Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beg For Mercy by Jami Alden



Publisher: Hatchette Book Group

Published: 6/2011

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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   Megan Flynn’s brother Sean sat on death row, and he was put there by the man Megan thought she was falling in love with, Seattle police detective Cole Williams. After two years of fruitless legal maneuvering and unable to tolerate the torture of prison any longer, Sean loses hope and  has decided to waive his right to appeal.  An execution date has been set.  Knowing her innocent brother is about to be put to death pushes Megan into doing her own investigation and right back into the path of Cole Williams, and a psychotic serial killer.

  This is a freaking nail biter of a book. Talk about your untenable scenarios, whew, this book had it in spades. It goes from  Megan on a relatively perfect date to her absolute devastation in a blink, and then it’s a race against the clock for the rest of the book. By the time the reader realizes they are good and hooked, it’s too late. You can not put this book down! Jami Alden has written a chillingly graphic suspense novel  that will hold you captive until the last word.

  Trying to put myself in Megan’s shoes was unbearable. Her brother was all she had left of her family. She was obviously disillusioned about love, and she had no one but herself to turn to because the entire world believed Sean’s guilt. This woman had a spine of titanium.  The fact that she finally convinces Cole to help her is a testament to her perseverance. Cole is a straight up by the book and just the facts type of cop. He only trust the evidence, and emotions can’t be trusted.  He can’t ignore the similarities that are showing up when dead call girls start turning up all over Seattle.

  If you’re a fan of gritty crime drama filled with twists, turns, betrayals, conspiracies and laced with a truly hot love story, add this to your list. It will not disappoint, and you won’t have long to wait for the sequel Hide From Evil, which is due out in November 2011.

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