Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten


‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin on Dead Inside 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.

My thoughts

One of my favourite police officers, DC Maggie Jamieson, returns in the 5th book in the series and I can see her character growing and maturing. She seems a little mellower and a lot more in control of herself in this book. She’s juggling the demands of trying to find a serial murderer while supporting her brother and figuring out her feelings for someone. It’s all done so well in this very tightly written crime mystery. I love police procedurals and seeing how the cases progress and open up as information new clues are revealed, and Dead Mercy is my favourite in this series so far. I can’t wait for Maggie’s next case and to see what develops in her personal life!

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