Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases in this stunning follow-up to The Vanishing Season.
No Mercy is award-winning author Joanna Schaffhausen’s heart-pounding second novel.
Police officer Ellery Hathaway is on involuntary leave from her job because she shot a murderer in cold blood and refuses to apologize for it....more
Ellery Hathaway has a tendency to run head first into trouble. Once a victim of a sadistic serial killer who abducted her and held her hostage she is now a champion of victims. Only problem is she is currently on mandated leave from her job in law enforcement after shooting a murderer. Of course, that doesn't stop her from delving in to help those in need.
As part of her suspension Ellery must attend therapy sessions. As part of her therapy s ...more
I am so happy to have a new series to enjoy!
This is book 2 of the Ellery Hathaway series, but no worries if you want to jump right in! It easily stands on its own! Joanna Schaffhausen cleverly gives enough detailed background that will make it possible to put you into the middle of the action.
Ellery has seen more than her fair share of horror. Remarkably, she’s survived a serial killers’ attempts on her life. On not one, but two separate occasions!
She is currently on leave from the police ...more
First off, can I just saw how much I love Ellery's dog Speed Bump?! Ugh... my heart <3.
Ellery Hathaway has been suspended from her job as a cop due to killing a vile man that was a psychopath. Hathaway has quite the childhood trauma herself from being targeted by a serial killer that now sits on death row for targeting her as child an ...more
Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigator ...more
Joanna Schaffhausen does a good job developing our strong and interesting yet flawed character here with Ellery. I loved the dynamics even more here between Ellery and Reed. I can't believe I am going to say this but the romantic tension between them had me turning those pages as fast as I could to see more of t ...more
Evidently you can’t shoot a crazed killer in cold blood. Especially you can’t pull that trigger if you are a cop. Even if you are Ellery Hathaway, the only survivor of the serial killer that the most recent dead serial killer is emulating. Confused? Then read The Vanishin ...more
At least that’s what she calls herself now. She had a different name as a young teen. That’s when she was abducted & kept in a closet by a man who now sits on death row. Of all the girls he snatched she was the only one rescued & the media attention was endless. In time the damaged girl grew up, changed her ...more
Ellery Hathaway has a tendency to run towards trouble instead of running from it. When she was young, she was the 17th victim of Serial Killer Francis Coben. She was the only survivor, thanks to FBI Agent Reed Markham. After that, she became a Cop - though she is currently on suspension - due to killing a serial killer (sounds crazy right?). Now she’s in mandated therapy hoping to get her job back. In group, she meets likeminded people who’ve also survived violent crimes. Hearing thei ...more
Second in her mystery-crime series, NO MERCY, Joanna Schaffhausen brings back the tough-skinned Officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham....as well as Speed Bump the dog.
Everyone knows Ellery....or at least the story of her well publicized and disturbing past, but for now she is supposedly off the streets, suspended for shooting a murderer and being "shrinked up" along with a group of others who have experienced violent crime.
But Ellie's quick-witted investigati...more
So thinks Ellery Hathaway as she heads to Mass General Hospital for her first Survivors of Violent Crime meeting. She isn't a fan of therapy, or groups, but she doesn't have a choice—not if she wants her job as a cop back after shooting a murderer. As a teenager, Ellery managed to escape from a serial killer with the help of FBI profiler Reed Markham. But she hasn't escaped the memories of what Francis Coben did to her ...more
Police officer Ellery Hathaway is now on involuntary leave because she shot a murderer at the end of the last book. The public also knows that she once was the single living survivor of a serial killer, which makes her something of a curiosity. Ellery hates this unwanted attention, as well as being required to attend group therapy for victims of violent crimes. All of thi ...more
Here I go again.....adding another series to the bulging bookshelf and I am not even sorry. Although this was book 2, the author sheds enough light on Ellery and Reed's backstories that it makes a good stand alone. Both characters are pretty damaged and yet together they make a fantastic team as they try to look into an arson case and a rape case. Neither of these cases were connected except that ...more
After the explosive events of The Vanishing Season Ellery is on forced leave to recover, both physically and mentally. If she has any chan ...more
I fell in love with Bump immediately in The Vanishing Season and now he’s back, shedding fur throughout the pages of No Mercy. Ellery and Reed are back, too. After the events of the first book (you could read this book as a standalone but I’d highly recommend reading them in order) Ellery has been suspended from her job and forced into group therapy with other survivors of violent crimes.
Because this is Ellery she’s not so interested i ...more
No Mercy is the second book in Ellery Hathaway series and is best enjoyed after reading the first book, The Vanishing Season. In No Mercy, Ellery is on involuntary leave and is forced to attend group therapy sessions in order to keep her police job. At the group therapy she meets other victims of violent crimes. With the help of an FBI agent and her only friend, Reed Markham, she starts to investigate two different crimes, an unsolved brutal rape of a young woman and 26 years-old deadly ...more
NO MERCY by Joanna Schaffhausen is just as gritty and dark, just as twisted as her first book, yet she has brilliantly given enough backgro ...more
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I was lucky enough to have read the first book, The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. I read it in a fury to get it all, engrossed throughout.
Now we have another strong entry with the returning characters of Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham coming back together to see what is what with two different cases they find themselves drawn to...
Emily is on involuntary leave...note involuntary from her job. She killed a murder ...more
Ellery hates being seen as a victim a ...more
The book was ok for me. There is a lot going on. Police officer Ellery Hathaway is on involuntary leave from her job because she shot a murderer in cold blood. She is forced to see a psychiatrist to see if she is capable to return back to work. Her doctor ordered her to go to group meetings for survivors of violent crime. There, she meets Wendy, a rape survivor, and Myra, who sur ...more
So I was very pleased to enter her world once more and No Mercy is an atmospheric, beautifully done page turner of a novel which I read in short order, the addictive quality of it demanded nothing less.
Ellery is on leave and may not have a job to return to- part of her penance for the events of The Vanishing Season is to attend group therapy for those who have suffered violent ...more