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Saving Mercy

(Fatal Truth #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  387 ratings  ·  180 reviews
He's found her at last...

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...

Mass Market Paperback, 315 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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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
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

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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

Title: Saving Mercy
Series: Fatal Truth #1
Author: Abbie Roads
Release date: April 4, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

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
I came across this by accident, but now I'll say luck because I loved this book! There was gore, a serial killer, a perfect plot, kick-ass characters, and paranormal elements- all the aspects of a must-read.

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
4.5 this blew my mind stars

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 a two completely psychotic men- one of them being a serial killer and the other completely obsessed with the serial-killer's only survived victim, an emotionally fucked up guy who is also psychic and smears the blood of murder victims all over himself to get into the minds of their killer, and said survived victim who also happens to have slightly psy
Lady Heather

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
Step onto the dark side of the street, where monsters live, kill and torment, yet through it all an unlikely romance takes root among the blood, gore and evil that stalks…

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
Simply Love Book Reviews
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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
Vi ~ Inkvotary
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
3.5 - 4 stars

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
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saving Mercy (Fatal Truth #1) by Abbie Roads  
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
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, totally devoured this book. It was a bloody good read – both figuratively and literally. This author has one sick and twisted mind that makes for fascinating stories.

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!!
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Review For: Saving Mercy 'Saving Mercy' by Abbie Roads is book One in the "Fatal Truth" series. This is the story of Cain and Mercy. This is a bloody, exciting, drama filled its a little more than just a romance story. Mercy was one of Cain's father victims that actually survived..but barley. After some time she did end up in a mental hospital that one Dr pretty much torture her. Until Nurse Liz gets her out and into Cain's safe handling. Cain was subjected to the murders of his father ...more
Ingrid Thomas
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark, gritty, terrifying, angst supreme and excruciatingly tender!!
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
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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

The world was rocked when serial killer's killing spree came to an end only after one of his victims was able to escape. Her actions lead to the capture, prosecution, and imprisonment of one Adam Killion.

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

***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
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

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
Paula  Phillips
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Mixing up my reading genres, I move from a romance to a mystery. A few years back I read a book by Abbie Roads called Hunt the Dawn where the main character had special abilities and enjoyed the book. Saving Mercy starts with us meeting Cain Killion aka the son of a famous serial killer called The Triple K. Cain can see through the killer's eyes by playing with their blood - it has to be clean through and not tampered with. His adoptive dad Mac works for the FBI and calls Cain to help him with a ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily received an ARC of Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads in exchange for an honest review.

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
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I couldn't put this book down

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

Suze Lavender
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cain has a special gift, he can find murderers through a connection with the victim's blood. He isn't proud of what he can do and thinks he is a predator, a monster. He helps the FBI to solve cases, but he doesn't believe in his own goodness. Cain is a product of his father's grooming when he was a child. When a recent crime is being linked to the murders that made Cain's life change forever, Cain knows where to find more information, with Mercy, the only survivor of this crazy deed. Cain thinks ...more
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

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
Richelle Robinson
Growing up Cain’s father was a serial killer. Cain has a special ability that allows him to see things when he puts on the victim's blood. That part of the story was creepy and weirded me out. His whole life he has had to live with the stigma and tries to prove he isn't destined to become a killer. I would have liked to have more of a backstory when it came to Cain. We were told his upbringing was rough but we weren't really given too many details and that made it hard for me to connect with him ...more
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***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
Book Him Danno
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abbie Roads blew my mind away with this book. Yes the protagonist is broken, damaged but he works hard to rise above his up bring to right the wrongs of his father. The readers is given glimpse of the broken little boy though the eyes of the female lead. While readers are given Mercy POV it doesn't take away from the story but only enhances it more. The protagonist has depth and the author doesn't rely of the typical FBI story lines. She pulls is able to bring the characters to life.

The book has
Juanita Kees
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A terrifying tale and a look inside the twisted mind of a serial killer. I'd hate to be alone inside Ms Roads' head when she writes these thrillers. Saving Mercy was an edge-of-the-seat read I couldn't put down. Excellent writing style, well-plotted and a totally gripping story with twists the reader won't see coming. Cain and Mercy come up against outright evil, manipulating villains and, while they come out the other side scarred for life, they find their peace and safe zone in each other to r ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A twisted romance full of dark allure. I was hooked on the connection between Cain and Mercy. Both of them had been tormented by the same man, Cain's father - who had murdered Mercy's family and slit her throat but left her alive and who had tried to turn Cain into a replica of himself through torture and repetition. The twisted part? Cain looked like his father. While Mercy saw emotion in Cain's eyes that kept them distinct for her, it felt a tad taboo it a delicious way. Because who would unde ...more
S.P. Aruna
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A pretty good psychological thriller with steamy sex to boot. The tension isthere, not only due to demonic serial killer, but a hero who is just as extreme, a psychic who needs not just something the victim owned, but the very blood of the victims. Original indeed, and chilling.

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.
Sara Oxton
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads a suspenseful four-star read. This is the first book by this author I have read, and it won’t be the last, I was sucked in, you can’t put the book down, even after the last page I wanted more!! This is the first book in the Fatal Truth series, I am going to look for book two as soon as I finish this book. If you like paranormal romance with some suspense thrown in for good measure, then you will love this book. I would have loved to have given it five stars but there ...more
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