"Deadly Echoes" by Nancy Mehl is the second novel in the Finding Sanctuary series. Sanctuary is a town in Missouri that has a Mennonite influence and is a safe haven from the world. Sarah is a young teacher whose parents were murdered when she was a child and spent the majority of her childhood in foster care. Her sister, Hannah, who has recently reunited with her, has also been murdered in a similar fashion. Sarah then takes over the care of Hannah's 10 year old daughter Cicely and the search for the killers of her parents and now sister.
Sarah is an extremely naive character. Though she is told over and over to be cautious, she still continues to tell everything she knows about the murders to pretty much anyone who asks. All the while talking about how she needs to be cautious. Where this can get annoying, let's face it; that's what most people would do. However, it doesn't do much to hide the killer from the reader. Not a lot of mystery here. However, the storyline between Sarah and Cicely as they form a relationship is extremely realistic. Cicely can really cut a person to the quick. I like how the author has a no holds barred account of their relationship. Good read. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House.