Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1) by Nancy Mehl

Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)

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. B...


Details Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)

TitleMind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)
ISBN9780764231841
Author
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreSuspense, Christian Fiction, Christian, Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary
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Reviews Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2018-12-16
    Wow. Wow. WOW.Buckle up for this one, y’all! I’m not even sure how to review it because I don’t want to give away any spoilers and all I really want to keep saying is ‘Wow’. lol.That ending.Wow.Ok. I’ll try to pull myself together here and give you helpful information. (But seriously, y’all, wow.)Kaely Quinn is one of the most complex characters I’ve met in a long time – perhaps the most complex heroine I’ve ever encountered i...
  • Trixi
    2018-12-07
    First off, I must confess that I have a few other books by Nancy Mehl sitting on my shelf unread. It's not due to lack of interest, but a case of way too many books and way too little reading time! I've often fantasized I could clone myself just to get more reading in! That being said, I wished I wouldn't have waited this long to discover her writing because this book was beyond my expectations! I've read a LOT of suspense in a LOT of various top...
  • Lilian
    2018-12-11
    Oh my goodness! This was such a good read. I loved how the author made the book fairly long without seeming draggy AT ALL (I mean, I read it in one day. ONE DAY.). It was definitely very well paced. I really enjoyed the murder mystery. I have a tendency to dislike murder-related / creepier stories because they CREEP THE CREEPS OUT OF ME, but I think this one was done well. There was one creepy part, but it was very... lightly creepy. The story it...
  • Brittany
    2018-12-25
    I am so impressed with this book! I thought that the premise for Mind Games sounded interesting, however they way the author crafted the storyline of this novel made it far exceed my expectations. It is really unlike any other book I have read.I liked the main characters, Kaely and Noah, and found that they worked well together. I was also intrigued by various side characters in the story.I absolutely loved the way that Kaely’s mind worked. It ...
  • Jen.
    2018-11-24
    I have never met a character quite like Kaely Quinn.Wow!This story is an absolute page turner! The storyline is excellent. I was on pins and needles the entire time! This book honestly kept me guessing until the very end!And, that cover sets the mood for the story perfectly!!There's so much I want to say about this book but I don't want to spoil the experience of reading this first hand. This book was really great thriller and I totally recommend...
  • Hallie Szott
    2018-12-21
    4.5Wow! Nancy Mehl’s Mind Games is a wild ride from start to finish. With artful suspense, surprises, and detail, the mystery unfolds on the pages and kept me guessing until Mehl reveals the killer in the end. It’s an unputdownable page-turner, for sure.At the center of all the action is Kaely Quinn, an FBI behavioral analyst who is also the daughter of a serial killer. Her methods are unusual, but she knows how to do her job well, motivated ...
  • Cara Putman
    2019-01-11
    Mind Games is the latest from Nancy Mehl, and it is an intense read. Kaely Quinn is a profiler with the FBI, but finds herself in intense danger when a reporter releases the information that she is the daughter of a serial killer. Someone is convinced she knew about her father's crimes and did nothing about it...and to that person, it's time she pays for the sins of her father. Noah is the reluctant agent assigned to be her partner and protector....
  • Paula Shreckhise
    2018-12-22
    Mind Games by Nancy Mehl is one of the best suspense novels I have read this year.This is such an interesting premise: A profiler who is the target of a serial killer. It will definitely keep you on your toes. Nancy Mehl is truly playing “Mind Games” with the reader. It made me sit back and say “WOW”! I wanted to read this book about Kaely Quinn because it takes place in St. Louis, where I lived for twenty years. This is familiar territor...
  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    2018-11-08
    4.5 starsFirst off . . . that cover! It's so gorgeous and fits the books so perfectly! I will definitely be buying a hard copy, it's so gorgeous. ;) This book was very . . . 'mindblowing' is the word that comes to mind. So many twists and turns! I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Kaely Quinn is a very complex and interesting character. Her quirks and her job make her so unique. I'm not sure I've read a book with a char...
  • Maddy
    2018-12-17
    SO GOOD 😍 RTC
  • Rhonda
    2018-12-05
    This is Nancy Mehl's best book by far!!! I have read almost all of Nancy's books from Amish/Mennonite's to Mystery. I really enjoy books with mystery suspense added to any romance. The romance in this book is subtle, but powerful. The characters are well-developed. I loved some....Kaely, Noah, Richard....and I suspected some through the entire book. My thoughts and feelings towards characters would often change. Nancy kept me guessing and dying t...
  • Kav
    2019-01-02
    Whoa! I'm stunned and my head is still spinning over that twisty-turny nosedive at the end. This might just be Nancy Mehl's best book to date which is saying something because I adore her stories! But this one is...definitely on a whole other level.A psychological thriller of a mystery with some of the elements of a Criminal Minds episode but without the TV series' over-the-top ghoul factor. :-) For cautious suspense readers I can honestly say I ...
  • Rebecca
    2018-12-01
    "It was time. Let the mind games begin." Struggling constantly against the misconceptions of others, F. B. I. profile expert Kaely Quinn does use rather unconventional techniques. Being the daughter of a notorious serial killer doesn't endear her to many of her colleagues, but her inclination to have conversations with imaginary suspects might typically place her into the "nutcase" category, except that she is incredibly talented in her field; so...
  • Dawn
    2018-12-27
    Wow! This book was full of twists and turns. I had narrowed the killer down to a couple of people, and I was right when it was revealed. This page turner kept me up at night. I can't wait for the next one in the series.I received a copy from the publisher in order to share my honest opinion. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Rating: 4 starsRecommended to fans of Dani Pettrey, Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock
  • Gray Cox
    2018-12-01
    Read my review here: http://graymariewrites.blogspot.com/2...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    2019-01-21
    I've read a few Nancy Mehl books in my time, but nothing prepared me for "Mind Games", a novel that was thoroughly absorbing and impossible to put down. FBI Behavioural Analyst Kaely is an utterly intriguing character, being the daughter of a serial killer, and her methods of ferreting out killers in her role with the FBI makes for addictive reading. Mehl lays things out, piece by piece, drawing you into the story as Kaely races to figure out who...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    2018-12-22
    First of all, let me say, “Whoa!” Kaely Quinn is one complex character. And you really don’t find out just how complex until the end of this novel, so I am really looking forward to learning more about her in the next novel in this series. And this plot pretty much had me suspecting everyone at some point. It was an intriguing race to outwit the person behind the killings as he drew closer and closer to his objective: Kaely Quinn aka Jessic...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    2018-12-21
    Oh my word. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seats for this nail biting suspense novel. Mehl draws you in right from the very beginning, and trust me when I say that while it may not be all blood and gore, it is scary. Call me weird but I like scary. It’s the methodical way I can figure it all out, and I loved solving things right along with Kaely.Kaely gets right into the mind of the criminal, and I am all about that – no matter how cree...
  • Vera Godley
    2019-01-02
    The character Kaely Quinn is complex and psychologically frightening. Having been the daughter of a pathalogical serial killer and bearing the brunt of that association as it shapes her own life she is mentally convoluted. She is not inept socially but she is definitely a different sort of person. This ably suits her to discover the identity of serial killers as an agent of the FBI.Being targeted by a new threat from a serial killer that includes...
  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    2018-12-24
    Mrs. Mehl has once again used her superb talent to capture this read with everything she put into the book. This book is instantly gripping. You'll be taken on a whirlwind of emotions, you'll find yourself turning page after page long into the night. Then, when you think you've got it all figured out, Mrs. Mehl hits you with something unexpected and you're left wondering what just happened, then you're wondering when in the heck is she going to r...
  • Laura
    2018-12-10
    I was a bit freaked out by the prologue of MIND GAMES and the freaky first chapter. But Nancy Mehl is a favorite author of mine and as usual her writing drew me in. I absolutely could not put MIND GAMES down and had to keep reading it. In fact, I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it!MIND GAMES is the first book in Ms. Mehl's new series Kaely Quinn, Profiler. I love how Kaely spells her name. My daughter's name is spelled similar. I picked this ...
  • Joan
    2018-12-10
    This is the best character driven Christian suspense novel I have read in ages. Mehl's development of Kaely, the major character, is masterful. I was fascinated by Kaely's thought processes as she had insights into the villain. I liked how she had to work through and overcome a number of issues, beginning with being the daughter of a serial killer. The novel includes some powerful and well presented theological discussions about God and evil in t...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    2018-12-12
    Anyone who knows me knows I love the show Criminal Minds. So to read a book with a BAU agent was so exciting. This book was NOTHING like the show, however I did still find it intriguing. It takes QUITE a bit for a suspense author to transport me so deep into the book I have to watch puppy videos before I go to sleep. I can normally pick out the "bad guy" in a book pretty quick. But I have to give props to this author because I was a bit surprised...
  • Nicki Chapelway
    2018-11-26
    Well, that was a tense and twisty turvy ride.The beginning of the book was a little slow, but toward the middle it really picks up and it doesn't let you go until the end. The plot twists were on point, I can honestly say I didn't see them coming. Usually I can figure out who the bad guy is in these kinds of books is, but in this one... I was wrong.I wasn't sure about Kaely Quinn at first, but I ended up really liking her. It turns out Noah is re...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    2019-01-21
    ***4.5 stars***I just found a new "must read series!" Unfortunately, this is book 1 and the next isn't scheduled to come out until later this year. (sigh)I loved the quirky FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn. She is interesting and very good at what she does. Once you get to know more about her, her odd behavior just becomes endearing. She has been called out by a new serial killer. It is personal. He is after her. He writes a poem with clues tha...
  • Patricia Bradley
    2018-12-29
    Nancy Mehl had me on the edge of my chair from the get-go. I loved the way she opened the book with Kaley Quinn interviewing a fantasy but real serial killer. There are so many twists and turns to the story that will keep you glued to the page. Kaley is likable and so competent. I want to be Kaley Quinn! And Special Agent Noah Hunter. The name alone is enough to make a girl’s heart speed up. And it does make Kaley’s heart beat faster, but she...
  • Amy
    2018-12-16
    Mind Games is a wonderful start to Nancy Mehl’s Kaely Quinn Profiler series. The reader is introduced to Kaely Quinn, who is secretly a serial killer’s daughter. Well, secretly until a nosy reporter lets it be known. Kaely suddenly loses her FBI position as a behavior analyst. She gets reassigned to St Louis as a field agent. Then things start to get suspenseful. Her life is threatened as a serial killer hits the city. Kaely, with the help of...
  • Diane
    2018-11-27
    Mind Games by author Nancy Mehl is one of the best suspense thrillers I have read this year! I am looking forward to more in this series. The FBI profiler Kaely Quinn is a wonderful character who has a special gift in being able to connect with the unsub in order to understand more about his/her motives. This ability has caused problems with her peers and fellow agents. Kaely also has other reasons for going so deep into profiling the killers due...
  • Jeffrey Reynolds
    2019-01-13
    One can debate how many true hybrids of mystery and suspense there are, but if this doesn't fully qualify, it's very close. It has edge of the seat suspense. I had suspicions on the actual suspect, but I also had suspicions on three others as well, and by the time I got to the end, I wondered if there was team work going on. It had more than enough plot twists to keep me guessing.If I did assign this to a genre, it would be suspense or thriller; ...
  • Emily Yager
    2018-12-21
    Oh my, where to start with this one. Nancy Mehl is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine and her books do not disappoint. Creepy, murder, thriller type books can tend to go over board on the creepy factor, but this one was well done and besides one particular creepy scene that had me biting my nails. Oh my. The story had an original twist, and I loved the main character, Kaely. She is a very interesting and unique character, that and I love ...