly recommend this book if you enjoy good, clean, romantic suspense novels. This is the third book in the Quantico series. There is some mention of some characters in the first two novels, but you can read this story alone. Someone has been abducting women with long dark hair across Virginia. When the FBI is called in to help, Alex Donovan, a behavioral analyst, is tasked with putting together a profile. She's aided by her friend and colleague Logan Hart, but he has been acting strangely and won't say why. When the kidnapper demands that Alex meet him at an abandoned amusement park in exchange for the location of all his captives, she takes the bait. But the meeting proves to be a trap, and the building she's in explodes.

Finding herself imprisoned with several other women, Alex works to think one step ahead of her captor. But the more Logan and the BAU learn about the kidnapper, the more they fear Alex may not make it out alive this time. REally engaging book! 5 stars

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"Free Fall" by Nancy Mehl is such an engaging read! This is the third book in the Quantico series. There is some mention of some characters in the first two novels, but you can read this story alone. This book was so hard to put down. And there were times that it was so suspenseful I couldn't read it at night. It kept me up way too late! I loved the romantic tension between Alex and Logan and their characters were very well developed. They felt like old friends. There was such a twist at the end. I really thought it was going to turn out one way, but it ended up being very different than what I thought. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy good, clean, romantic suspense novels.

I received this novel from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest opinion.

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Alex Donavan and her colleague Logan Hart have scarcely recovered from their last case when their boss at the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) gives them a missing woman case. Normally, they don’t profile UNSUBs for a single missing person, but the boss thinks Alex and Logan deserve a break.

No one realizes until Alex and Logan start their investigation that multiple women have gone missing—and they all fit the same description. Each victim has long brown hair, a slender build, and blue eyes. The perfect description of Alex. Logan worries for her safety as his feelings for her intensify. But health issues keep him from working the case the way he wants to—leaving him feeling vulnerable.

When the UNSUB sees Alex on a local network, he demands Alex meet him or the missing women will die.

Why I Loved This Book

Third in the Quantico Files series, Free Fall takes readers on a wild ride inside the mind of a killer. Mehl’s strong faith shines through in this installment, as newly converted Alex learns to claim the promises of the Bible to overcome her fears. Logan’s mature faith gets tested as well, as he faces the unknown.

Fans of Lisa Harris, Colleen Coble, and Carrie Stuart Parks will enjoy this novel.

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Another good story in the Quantico Files. This is a fast paced thriller that keeps the activity going til the end.
I'd definitely recommend Nancy Mehl if you enjoy thrillers and Christian fiction

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That was interesting!

Alex is so human in this book. She's a new Christian and struggling with healing from her trauma. There was a lot in here about trusting God with what we are dealing with.

The case was quite sad. One thing that it showed me was that how we treat people is so important. We never can know the far-reaching consequences of our actions and we should never be intentionally cruel. I figured out one thing decently far in advance but there was something else that caught me completely off guard!

There were some really cool spiritual things in this book that kind of surprised me but fit really well. Just not something you typically find in a book like this. However, some of the elements were a little too... I don't know how to say it. They claimed certain promises and kept saying things would be okay and it just made me squirm a bit because these are the kinds of things that can lead to huge disappointment in God if it doesn't happen. It's hard to explain without spoilers!

It was also hard for me to read about a certain health issue because everyone I've known with similar issues have not faired as well. Man, trying to keep this spoiler-free is HARD!!

The resolution seemed really fast compared to the measured pace of the rest of the book. There was a lot going on in this book and it was a nice conclusion to the series. I liked getting to know Alex and Logan and Monty and Jeff. They are a fabulous team! And having Kaely Quinn in the second book was so great! Nancy Mehl has written a great series!

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Nancy Mehl is excellent at writing eerie suspense stories with so many beautiful faith conversations.

I enjoyed Free Fall so much and I'll never think of the "Daisy, Daisy" song the same way again!

I loved being able to follow Alex and Donovan in this third book and getting to see their faith deepen as they went through some big struggles personally and to try to catch a serial kidnapper.

I can't wait to read what she puts out next!

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Nancy Mehl does it again, another thriller! I love the way her books build upon each other’s extended plot, yet a reader can still read the book independently of the others and feel informed. This is the second book with the character, Alex as the main character.
The plot begins with personal tragedy for the family of analysts, a health crisis. As Logan battles his brain tumor, Alex battles a serial kidnapper. Always intrigued with the behavior analyst side of these plots, Mehl fills in the details and leave enough mystery to unfold it all in the last chapter. The reader feels compelled to keep reading until the end.
The author weaves a theme of faith, healing and Go’s provision into both parallels plots. We see God’s goodness extend to her partner, Logan as she extends complete faith in the Lord for solving the case.

The violence and sexual references are at a minimum in this book, and therefor it is appropriate for a teenage reader. I was given this book in exchange for my review.

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“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy, all for the love of you . . .”

“The monsters jumped out at you when you least expected it, and even though you knew they were there, each time it happened you couldn’t help but scream in fear.”

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

4.5 Stars Out Of 5

In my opinion, this was definitely the best Nancy Mehl book I have read to date! The suspense was top notch from start to finish. It had some creepy moments and the book was very well written. I enjoyed how the series is progressing with Logan and Alex with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, and Mehl throws in some nice curveballs. A lot of her books I guess this ending but I had no clue where this was going and it had a very satisfying ending.

As always, there are a lot of spiritual elements in her books. I lost count the amount of scriptures and prayers in this one so it is definitely not watered down. The theme of faith and hope and struggling with stress and anxiety as you try to cast your cares on Jesus was great. It didn’t take away from the story but only enhanced it.

I deducted half a star since this was another Christian book with praying Jesus in your heart without mention of baptism and the Holy Spirit.

* I received this book free from Netgalley and publisher Bethany House in exchange for an honest review

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Another great story by Nancy Mehl. This grips you from the start and keeps you reading until the end of the book. I always like the villains in Nancy's stories - they are multi-dimensional which makes them interesting and keen to know what they are going to do next. Nancy also throws in a few twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

I love the faith element of this book and the way you can see the characters developing over the three book arc. The themes of trust continue with the characters tested throughout the book.

I got this for free in exchange for an honest review. I loved it, brought it for my library system and encourage you to read it!

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Free Fall by Nancy Mehl is a captivating story of the carnival craziness that fears into a huge chunk of the majorities’ psyche. The plot was well-written. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Behavioral Analysis unit in this series. I hope that Mehl crafts more stories along these two series that have spoken to my suspense loving mind. The plot features more of the romance between Alex and Logan. While the romance has been building since the first novel, Night Fall, it finally comes to reality in this book, but not without its struggles. Once again, Alex is captured by the bad guy and pushed to the edge. She must rely on her training and skills to help save a number of the women who have been captured before her. One of my favorite aspects of a serial killer is the ability to empathize with the killer. I NEED to be able to completely agree and understand their reasoning for doing what they do. Mehl does a wonderful job in the opening chapter with showing why the killer captures these women and does what he does. Overall, Free Fall by Nancy Mehl is a suspenseful novel that dives into the psyche of a killer who wants revenge. Nicely managed and delivered. If anyone is a fan of suspense novels and the television series Criminal Minds, then I recommend picking up this series. Less visual than the television series. Cleaner but with the same result.

I received a complimentary copy Free Fall by Nancy Mehl from Bethany House Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

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Nancy Mehl still ranks way up there as one of the few top mystery suspense authors I would recommend to Christians. Her writing is absolutely top notch, and that is a rare statement coming from me. In Free Fall, she had me engrossed from page one. Besides the fine writing, her storyline and plot kept me on the edge of my seat, making me want to rush to the end to find out what happens.

I also liked the spiritual elements that the author so skillfully incorporates into the story. One of the sentences in the book had me stop and ponder for several moments in relation to my own life. There are prayers and Bible verses, and a light sprinkling of the supernatural.

The romance bit was good too. You couldn't help but root for them.

You don't really have to read the earlier volumes of the series beforehand to understand this one, but it might be preferable.

A big 5 stars from me. A worthy addition to any home or church library. Can't wait to read Nancy Mehl's next book!

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You Will Have to Remind Yourself to Breathe While Reading this Book!!!

I found myself holding my breath so many times during this book. I was so caught up in this storyline! So much to take in but oh so good!!! I honestly would love to see these books be turned into a mini-series on Netflix or somewhere! I am a visual reader meaning that I tend to picture things in my head so I could just see this story happening.

From the discovery of a Serial Killer/Kidnapper to the relationship development and all that was in between this was a rollercoaster ride of a book. A ride I would gladly go on multiple times.

I will wait patiently for any book Nancy Mehl writes next! I do hope there are more in The Quantico Files!

I received a complimentary ARC of this book from NetGalley on behalf of the Publisher and was under no obligation to post a favorable review.

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In Free Fall, Nancy Mehl wraps up her quantities Filed series.

As in her previous tales, the book is filled with suspense and unknowns that will keep you guessing until the final page!

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Nancy Mehl offers another story in her FBI series (The Quantico Files #3) and this one also features characters we are familiar with profilers Alex Donovan and Logan Hart. This one features a serial killer who suffers from mental illness and involves the attempt to rescue victims. The really intriguing part is the faith of the agents and how they deal with it in their lives and pass their faith onto others in their lives. It was very heartwarming along with the respect they have for others and especially for their loved ones.

I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my own honest opinion.

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