On my blog today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the new novel in the DC Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten, Dead Mercy.
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.
I always look forward to reading a new novel in the DC Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten and I thoroughly enjoyed the latest book, Dead Mercy. Maggie is on the hunt for a sadistic killer and it is clear very early on that they are planning more murders. But what connects the killer’s victims? Can Maggie and her team find the killer before it’s too late?
I really wanted to know what reason the killer had for deciding to take this path. Maggie and her team have to delve into the killer’s psychology if they are to have any hope of finding out who they are and why they are doing this. When this becomes clearer, harrowing and disturbing details emerge and I was turning the pages faster and faster.
It’s always great to catch up with Maggie and her team and I can’t believe that we’re five books into the series now. I think the team work really well together. What I liked about this book was how Noelle explored Maggie’s growing relationship with reporter, Julie Noble. Julie, herself, becomes involved in the investigation and it makes me wonder if she will work with Maggie and the team again. I’m looking forward to seeing how Noelle will develop this further.
Once again the pace never drops and I was fascinated by the layers Noelle continues to build on as the series progresses. We also get to see Maggie’s relationship with her parents explored a little further in this book and I thought this was really intriguing. I could feel the emotion in Maggie’s voice as she was speaking to her mum and dad. But I don’t want to say anything more about that here.
As I said earlier, as the team begin to realise what is going on here, Noelle tackles some pretty tough themes, which might be upsetting to some readers, but Noelle does handle the topic sensitively.
Noelle’s writing always keeps you on the edge of your seat and that’s what keeps me coming back to her books. They are always really gripping and entertaining. Noelle has definitely written another winner here.
Publisher: One More Chapter
Publication date: 19th November 2021
Print length: 402 pags
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