Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Montlake Romance
Released on June 19, 2018
Length: 9 hours and 15 minutes
Source: Kindle Unlimited
It’s two months after Mercy was shot and nearly killed, two months sense her prepper cabin burned to the ground, and two months of back to routine… until mutilated skulls show up during a heavy rainstorm flood brings them to light. I slipped into this next installment of the series and had not a doubt in my mind that it would be fabulous in the way a gritty, dark and intense romantic suspense can be. And, it was.
A Merciful Silence is book four in a series that connect tightly from one installment to the next so does not make a good out of order or standalone.
Mercy and the FBI are working on the new case that the skulls bring, but soon end up with fresh kills that eerily echo back to two twenty year old cases. Did the wrong man get put behind bars? Evidence is hard come by and they inch their way forward with the few witnesses and one survivor.
Meanwhile, it seems Truman kicked over the wrong anthill in his routine police work around Eagle’s Nest and lands in a danger that tests both him and Mercy to their limits.
This one presented many nail-biter moments and left me guessing on several counts. The author has an instinct for pacing out all aspects of the story and give the book a natural rising action that has the reader taunt right along with the tension in the story and more than ready when the big scene happens. In this one, Mercy is forced to confront the deepest fear that has been the reason she has held back and kept things barely moving forward in her relationship with Truman. When confronted with first his disappointment in her not sharing as a couple- again- and then several long nights alone while feverishly working a case that got personal, she has her epiphany.
I’ve said it before, but each book presents a fresh mystery and also continues to grow the characters and the romance so it never stagnates, but keeps the series strong and moving forward. So much is explored each time whether it is a different element and set of characters in the community or a different aspect of a relationship or their careers. Don’t miss out if you’re a romantic suspense lover.
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