Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Brilliance Audio
Released on January 15, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
A thirty-year old bank heist that remains unsolved has new light shed on it and Mercy lands the case while Truman works a vicious vandalism case. Another addicting installment to a an abso-fab series!
A Merciful Fate is book five and comes some months after the events close out in the last book. This is a series that ties closely together from book to book even if a new case or cases pop up in each book so it doesn’t work well standalone or out of order.
Ollie is settling into life back in civilization with Truman, Mercy, and Kailey’s help, but once in a while he needs to get away into the peace of the wilderness and think. Ollie and his dog, Shep stumble over the bones of a person shot in the head and empty bank bags nearby. Mercy is given the case to work this new lead on a a bank heist where four of the five thieves got away and all the money. Slowly she sifts through the old evidence and discovers that some one in the present, close to home, might know a great deal about that case.
Meanwhile, Truman is faced with broken windows on cars and spray paint vandalism for two women in town. Then the attacks start.
Oh, and Rose and Nick are drawing closer to the birth of her baby and their wedding while Mercy and Truman wonder if they will ever have the time to plan their own wedding.
There was a lot going on in this one between two separate cases and personal lives. I don’t know what it was about this one, but I was right on top of each secret and the solutions well before the twists and reveals. Usually, I’m good for one or two, but, I was batting a thousand. Though, that said, I was still as riveted as usual. I might know the who, the why, and the how in a general sense, but there were still plenty of thrills and worries and interest in how Mercy and the others were to figure it all out.
Five books in and I am still very much enchanted with the cast of characters with Mercy at the center, the setting, ongoing development of background, and the cases. Each one manages to touch close to home for Mercy and her family. I’m finally caught up on the series and now must wait impatiently for the next installment.
Narrator, Teri Schnaubelt, is the voice of this series and gives it even more heart and soul if that is possible. She’s got each voice distinguishable and does gender, age, and rural vs. city so well. She’s spot on with the pace and tone. I’m as much a fan of her work as the series itself.
So, another solid showing and so much that happens to push our intrepid circle of friends and family hard on their emotions. Pulse-pounding excitement beside slow build suspense married to family and romance. You can’t beat it if you love romantic suspense.
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