The Heavy Hearts The Heavy Hearts
#10 - The Mercy and Justice Mysteries

The Heavy Hearts

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There are few things worse than the loss of a child.

When Sally Mayfield, Vincent Trent's fiance, has a miscarriage, their grief is palpable. As a priest, it's my job to comfort in times of loss like this.

But Sally didn't simply have a miscarriage. Blood tests find an abortion-inducing drug in her system. Vincent is hurt and angry. Sally swears she didn't take anything, and claims someone must have given her the drug without her knowledge or consent. Not only that, she points the finger at the one person she can think of who hated her baby so much.

Her own mother, Samantha.

Under the fetal homicide law, the death of Sally's unborn baby at fourteen weeks isn't murder. But the stabbing death of her mother definitely is. 

Now, the grief-stricken father stands accused. Everyone who knows Vincent says he couldn't possibly be guilty.

I firmly believe that he's innocent.

But I've been wrong before . . . 

There are few things worse than the loss of a child.

When she loses her baby and an abortion-inducing drug is found in her system, Sally points the finger at her mother, Samantha.

After Sally secretly records her mom admitting to slipping her the drug without her knowledge or consent, I have no choice but to arrest her. In doing so, I ignite a controversy that threatens to divide our small community–a controversy fanned by Samantha herself, who twists the facts to her own advantage. 

It doesn't help that the woman's an old friend of my boss, the Mayor.

The case against Samantha falls apart due to lack of evidence. Soon after, she's found dead in her home, stabbed to death. Vincent Trent is identified as the young man seen running from the scene. I have no choice but to arrest him.

The evidence is circumstantial, but damning. In my heart, I know he's innocent.

But proving that is another story . . .

The Heavy Hearts is book ten in The Mercy and Justice Mysteries, a contemporary small town mystery series. The series is a sequel to The Father Tom Mysteries that begins with The Penitent Priest and includes the same cast of characters. It features Father Tom Greer, a Catholic Priest who is also an amateur sleuth in the tradition of Father Brown, and his wife Helen Greer, female Chief of Police and detective in the tradition of Kinsey Millhone.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
February 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
325
Pages
PUBLISHER
Mercy and Justice Mysteries
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
452.5
KB

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