Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Posted August 20, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway / 52 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Saving Mercy by Abbie RoadsSaving Mercy by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Truth #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 4, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal
Pages: 315
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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He's found her at last
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.

Only to lose her to a nightmare
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?




I won this book in a prize pack from Sourcebooks Casablanca, the publisher, but since it’s easier to read an ebook I got it from the library to read. While this is a romance, it is dark, dark, and dark. A serial killer is in prison and it looks like there is a copycat using the same style. The son of this serial killer, Cain, has a paranormal ability to provide information and works with the FBI.

The characters and their emotions felt authentic. The events are things which could happen. The small paranormal bits were contained enough it wasn’t too unrealistic. I liked the spectrum of good and evil with all the shades. The complexity of characters was excellent and helped to build this dark, terrifying world.

The romance seems to happen quickly as it does in dangerous situations. Having read this a few weeks ago,  the suspense and mystery were particularly memorable for me. The romance felt more in the background. Their connection makes sense with their history. They could accept the horrific facets having those things in their own past. I felt so happy they could feel that acceptance and love from each other.

The mystery of the case is very suspenseful. Throughout it is worrying whether people are going to live; it was heart-wrenching; I felt their distress. I was distressed. In the ending, we get lots of information AND a whole new mystery.

Saving Mercy, is the first in the Fatal Truth series with the next book projected for 2019.  I know this because I tweeted the author after searching a bit on her site. She was kind enough to respond quickly, and offer a signed print copy for a giveaway!  I’m interested in continuing to read even with a long wait, in the meantime I can always check out her other series.


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About Abbie Roads

Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.

6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.

7. Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall.

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Posted August 20, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway / 52 Comments

52 responses to “Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

  1. Lori Byrd

    I haven’t read any yet but have them on my wish list. I really don’t have a favorite dark romance that sticks out. I read so many books, it would be crazy to pick.

  2. Maria Dalmau

    Race The Darkness is my favorite.
    Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

  3. April Kirkland

    I’ve read and loved Race the Darkness. I can’t choose just one dark romance as a favorite. Don’t make me choose lol.

  4. Latifa Morrisette

    I love Race The Darkness and Hunt The Dawn
    Any Dark Romance by K Webster is amazing

  5. Meredith Miller

    I have not yet, but after meeting her at RT 2017, she’s on my list of authors to check out!

  6. Sandy McMahon

    I have two of her books: Race the Darkness and Hunt the Dawn which I look forward to reading them ! I’ve been following her and learning about her journey to becoming an author … ☘

  7. Candy

    I haven’t started reading Abbie Roads yet although I have a book or two of hers on my kindle. I know shame on me but life’s just been alittle crazy lately with my health,17&20 yr old and granddaughter! I don’t usually how I had more time to read when they were younger,shouldn’t it be the other way around ? I’m not sure about my favorite dark romance I tend to steer towards paranormal romance but not so much on the darker side but I’m think I may be heading into those deep waters soon!

  8. Lesley

    I really enjoyed both Saving Mercy and Race the Darkness. I hope that Abbie writes follow up stories with these characters.

  9. Patricia Blair

    I love Abbie Roads and her series are the ones I one click. I like how she writes about in a way damaged people. But are they really? I read this book and rings a friend immediately after reading to buy it.

  10. Jennifer M

    The first book I read of yours was Race the Darkness and I fell in LOVE!! I’m not normally a fan of supernatural, but your writing style is incredible! Love dark reads!

  11. Lisa Ward

    Thank you for the Chance
    I enjoy reading all types of books.
    I have not had the pleasure of reading Abbies books

  12. Anna Josey

    This book looks awesome. I’ve never read an Abbie Roads book. I haven’t read anything dark in a long time so I don’t have a fave. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Alexandra

    I read Race the Darkness 🙂
    My favorite Dark Romance is The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron

  14. Cassie

    I haven’t read any yet – but I love the way they sound! New Author to me. Some of my favorite Dark reads are by Pepper Winters

  15. The first book I read was “Race the Darknness”.It was terrific!I would love to read “Mercy”.It sounds like another terrific story!Thanks for the chance!❤☺

  16. Deborah D

    I have not read any of Abbie’s books yet. I plan on it though. I never read a dark romance before.

  17. joyce hancock

    I have not read any Abbie Roads books yet, but they sound like books that I would love to read.

  18. Julie Terry

    I have not read any of the books yet. It is hard for me to pick any favorite dark romance book, I read a lot of different books.

  19. Yes, I’ve read books by Abbie Roads before; I love her work. I love that she isn’t afraid to write about the potentially terrifying. I don’t have a single favorite dark romance book – as long as a book has a great plot, mystery, murder (or horror), and is well-written, I’m happy.

  20. Jana Leah

    I haven’t read any of Abbie’s books. I enjoy Kitty Thomas’s dark romances.

  21. Amanda S.

    Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of Abbie’s books, but I’d love to read one soon! Abbie Roads is a new author for me. 🙂

  22. Tobyann Aparisi

    Thank you, Abbie, for this opportunity, I love all types of thrillers and when there is a touch of romance well that just makes them even better. I just found this site and am glad I did, there is so much to learn about a writer and their books when you find a site like this. Again thank you

  23. Vicki Wurgler

    no I have not read any of the authors books, one of my favorite dark romance would be Reflected in You by
    Sylvia Day

  24. candy briggs

    I have not read a book by you, but I always enjoy finding a new author. Thank you for the chance.

  25. heather

    thats too hard, i have wayyyy too many loves but i do really enjoy paranormal dark romances the best

  26. Stephanie H.

    I haven’t read any of Abbie Roads’ yet, but one of her books is in my TBR pile. I hope to read her book soon.

  27. No I don’t think I’ve read any of her books. There are so many authors I can’t keep up. Her books sounds interesting and would like to try one.

  28. Pat Michinko

    Unfortunately I haven’t read any of your books yet. I grew up always reading. I read a lot of different types. I enjoy all types of romance and chick lit. I enjoy being able to laugh and relate. I’m getting into paranormal and sci fi recently. AI enjoy the adult fairy tales. I am finally able to relax and unwind. I prefer book friends to real people.
    Rather stay home and read.
    ..Andie M Long is an incredible author.
    Shortly her next book will be coming out Birthing Balls. I can’t wait to read!
    …You can send me a Goodreads fr if you want.

  29. Christina Galbraith-Popma

    I havent read any of your books yet, but I would love to.