Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past—and only one woman could know what it means.
Only to lose her to a nightmare...
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This book has given me a major dilemma because now I just can't figure out which Abbie Roads book is my favorite! Saving Mercy absolutely blew my mind with it's twisted story of murder, obsession, and tortured characters. It's a story that will mess with your mind more than you can even prepare for, and you'll love the whole entire experience.
Cain Killion, son of serial killer Adam Killion, now works with the FBI using his ability to rel ...more
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The air smelled of pine and tasted of remembered pain.
I'm trying to keep this as spoiler-free as possible. One warning though - if you are sensible to blood or violence this book is not for you.
I love when an author introduces you to a new story and you don't feel disoriented but at home from the get-go. The premise of this book sounds fascinating: The son of a serial killer helps the FBI finding murderers by re-living scenes fro ...more
Title: Saving Mercy
Series: Fatal Truth #1
Author: Abbie Roads
Release date: April 4, 2017
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Warning: If you are hemophobic (person with fear or aversion to blood) then you need to stay far away from this book. This story would make you rock yourself in a corner, numbly sucking your thumb.
This is my second book by this sharp new voice in the romance world and though I'm already familiar with her writing, Saving Mercy surpassed my expectations. Howev ...more
Cain and Mercy share a significant part of their past, even though they've never met face to face, but they share the atrocities that they faced. Their history has defined their present, and yet they're so strong and determined, I couldn't help loving them. I'll admit I loved Cain more becaus ...more
Oh hell yes!
This book was ah-may-zing! And that is me saying a lot, considering it had insta-love.
Oh but oh!
It also had
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
You know when your reading a REALLY, REALLY good story that you can't wait to finish because you need to know what happens next and who the friggin killer is, BUT you don't want it to end because it's so frigging good and you KNOW your going to have a book hangover when you're done.
That's how this book was for me.
Well... I held off as long as I could and had to finish it.
This book was dark and edgy.
It's a romance-suspense-thriller with some psychological twists to ...more
Cain will stop at nothing in his efforts of SAVING MERCY from the hands of death, even if those hands belong to him. Cain is damaged, but he is also gifted with a connection to blood that allows him to re-create a crime for the authorities. Although it takes its toll on him it is his way of making amends for horrors from the pa ...more
I was enthralled from the start! Saving Mercy totally had me questioning my sanity…see this book is 320 pages of twisted, graphic, gruesome, crazy, dark, sexy, emotional, edge of your seat romantic suspense with a touch of paranormal thrown in and I LOVED IT! Yes, I said SEXY and that’s one reason why I’m questioning my sanity. The hero, Cain, has a special unconventional ability to help solve murders. This ability was triggered by a horrific childhood experiences that have left him a broken man ...more
Saving Mercy is one of those books where you know right from the beginning that at some point during the reading you will turn into an emotional mess in a very positive way.
The author is famous for her dark, haunting, gritty, bloody and romantic plots. And this one is no exception.
The murder of a man brings Cain to the crime scene where a picture painted in blood starts to make him feel weird. Everything he sees reminds him of his father´s cruel work though his father is in prison with ...more
If you have a fear of blood or its details, this book might not be for you. I find it a bit hard rating this book as well. There were good and bad aspects which I will explain in my review.
Cain Killion, also known as Killer Killion's Kid, aka Triple K, has been living in the shadows of his father's sins. He was forced to endure his father's torture as a child, and through that torture, he developed a sensory ability to get into a killer's mind by touching and bathing in the blood of ...more
Author: Abbie Roads Title: Saving Mercy Series: Fatal Truth Cover Rating: Book Rating: Buy This Book:
He's found her at lastCain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past-and only one woman could know what it means.Only to lose h ...more
Saving Mercy starts a new paranormal series but as with her first series its frightening addicting with tortured characters you immediately are immersed with and feel their pain and sorrow.
Reading a book by this author is like going on a mind bender – lock your seat belt and just hold on for the crazy ride!!
An I-can't-put-down-but-really-can't-continue-because-I'm-terrified-kind-of-book!! Impossible choices... Mind conditioning…. My heart raced and my eyes almost popped out one or two times!!!
This book is full of OMGs, and WTH kind of moments with twists and turns that you never see coming. You really get blindsided at times, but the thing is, all the while, there is tenderness, and love, and affection and so many bittersweet momen ...more
4 ½ ★
I meant to read a book by Abbie Roads for a while now and when the opportunity to review this book came up I jumped at it.
I’m so glad that I did. This book is a whole new level of thriller and romance mixed into one.
Loved the setting, dark, exciting, bite your nails crazy. But also a touch of humor and plenty of steamy time.
This book kept me on the edge on my seat throughout the entire book. It has some wicked good twists and turn...more
Being the son of that serial killer, Cain Killion lives with the stigma of people wondering if he will follow in his father's footsteps. Little do they know, Cain himself was just as much a victim and has the physical and mental scars to prove it. Twenty years after the fact, he's had no contact ...more
***4.5 ‘A Gift and A Curse’ Stars***
When the first chapter has you going “WTF?!?!?” in absolute horrific fascination you know you’re in for an interesting (understatement) ride and that’s what Abbie Roads served up in Saving Mercy. This book is more than just a romantic suspense. It has a touch of the paranormal mixed with all the goodness of a psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages to find out what will happen next.
Cain Killion has lived with the stigma of been the offs ...more
Saving Mercy was by far the most gruesome romantic suspense book that I have ever read. To say that there was a lot of blood would be an understatement. There was blood everywhere. Blood was literally the main theme of the book. Blood relations, painting in blood, and to make things even more disturbing, the hero Cain Killion is able to get into the mind of any killer by covering his body in victims’ blood. It was beyond disgusting and just plain old nasty.
Cain Killion is an FB ...more
Holy crap! That is all I could think for several minutes after finishing Saving Mercy. Abbie Roads is a magnificent artist and story teller and she has blown my mind once again. I am constantly amazed at how she manages to combine so much pain and darkness with immense amounts of love to form her books.
Mercy and Cain are both so damaged and have been dealt a hand in life that no one should ever have t ...more
If at all possible, Abbie Roads just outdid herself. I think this is her best book yet. She doesn't just explain the mind of her characters. She brings them to life by having you breathe, feel and become them. Reading Saving Mercy isn't a journey to see what happens in the end. The journey starts with page one and is travelled from paragraph to paragraph. Not many authors can do this for me.
I'm still astounded by Abbie Road's ability to make me feel each charac...more
This is an incredibly creepy story. Alternately compelling and disturbing, I’ve never read anything quite like it. There is a supernatural element to this book that takes it beyond the usual police vs serial killer book. The violence in this book is incredibly graphic.
The hunt for the killer and the chilling links back to Cain’s father’s crimes are woven together in a complex and fast paced plot. I was able to piece together c ...more
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!
The cover is perfect, but you may not notice things until you read the book!
This is the first book in a new series! It is definitely a adult book with the violence and steamy scenes. Abbie is a fantastic author that has introduced me to a new style that is both gruesome and beautif ...more
The book has ...more
A bit bloody, but not gratuitous. Writing wasn't half bad. Recommended for those who like dark reads and who don't shy away from a degree of goriness. ...more