Have mercy! Mercy Gunderson is a character unlike any other. A former Army sniper, she has childhood demons that have chased her into adulthood. Armstrong's writing is intense and passionate. With every turn of the page, she reveals more shocking revelations. This gripping story will undoubtedly become a must-read series.
On medical leave from the Army, Mercy heads home to her family ranch after the recent death of her father, having been away for 20 years. It's her responsibility to decide whether to sell the ranch or not, and she gets little help from her sister and nephew. After a dead body is discovered on her land, Mercy butts heads with the sheriff, Mason Dawson.
When another body is discovered, Mercy starts her own investigation into the deaths. As she unearths buried secrets, her life -- and the lives of family members -- are put in jeopardy. (TOUCHSTONE, Jan., 305 pp., $25.00)