#BookReview of Pray for Mercy by D.K.Hood @dkhood_author @bookouture #PrayForMercy @nholten40 #NetGalley #BooksOnTour

Posted March 12, 2022 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

#BookReview of Pray for Mercy by D.K.Hood @dkhood_author @bookouture #PrayForMercy @nholten40 #NetGalley #BooksOnTourPray for Mercy by D.K Hood
Series: Detectives Kane and Alton #14
Published by Bookouture on March 7, 2022
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 304
Also by this author: Don't Tell A Soul , Bring Me Flowers , Follow Me Home, The Crying Season, Where Angels Fear , Whisper in the Night , Break the Silence, Her Broken Wings, Her Shallow Grave, Promises in the Dark, Be Mine Forever, Cross My Heart , Fallen Angel, Lose Your Breath, Don't Look Back , Kiss Her Goodnight

Her heart races as a noise from downstairs wakes her. She takes the stairs slowly, noticing the cellar door is wide open. Closing it, she returns to the safety of her bedroom. Seeing a movement in the corner of the room, she screams. She’s not alone. But nobody can help her now…
Writing scrawled on the wall of Sheriff Jenna Alton’s office overnight leads her and her deputy David Kane to a small house on the outskirts of Black Rock Falls. Inside, Jenna is devastated to find devoted churchgoer Agnes Wagner lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds covering her lifeless body. What monster would attack a defenceless woman living alone on a quiet street?
With no witnesses and no trace of the killer at the scene, the deadly message written on Jenna’s door is her only clue. But as she races to interview a contractor who recently had access to Agnes’s home, she discovers the wreck of a car on a mountain road, Agnes’s best friend dead inside.
Jenna knows the victims were close friends and she thinks a twisted killer has been watching them, waiting for the perfect time to strike. But before she can make her next move, one of her own team is found unconscious and covered in the blood of a third female victim—a knife inches away from his hand.
Pulse racing, Jenna fires questions at her shaken deputy, who can’t explain why he was in the woman’s house. Could he really be a killer, or is someone playing an evil game with Jenna and her team? The clock is ticking to uncover a dark secret in the past that connects all three victims, but can she work out who is terrorizing her small town before another innocent life is taken?
An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. If you’re a fan of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this gripping read.

Oh my days. Oh my days. Oh my days…

I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this book. I just had to know what was going to happen, but I did not expect anything as explosive as this!!! Eek.

I loved that in this book, it took until chapter 32 to reach inside the mind of said killer; however………..I could not have been more wrong. I need the next book now. I mean seriously! We have a case wide open, and I need a conclusion.

I loved how much was going on in this book with no idea how it would all link. These poor grandmas have been horrifically murdered. And then one of our own is found at the scene, excuse me, but oh my days!

This book was a sucker punch in so many ways. My emotions have been completely put through the wringer. I mean, how much can one person take and what I mean by that is me!! There is so much action, which I love, but equally, it was the edge of your seat stuff because I had no idea how this would all end. Too many times, my heart was in my throat!!!!

I love that Rio was a bit more in the forefront this time, as we witnessed him trying to be a brother and a father to the tearaway twins, causing more problems than it’s worth. Plus a new storyline for us to discover with Shane, too. Plus, newcomer Poppy, what an entrance she has made, and well, I am hoping we see her again soon!!! No more can be said.

The comradery with the team is one I love. They have each other’s back. Even Ty and Jo are extended to this, and I do love that they still get involved. I think it’s the personal moments I do love with this series throughout all the bleakness. It’s the quips with Ty and Jo; it’s the fondness with Jenna and Dave. The rare sacred moments with Rowley, Sally, and the twins. And the Papa bear ferocious protectiveness of Shane. All this makes them real to me.

I just adore this series, loving it from the start and after reading every one of them. I am never bored. I am entertained and put through an emotional rollercoaster each time, one where you are never sure what will happen when you get off. I love that we have more books coming, and I can’t wait to see where it all goes.

Until the next time xxx

Thank you to Noelle and Bookouture for the tour invite and the author for a copy of their book in return for my honest and unbiased review

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About D.K Hood

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humor, and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire.
I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent wonderful vacations in many countries. I love the rugged beauty of Montana and can’t wait to return.
I use the memories from my travels to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. It was one subject I enjoyed studying and with the constant advances, it never gets boring.

I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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