Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten

A Thrilling Read

Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten is a marvellous contemporary crime suspense. It is the fifth book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Wow! – this was a nail-biting, thrilling read that I just could not put down.

The action is told from the point of view of both the perpetrator and the police. The reader ‘hears’ the voice of the criminal so we know why the crimes are being committed. We now have to work out the ‘who’.

The whole novel was well planned and executed. It would make a fabulous Netflix series. The reader becomes completely embroiled in the plot. We witness the police trying to piece the crimes together as they look for motive. We also ‘see’ the perpetrator planning and executing crimes on a countdown. As the clock is ticking, our heart rates are rising.

Law enforcement agencies work together as they bounce ideas off each other.

The characters were well drawn and realistic. The leading lady is likable and tenacious in her pursuit of the truth.

Dead Mercy was a roller coaster read as I clung on to the very end. Did I guess the way things would unfold and the perpetrator? Afraid not. See if you can do better than me in predicting the outcome.

I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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