Dangerous Mercy, Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series #2
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Adele is smart enough to do her homework. She hires a PI to find out whether there's anything in either man's background she should worry about. Neither has a record. And nothing in the report gives her pause except the inordinate number of tragedies both men have endured.So what is there to worry about?
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Secrets of Roux River Bayou
False Pretenses, Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series #1Kathy HermanDavid C. Cook / 2011 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
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Jane SquiresWasola, MoAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Murder, Mystery, history and mercy plus moreJuly 21, 2013Jane SquiresWasola, MoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is one of the best books I have read. It keeps you turning the pages. I read half of it on the first night.
Underground slave tunnels, murders, mercy, and more. It takes you a long way through the book before you even speculate who the Bathtub Killer is.
A peaceful town turned upside down by 5 murders. Sheriff trying to fit together the pieces of the puzzle. He finally has to call in FBI profiler.
Adele is so trusting and full of mercy. Her faith in God is put to the test.
I fund it helpful to read through the Cajun French glossary before starting. Then I did not have to refer back to it.
The Author writes in her note at end "Mercy is for the needy - not the worthy." We all are in need of mercy.
I highly recommend!
Robin WallaceFloridaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good MysteryJuly 19, 2013Robin WallaceFloridaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Dangerous Mercy
Book Summary: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. --Matthew 5:7 When eighty-five-year-old Adele Woodmore moves to Les Barbes to be near the Broussards--and her namesake, their daughter--she wants nothing more than a comfortable, quiet life. Employing men from Father Vince's halfway house for the homeless to do odd jobs and landscaping, she delights in the casual conversation she has with them, the fledgling friendships, and the idea that she is helping them get back on their feet. A series of murders in Les Barbes has cast a pall over the town and, in fact, one of Adele's handymen becomes a person of interest to the police. But Adele cares for these young men, she "knows" them, and continues to show them kindness in spite of her friends' concern. And then one day a murderer walks through Adele's defenses, sits down at her kitchen table ... and they begin to talk ...
Review: There are many good qualities in this book. They mystery was ongoing and not surprising overall with the resolution. I enjoyed reading about all the previous characters. That made so much of it worthwhile. I did find it slower to get into. Once it took off it was a quick read and I wanted to know how it was going to be resolved and that Adele was going to be OK. I thought the wrestling match Adele had with herself and others about forming relationships with the men from Haven House. That was a great part of the book and something very real when you are doing ministry. The only thing that was sad and true about ministry is that doing ministry alone is unfortunate because many times the people of God forget that we are to be partners in ministry privately and corporately. Overall it was a good read and was very realistic. The ending was remarkable and worth the wait.
I would like to thank Net Galley and David C. Cook for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
i blog 4 books4 Stars Out Of 5Intense Psychological ThrillerAugust 30, 2012i blog 4 booksDangerous Mercy was just as good as I hoped it would be after reading the first book in the series. Adele was such a wonderful character. The author really wrote her feelings and emotions in such a way that you felt like she could be someone you knew in real life. Her compassion and graciousness really endeared her to meâ€”although they got her in a ton of trouble! It was also a welcome change to read about an older main character. Of course, it was wonderful to reconnect with the Broussards and other characters from the first book and see where they were three years after False Pretenses. Don't get me wrong, though. This isn't just a sweet little book about friends and relationships. This is an intense psychological thriller. The suspense was well-written and fast-paced, and I was truly shocked to discover who was behind the crimes. I can't wait to read the final book in this trilogy! [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from David C. Cook in exchange for my fair and honest review.
cindygreensboro ncAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 6, 2012cindygreensboro ncAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5a great page turner i hated when i finished reading it
Army MomAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 1, 2012Army MomAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is the second book in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou series. I have to honest, it took me half way through the book before I warmed up to Adele who the story revolved around. I thought that the two opinions about trust between Adele and Isabelle was well done and thought provoking. Both were Christians, but one was cautious where the other jumped in with both feet trusting God. I thought it was great that both sides were represented. This book would be a good summer read.