Pray for Mercy by D.K. Hood / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DKHood_Author


Detectives Kane and Alton #14

Her heart races as a noise from downstairs wakes her. She checks every room in her small home, but it’s not until she returns to the safety of her bedroom does she see movement. She’s not alone. And nobody can help her now…Writing scrawled on the wall of Sheriff Jenna Alton’s office overnight leads her and her deputy David Kane to a secluded house on the outskirts of town. Inside, Jenna is devastated to find a much-loved local resident lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds covering her lifeless body. What monster would attack a defenseless woman living alone?With no trace of the killer at the scene, the deadly message written on Jenna’s door is her only clue. But as the small town grieves, it leads her to a contractor who recently had access to the woman’s home. She races to interview him, only to discover the wreck of a car on a steep mountain road with another dead woman inside.Jenna knows the victims were friends and regularly went to church together. She thinks a twisted killer has been watching them, waiting for the perfect time to strike. But before she can make her next move, one of her own team is found unconscious and covered in the blood of a third female victim—a knife inches away from his hand.Pulse racing, Jenna questions her shaken deputy, who can’t explain why he was in the woman’s house. Could he really be a killer, or is someone playing an evil game? The clock ticks to uncover a dark secret that connects all three victims, but can she work it out before another innocent life is taken?




One of the posts I love to read the most on Social Media is the announcing of a new book by this author. It pleases me immensely and I know I will be in for a treat. Her Alton and Kane series simply is to die for. If I could I would read one of her books every day.

Why are they so great? The story is always amazing. I called her more than once my queen of suspense because of the creepy bits in the books that make me look behind me too. I love every person on her team and of course the  two FBI agents have found a spot in my heart also. An author who adds not one but two dogs as main characters ticks an important box for me as well. Me, as a total dog addict can only applaud this and it warms my heart. I can feel the love their bosses have for them and vice versa and I can relate to that.

This time too Jenna, David and Shane can use the expertise of Jo, Carter and Bobby to deal with this frenzied and very clever killer. And I could have eaten Duke. He is so adorable and devoted.

Only praise from me for this author and her excellent books. 5 stars for the umpteenth time and well deserved too. 😊

Thank you, D.K. Hood and Bookouture


About the author

D.K Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon Bestselling Author of The Kane and Alton Series. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Australian Crime Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime Australia.

D.K. lives very quietly with her husband enjoys her beautiful garden filled with birds and water dragons. The dogs and cats in her stories are reminiscent of her wonderful companions.


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