Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her... show more
Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy is found on her land. But nobody seems to be doing anything about it, especially not the local law enforcement. When tragedy strikes again, Mercy is ready to throw all her energy into her own investigation, and she's out for revenge. As she digs up the truth behind the shocking crimes, Mercy uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and must race to stop a killer before everything she's fought for is destroyed forever.
Publish date: January 12th 2010
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Series: A Mercy Gunderson Mystery (#1)
When Mercy Gunderson was 18 she lit out of small town South Dakota like her pants were on fire and stayed gone (for twenty years) until forced to return by her father's death and her military injury. Mercy does not like the ranching life and hasn't decided to remain until someone starts threatening ...
I fell in love with the author's writing style after reading her PI Julie Collins series and I couldn't resist trying this one to see if my rather high expectancy could possible be met again.I'm very please to say that yes it was in fact possible. I never had a dull moment and I thought the plot wa...
Gritty, emotional - which seems an odd way to describe it since Armstrong goes out of her way to make Mercy unemotional. The setting becomes its own character. The harsh land of South Dakota paints the bleak setting for this rather bleak novel.I usually despise 1st person; in fact, almost set it asi...
The narration is very affected so I may try this in print.