#BookReview – Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @0neMoreChapter_ #DeadMercy #MaggieJamieson #BlogTour

Posted November 23, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

#BookReview – Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @0neMoreChapter_ #DeadMercy #MaggieJamieson #BlogTourDead Mercy by Noelle Holten
Series: Maggie Jamieson #5
Published by One More Chapter on November 19, 2021
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 400
Also by this author: Dead Inside, Dead Inside, Dead Wrong, Dead Perfect, Dead Secret

A brutal murder…When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.

A dark history…

As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.

A terrible secret…

In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.

Each book is just getting stronger and stronger and better and better. This was a tough storyline to read but it was still ever so riveting and handled with care.

At the start of the book, so many OMFG left my mouth as I had forgotten how explosive Book 4 had finished, I had to re-read the end to remind myself of it all. Some of it still hurt and then the other was just shocking. Dead Mercy follows on shortly after as we watch life in the team adjust to the events while trying to catch a sadistic killer. What a story.

It is hard this time for me to review, but what I will say is that I felt for the killer this time. I “got” why they were doing what they were doing and that hurt. Their pain became my pain and never have I ever felt more than it was justified than here, despite it being wrong. I mean nothing is ever justified but you know the why all the way through, and it was saddening and tough, I even had to look up Pindown, and that led me down a rabbit hole of jaw drops as it was. But overall, the who, well that was just a shock and I did not see it coming.

It was great to be back with the team. Over these 5 books, I am always excited to be back with them, watching them work together not only in their unit but across other agencies. Seeing the names crop up as they all work together to solve the crime.

An edge of your seat thriller and another Holten corker. I was hooked from the opening pages and I didn’t want to sleep as I tried to figure out who our unnamed murder was. I do hope it’s not the end of the Maggie series, but what a series it has been so far!

Until the next time xxx

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Thank you so much to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review.

About Noelle Holten

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via her blog. 
Dead Inside is her debut novel with Killer Reads/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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