I’m excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for Dead Mercy, fifth book in Noelle Holten’s brilliant police procedural series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson. Thank you to Sarah Hardy and One More Chapter for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
A brutal murder…
When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.
A dark history…
As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.
A terrible secret…
In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
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Oh my goodness, how is it possible that Noelle Holten has done it once again? Dead Mercy is the fifth book in her brilliant police procedural series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson and, yet again, is even more thrilling than its predecessors. In a series that keeps on going from strength to strength, Dead Mercy is a fast and exciting thriller that keeps you on your toes throughout. In this fifth book in the series we join Maggie as the burned body of a murder victim is found. But it soon becomes apparent that the victim could be even closer to home than Maggie could ever have imagined…
.What follows is a fast paced, exciting and heartstopping thriller that really does keep you guessing throughout. Noelle Holten’s writing just keeps on getting better and better with every book and, as I’ve said in previous reviews, the author draws on her own extensive knowledge of the criminal system, adding an authenticity to the story that is as realistic as it is exciting. In Maggie Jamieson she has created a strong female character who becomes more and more fascinating with every story, and I can’t wait to learn even more about her in future installments of this brilliant police procedural series.
Dead Mercy is a dark and intense read that drew me in from the very first page and didn’t let go until the final, thrilling page had been turned. Noelle Holten’s writing just keeps on going from strength to strength, with DC Maggie Jamieson and her team becoming more and more interesting as each new story begins to unfold. Powerful, exciting and filled to the brim with tension and suspense, this is a book that held me in its grip from beginning to end!
With an outstanding cast of supporting characters and a story that has you hooked from the very first page, this is a crime thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. Dead Mercy does work well as a standalone, but with past events mentioned and the personal lives of characters evolving, I would recommend reading the previous four books in the series first.
Dead Mercy is an exciting addition to a series of books that are getting better and better with each one, I’m already eagerly awaiting the next installment and can’t wait to see what Noelle Holten has in store for DC Maggie Jamieson and her team next.
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