BEG FOR MERCY written by Jami Alden
06/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
What will you see when you stop having blind faith – love or deception?
Megan Flynn knew Sean, her ex-Army Ranger brother did not kill that woman even though the State of Washington was ready to put him to death for it. She has never stopped looking for answers and going over every detail available and still she finds that will alter her opinion that he was framed.
Sean has given up but Megan moves on with her search and fate finds her face-to-face with the man she thought she loved Cole Williams. The problem with that man turned out to be a relationship breaker when Cole was the officer that arrested him and never changed his mind about what happened. However, a new set of serial murders that have too many similarities to Sean’s case have alarms going off in everyone’s head even Cole’s. Cole is still not sure he believes Sean is innocent but once he starts to question himself he cannot walk away from Megan or the case. He lets his feelings for Megan compromise his duty as a by the book police officer and they both find themselves searching for answers without any support except each other.
Megan is able to stumble upon some overlooked pieces of evidence and soon discovers that the serial killer not only knows Megan he sees her as his salvation. Megan chases through doors that lead nowhere and avenues that keep closing off but with Cole running alongside her things move faster but are they moving in the right direction or could they still be chasing ghosts?
With time running out, the serial killer getting close and Megan unable to hold back her true feelings from Cole any longer what started as a small fire too soon becomes an eternal flame. Megan has to trust Cole but can she let herself completely forget the past and run into the arms of her future?
What an amazing plot Ms. Alden has written here, not only unique but to close to reality. You are drawn to the story, intoxicated by the clues and rooting for Cole and Megan. I am a person who reads the last chapter first but not this time because I wanted to be surprised and shocked is a better word to use this time which makes for a scream when you read it discovery.