Welcome to the mid-way point of the Saving Mercy blog tour from InkSlinger PR. Today I have my review of this paranormal romance/romantic thriller for you and also a tour-wide giveaway. You can also check out a few other stops today at Garcia Sisters’ Book Blog, Lamplight Review and Promotion, and Deluged With Books Cafe.
He’s found her at last…
Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man. His only redeeming quality? The extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch killers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his horrific past—and the one woman who might understand what it means.
Only to lose her to a nightmare
Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment Cain finds her the line between good and evil blurs and the only thing clear to them is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the madness that stalks them?
There is much about Saving Mercy which is original and makes it stand out from other paranormal romance novels. The first being there isn’t a vampire or werewolf in sight. The next being this is told mainly from Cain’s point of view, meaning we gain a deeper connection with the male character than we necessarily normally would and he is a character who has been through the nine circles of hell and all before he was old enough to drive.
There is a unique depth to Cain that comes not just with his pain but with his compassion and need to do right. We don’t learn everything about him even by the end of the book I felt and I think that’s a good thing leaving more to learn in future novels and leaving plenty of room for layers to be peeled back as his story develops as it has significantly in this novel.
Mercy, was a victim of Cain’s father, a notorious serial killer, the only one to survive and now Cain is on a mission to save her from somebody else determined to harm her. Mercy is strong and determined. She has used her experiences with Cain’s father as a way to garner inner strength and will and she doesn’t want to let anyone get past her walls of steel. But she feels an affinity with Cain and knows she can trust him.
And so onto the next thing that is different for this genre, the powers these two character hold, these were wholly original and unique. I’ve never read a book where the characters held powers like these two had. And despite these characters having powers, they weren’t powers that were particularly useful in a dangerous situation, they weren’t going to necessarily save their lives. Being human, using their senses, and just being sensible in general like any normal person was all that would help them.
Overall, this is a well thought-out, executed and thoroughly enjoyable novel.
Sending a huge thanks to Abbie Roads and InkSlinger PR for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
About Abbie Roads
Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark, emotional novels always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. SAVING MERCY is the first book in her new Fatal Truth Series of dark, gritty, romantic suspense with a psychological twist.
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Title: Saving Mercy
Series: Fatal Truth #1
Author: Abbie Roads
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Thriller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: 4 April 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback | Audio
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