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)
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreSuspense, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Christian, Mystery, Contemporary

Reviews Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1)

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    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...
  • Yodamom
    3 StarsExcellent narration This was a good murder mystery profiler story better than most with a creative back story. I had planned on continuing the series till the last 1/4. All the characters seems to fit well in their rolls and I was not sure who did it till near the end. What threw this down was the "I'm a Christian" "I trust God" "I made an educated choice and believed in God"... There was so much of this all the sudden. Okay I was good wit...
  • Trixi
    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
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    3 StarsI've read two of this author's books in the past, and loved them both! I was immediately intrigued by this story the moment I read the description, and was excited to read it.But, sadly it fell flat for me. It was a good read and there were some things about it that I loved, Kaely's profiling system in particular was fascinating to read about! While I really wanted to love this one, I just didn't ever fully connect with it, and I'm not rea...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    ***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...
  • Heather Gilbert
    This was definitely a 5-star suspense read—had me staying up late to find out who the killer was. I enjoyed the light hook at the end and the way other things were wrapped up. I did guess the killer, but mostly because I write mysteries and I know there’s a limited suspect pool. It was cleverly written so that the final showdown scene had maximum impact. Excellent book—one I bought based on reading a sample online—and I will be buying (an...
  • Maddy
  • Rhonda
    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
    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
    "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
    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
  • Vera Godley
    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...
  • Gray Cox
    Read my review here: http://graymariewrites.blogspot.com/2...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    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)
    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...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    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
    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 ...
  • Erin Laramore
    This book promises exactly what it says - Mind games. Kaely Quinn is a profiler for the local St. Louis FBI office. Her unique style of profiling has helped her get into the mind of many a serial killer and help lead to their demise. Now, it seems, someone has painted a target on her back. The killer has written a letter that gives her clues on the murders (noting that she would be the last one) and she has to race against time to find the killer...
  • Joan
    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...
  • Kalyn Woodbury
    Nearly finished, but gave up.Read this if you're a Christian in need of a pep talk of how much God loves you, or if you're looking to convert to Christianity. Otherwise, you'll spend your time rolling your eyes at the blatant agenda Nancy Mehl is pushing. I'm aware religion can be a big part of one's identity and people will, naturally, talk about it. I know this, and I actually kinda like faithful characters when they're done right. Even though ...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    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...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    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...
  • Nicki Chapelway
    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...