I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Truth #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers
Source: the publisher
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Rating~ 4.25 stars
This was my first time reading Abbie Roads and I honestly can’t wait to read more from her. I don’t want to give away anything because trust me it’s better to go in blind then knowing all the spoilers, it made the book so much better for me!
Cain Killion is the son of a convicted serial killer, he has spent his life either suffering at the hands of his father or suffering to save others. Mercy Ledger‘s life has only gotten bad to worse in recent years, now someone’s out trying to kill her again.
Cain and Mercy have a past and they are both reluctant to face each other however with Mercy is danger Cain decides to finally face her. I really liked them both, Cain is badly damaged from his past, his face which resembles his father not to mention the work he does for the FBI makes him face his demons everyday. Mercy on the other hand is a survivor, she was strong and smart. Cain and Mercy have felt this connection to each other which only becomes stronger when they meet again and can’t help be attracted to each other and while falling in love seems easy, a happily ever after seems impossible for them.
There’s a creepy and sadistic killer out there that is somehow connected to not only Cain but Mercy as well and then there’s the man obsessed with Mercy. I found the whole who is it/done it aspect done pretty well, while it was kind of obvious (just because I read quite a few mystery/thrillers) but I still enjoyed the execution done here. The power/pnr aspect was also done quite well and how it was all tied together.
Quibbles: I do wish we would have gotten a bit more about their powers and how they worked in *that* world and if anyone else has them and how they actually came into being in more detail. I also wish it was longer so we could have seen more of Cain and Mercy’s background but other than that it’s a pretty solid read.
The book had this mystery/thriller, dark and slightly pnr vibe that I really enjoyed! I’m really looking forward to what Abbie Roads brings us next.
Final Verdict: A great start to a new series and I am definitely a fan of the writing and the characters .