Pray for Mercy: A totally gripping and unputdownable crime thriller (Detectives Kane and Alton #14) (Paperback)

Pray for Mercy: A totally gripping and unputdownable crime thriller (Detectives Kane and Alton #14) By D. K. Hood Cover Image
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This is book number 14 in the Detectives Kane and Alton series.


Her heart races as a noise from downstairs wakes her. She checks every room in her small home, but it's not until she returns to the safety of her bedroom does she see movement. She's not alone. And nobody can help her now...

Writing scrawled on the wall of Sheriff Jenna Alton's office overnight leads her and her deputy David Kane to a secluded house on the outskirts of town. Inside, Jenna is devastated to find a much-loved local resident lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds covering her lifeless body. What monster would attack a defenseless woman living alone?

With no trace of the killer at the scene, the deadly message written on Jenna's door is her only clue. But as the small town grieves, it leads her to a contractor who recently had access to the woman's home. She races to interview him, only to discover the wreck of a car on a steep mountain road with another dead woman inside.

Jenna knows the victims were friends and regularly went to church together. She thinks a twisted killer has been watching them, waiting for the perfect time to strike. But before she can make her next move, one of her own team is found unconscious and covered in the blood of a third female victim-a knife inches away from his hand.

Pulse racing, Jenna questions her shaken deputy, who can't explain why he was in the woman's house. Could he really be a killer, or is someone playing an evil game? The clock ticks to uncover a dark secret that connects all three victims, but can she work it out before another innocent life is taken?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. If you're a fan of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this gripping read.

What readers are saying about Pray for Mercy:

"A rip-roaring, heart-stopping, gut-wrenching good crime thriller... This quickly became a story I couldn't put down, and page by page it just got more intriguing and exhilarating." @mags_louise, 5 stars

"Wow ... This story had it all " Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

"Definitely one that shouldn't be missed Adrenaline rush of a book... The kind of book where it ramps up into one impossible situation on top of another and another and another until you realise you haven't actually been breathing for a page or two." NetGalley reviewer

"That ending I absolutely loved it." NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

What readers are saying about D.K. Hood:

"Oh my, oh my God... Another cracking story ... This author really deserves the title of Queen of Suspense... She had chills running down my spine and I just couldn't stop reading. Incredibly, mind-blowingly brilliant " B for Bookreview, 5 stars

"Fantastic... Totally addictive. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

"An excellent read... Had me captivated the whole way though... Wow... Took my breath away. All in all, a bloody brilliant book that totally deserves 5 stars." Bonnie's Book Talk, 5 stars

"Hold on to your hats for the surprise ending " Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800198616
ISBN-10: 1800198612
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: March 7th, 2022
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: Detectives Kane and Alton