He found her at last…only to lose her to a nightmare.
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.
Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment he sees Mercy, Cain knows he’s the one who can save her. He also knows he’s beyond redemption. But the lines between good and evil blur and the only thing clear to Cain and Mercy is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the evil that stalks them?
Praise for Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams #1):
“Spine-tingling…” —RT Book Reviews
“Roads blends high-action romantic suspense with the paranormal to tell a love story.” —Booklist
A stunning, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller
By: Abbie Roads
5 Star Review by Kristie K
A stunning, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller where two unlikely victims find love and search for redemption…
Holy hell, Abbie Roads has delivered one massive mind-f**k with with Saving Mercy, the first installment of her new series Fatal Truth. I literally couldn’t put this book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page, to the last. Cain Killion and Mercy Ledger are two damaged, broken souls looking for solace from the nightmares that haunt them from their pasts. The story twists, turns, and weaves through the mind of a killer, the eyes of his victims, and the hearts of those hunting him. Danger lurks around every curve, and you never know where the psychotic killer will lead you next. An unexpected, and unlikely love grows from the horrors of the past, grabbing you by the heartstrings and leading you toward an uncertain outcome…will they find their redemption, or die trying? This book was amazing…from the gorgeous cover, to the captivating synopsis, it held me in its grip. The storyline and plot were masterfully created, bewitching, and flawlessly executed. The characters leapt off the page, grabbed ahold of your heart, mind, and soul, and made you feel every emotion, every horror, every pain. Abbie Roads is an outstanding writer, bringing imagination, creativity, intelligence, and stunning realism to her books. A definite new favorite to add to my bookshelf.
An enthralling dark romantic thriller
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 to deal with and their pasts have intertwined to connect them in unimaginable ways. Seeing them struggle to deal with their tragic childhoods while facing new horrors kept me from putting this book down until I had read every last word.
Saving Mercy left me with the worst book-hangover I've had in a long time. I tried to start another book the next morning, but it just wasn't an Abbie Roads book.