ARC Review: Merciless by Lori Armstrong

Posted January 18, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Merciless by Lori Armstrong
by Lori Armstrong

5 Stars


Released: January 8, 2013
Series: A Mercy Gunderson Mystery #3
Published by Touchstone
Pages: 328
Format: ARC

“MERCILESS was heart pounding from beginning to end!” ~Under the Covers

Wow!  I am in awe of the complex story MERCILESS ended up being.  I truly enjoyed every moment of it.  This book took me on a wild ride that at times I didn’t know if would come out on a happy note.

Mercy is now working for the FBI and her first real case is a brutally murdered teenager.  While trying to uncover who the killer is and working with the native cops, she will also have to learn to keep her relationship to Dawson separate from her new job as an FBI agent.

And can I just say that Mercy is one smart chick!  If the FBI didn’t have her on this case they would’ve never found out what happened and stopped a crazy.  Because when it came to who the killer was, let me just say that I did not see that coming.  Crazy is the right word, that’s for sure.  But amazing job, Ms. Armstrong for writing so well that it kept me guessing the whole time.  And when it came down to a final showdown, there was no shying away from an epic battle.

This is by far my favorite Mercy Gunderson book to date because of the many layers this story had.  There was Mercy, Dawson’s girlfriend; Mercy, Lex’s stepmom; Mercy, the FBI agent; Mercy, the sister; Mercy, the native; Mercy, the ex military.  I could go on.  And as seeing every aspect of Mercy’s life, I felt more connected to her.

I was excited with her at discovering clues and putting pieces of the puzzle together.  I got freaked out with some of her discoveries.  Some just made my skin crawl.  And with so much happening in her personal life as well, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two for her.

MERCILESS was heart pounding from beginning to end!  A nail biting, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat read.  If you haven’t read Mercy yet, you should rectify that.  Ohhh and Dawson…yep, I’m crushing on him big time.  Can’t wait for the next one, hope the wait is not long this time.

*ARC provided by publisher

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trish dechant

I still need to start this series. If you give it 5 feathers, then its a goodie to treasure!
Great review, Francesca!

Maria D.
Maria D.

I’m behind reading this series but I’m determined to catch up!


This series is awesome. Anyone reading will not be disappointed.

Thanks for the review.

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Francesca the book sounds good.


Thanks for the great review Francesca!