Pray for Mercy

D.K. Hood

Her heart races as a noise from downstairs wakes her. She checks every room in her small home, but it’s not until she returns to the safety of her bedroom does she see movement. She’s not alone. And 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 secluded house on the outskirts of town. Inside, Jenna is devastated to find a much-loved local resident lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds covering her lifeless body. What monster would attack a defenseless woman living alone?

With no trace of the killer at the scene, the deadly message written on Jenna’s door is her only clue. But as the small town grieves, it leads her to a contractor who recently had access to the woman’s home. She races to interview him, only to discover the wreck of a car on a steep mountain road with another dead woman inside.

Jenna knows the victims were friends and regularly went to church together. 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 questions 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? The clock ticks to uncover a dark secret that connects all three victims, but can she work it out 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.

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Thrilling and terrifying. My heart was in my throat… Wonderful. NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

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Totally gripping with tension, drama and twists and turns on every page.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I was holding my breath.” @louisewilson60, 5 stars

Superb.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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More than five starsI literally have no nails left, I devoured this book in one sitting and finally turned the last page at 2am. Yes, this book is that good!!!!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“A fast-paced, super suspenseful, chilling thriller.” Harlequin Junkie, 5 stars

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