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Mind Games

Kaely Quinn Profiler, Book 1
Narrated by: Traci Odom
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2018 Nancy Mehl (P)2018 Tantor

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Could easily have been a 5 star book but...

I really enjoyed this book tremendously. I do have one gripe though - I did not know what a prominent part the Christian faith would play with the profiler. At every moment of crisis or bedtime the protagonist's religious beliefs and prayer came to the forefront. Not exactly what I look for in a murder/mystery/suspense/procedural.
Anyway , that aside I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of this book. This story takes off immediately and doesn't let up until the end. Kaeley Quinn is a profiler of serial killers. She grew up not knowing her father was one. She has a not quite by the book method of figuring out who done it and is either well respected or disdained by fellow workers in the FBI. There are some really good twists and a killer you won't see coming because the author leaves so many clue that could point to many different people.
Traci Odom does an excellent job narrating.
I recommend this book with reservations due to the abundance of Christianity which may be due to a problem with categorization.
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Looking forward to the next installment!

Excellent character development and background for a fantastic start to a new series! A nice twist to your ordinary mystery genre.

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A page-turner suspense

Loved it. Appropriately named book. tremendously interesting with twists and plot details and more than one surprise.

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Wow

What a great story. Great big twists and tiny satisfying twists right to the last sentence.

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Could have done without the God stuff

So there are certain narrators who have a very robotic voice. They still have inflection and tones for different characters but something gives off a robotic feel.. this is one of those narrators. She isn't awful.. but I don't love it. It is very distracting when first listening to these types of narrators.
The story in this book was so-so but I'm not going to lie... all the religion and God talk in this book was beyond annoying. It added zero value and if anything it brought the book down. It felt so forced like "how can I insert God into this?" The conversations and the asking about how she believes were very contrived and I hated every second of those parts. I also felt there was nothing compelling and wouldn't sway me to become a believer like it was trying to imply the other detective felt.
I'm not sure I'd listen to anything else by this author.

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Shameless Christian Plug...

Love the narration. Not a bad story. The main characters love of Jesus ruins what could have been a much better story. Just my opinion. I still listened all the way through.

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Belongs in the Christian section

Started out interesting then went downhill fast. Full of clichés and sermons. Writer should stick to Christian romances.

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Spends too much time talking about religion

I couldn't even finish it. characters were poorly developed and hard for me to connect with. The characters spent very little time solving the mystery and more time pushing some sort of religious agenda.

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Good story, but super heavy religious component.

Overall good story, but unusually heavy on the Christianity. Became a little preachy at parts which detracted from the storyline enough that I will likely not purchase any other audiobooks from this author.

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Narration is horrible

Cannot finish snd will be returning. May download on kindle because the story had promise!

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  • Faylene Sparkes
  • 02-05-19

Excellent Murder Mystery!

This is the first book I have listened to by Nany Mehl and it was amazing! The plot was full of twists and keeps you involved right to the last page. It is the best book I have listened to for ages. I have already downloaded another book by Nancy Mehl and looking forward to listening to it!