Blog Tour Review by Ellen: Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten

Hi all!

Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for Dead Mercy and I’ll be sharing her review with you all a little further down.

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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A brutal murder…

When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.

A dark history…

As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.

A terrible secret…

In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.

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Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten

Ellen’s Review:

Dead Mercy is book Five in the DC Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten. You could read it as a standalone but I always recommend reading from the beginning so that you get to know the characters and their backgrounds. This will also give you an understanding of why they might react to the situations they find themselves in.

This book deals with quite an emotive subject and my feelings towards the killer were torn, part of me was “Yay! Go wreak revenge! Make them pay!” and the other was “Oh actually, what you did there was quite terrible and you should be held to account!”.

The serial killer has a very specific and brutal way of torturing then dispatching their victims and it’s up to Maggie and her team to find the link between them and try to stop the killer before their revenge list is all ticked off.

It was great to see the return of Dr Kate Moloney after her taking time away from her work after the events of book three (Dead Perfect). She always brings a calmness to the proceedings and often has an insight that Maggie has missed.

Dead Mercy is probably the darkest in the series, dealing with historic abuse and negligence from all the agencies involved, be prepared to be chilled and horrified and outraged!

All in all another fantastic addition to the series.

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