Cry for Mercy

Thrilled to join Bookouture for this one.

Synopsis:

The girl’s eyes were open, her gaze softened with a milky hue. Her perfect skin and halo of blonde hair made her look angelic. It was a brutal contrast to the rope suspending her from the high-vaulted ceiling, and the bruises that had blossomed on her arms. Eleanor reached forward then caught herself. This woman was past saving.

When a beautiful young woman is found murdered in a derelict power station, Detective Inspector Eleanor Raven hurries to the scene. The girl’s body has been ritualistically posed, with cherry-red lipstick painted across her mouth. And when she catches sight of the engagement ring crusted with blood on her delicate finger, Eleanor pushes back on the grief it provokes. Lydia Greystein had so much to live for. The only way Eleanor can help now is to find the killer responsible, and she and her team immediately set to work.

As Eleanor and the team work together to unpick the killer’s motivations, another woman is found, bound and posed in the same ceremonial stance. Suddenly, Eleanor’s case becomes more twisted and urgent than ever. Just when they think they’ve hit a dead end, Eleanor finds a link between the victims and a cold case—an unsolved death with a connection to her own hidden life outside work. To follow the clues now risks bringing her secrets into the open.

Cry for Mercy: An utterly addictive crime thriller with gripping mystery and suspense (Detective Eleanor Raven Book 1) by [Karen Long]

But as Eleanor begins to understand the killer, he starts to understand her too.

Eleanor must solve this case before more women are taken. Could the secrets she keeps from those closest to her be the final clue to break open this case… or will they ultimately cost Eleanor her life?

A fast-paced, tense and completely gripping mystery thriller that will keep you hooked until the final page. Karen Long will be the newest favourite crime author for fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons and Robert Dugoni.

Bookish Opinions

This is a gripping book which has left me craving more from this author. This is a book which has made me feel tense and on edge but at the same time completely excited to see where the book was going to go.

I seriously haven’t been able to put this one down and have found myself completely lost in the pages and events of this wonderful book. This book takes us into a terrifying and seedy world of BDSM. This is a completely unique concept to any thriller or crime book i’ve read previously.

This book is so well written that I have felt as though I’ve been watching this one play out in front of me. I definitely need to read more by this author after this books.

I have literally been captivated by this book. Nothing else caught my attention as much as this one. It is unique, well written and filled with tension and suspense.

A definite five star read which I highly recommend.

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