At A Stranger’s Mercy by Brittany Cournoyer

Title: At A Stranger’s Mercy

Series: Badge and Bullets 01

Author: Brittany Cournoyer

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (235 Pages)

Publisher: Brittany Cournoyer (March 22, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Making eye contact with a killer wasn’t exactly how Bradley Danforth had planned to start his day. As an accountant, he craved structure and routine. What he hadn’t anticipated was being part of a real-life murder mystery with him cast in the starring role.

Death and sorrow were part of Max Donohue’s job description, leaving the detective hardened after years on the job. On his latest case, he’s the one stuck protecting the only witness in a sadistic homicide.

One death becomes two… then three. And soon Max and Bradley find themselves playing a deadly game of cat and mouse. Can Max save Bradley from the clutches of a serial killer? Or will the killer finish what he started?

At a Stranger’s Mercy is the first installment of a continuing series featuring the same two characters. It’s a suspenseful murder mystery that depicts detailed crimes, strong language, and adult situations. While this series will include a romance, it’s a slow burn that develops throughout the series.

ISBN: B07PML7NMP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Bradley is unlike many men I have come across and I wasn’t too sure of him. He was an accountant that loved numbers and their mystery. He had a routine that he lived by and the one time it failed was going to be a disaster. He knew something bad was around him but could not figure it out. That is until he drove by and saw a monster’s eyes. Being a witness to a possible murder was not what he expected nor wanted. Then the monster came for him and it was up to the detective in charge to help him.

Max is a grouchy asshat who needs a personality change. Very little sleep and one nasty murder has him on edge. However when he met the only witness lets say things don’t go the way one expects. Then when Bradley is attacked it changes the game.

Three murders and not very many clues has Max looking everywhere but the surprises never stop. This story definitely could give a reader nightmares. I did not look at the blurb when I started reading this so I was a bit disappointed that there was no sign of a romance, well until the end. Also lets face it these two characters are not easy to connect with nor like. If I had to pick one I would say that I did like Bradley more than I did Max, but that would be pushing it. They are both asshats in their way. Another was when Bradley gave his secret location away to someone that might be considered a friend shows that he might have brains about numbers but not in other areas.

The murders are freaky and down right nasty. The author really put in a lot of work to make it nasty which was a plus for the story. It was definitely unique and very fresh with ideas. It was a on the edge of your seat type of story and very well written. I am not one that reads stories by authors I have never read before but was glad to have read it. I can’t say that I would read this more than once but I will wait to see what the next book has in it. I also never expected who the killer was. It was a shock. I will admit that Max was a challenge because you could see that deep down he was a good guy and truly wanted to help.

The twists and turns this book had going on were a major thrill for me. This story was a great start to a new series and I look forward to reading more.

At A Stranger’s Mercy by Brittany Cournoyer Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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At A Stranger’s Mercy

(Badge and Bullets 01)
by

Brittany Cournoyer

Making eye contact with a killer wasn’t exactly how Bradley Danforth had planned to start his day. As an accountant, he craved structure and routine. What he hadn’t anticipated was being part of a real-life murder mystery with him cast in the starring role.

Death and sorrow were part of Max Donohue’s job description, leaving the detective hardened after years on the job. On his latest case, he’s the one stuck protecting the only witness in a sadistic homicide.

One death becomes two… then three. And soon Max and Bradley find themselves playing a deadly game of cat and mouse. Can Max save Bradley from the clutches of a serial killer? Or will the killer finish what he started?

At a Stranger’s Mercy is the first installment of a continuing series featuring the same two characters. It’s a suspenseful murder mystery that depicts detailed crimes, strong language, and adult situations. While this series will include a romance, it’s a slow burn that develops throughout the series.

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Sunset Lake by John Inman ~ Audiobook

John Inman - Sunset Lake Cover AudioTitle: Sunset Lake

Author: John Inman

Genre:  Murder, Mystery, Suspense

Length: 11 Hours and 51 Minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (February 23, 2016)

Narrator: Randal Schaffer

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Reverend Brian Lucas has a secret his congregation in the Nine Mile Methodist Church knows nothing about, and he’d really like to keep it that way. But even his Earth-shattering secret takes a backseat to what else is happening in his tiny hometown.

Murders usually do that.

Brian’s “close friend”, Sam, is urging a resolution to their little problem, but Brian’s brother, Boyd, the County Sheriff, is more caught up in chasing down a homicidal maniac who is slaughtering little old ladies.

When Brian’s secret and Boyd’s mystery run into each other head on, and Boyd’s 15-year-old son, Jesse, gets involved, all hell breaks loose. Then a fourth death comes to terrify the town, and it is Brian who begins to see what is taking place in their little corner of the Corn Belt. But even for a Methodist minister, it will take more than prayer to set it right.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Review: I had taken one look at the authors name and then the title and knew I wanted to listen to it. What really clicked with me was the length, for I really wanted something to listen to at work. I hadn’t had a chance to look at what the story was about so imagine my surprise to find out that the main character was a reverend for the Methodist Church. So the whole time I was like great there will not be any romance or sex. So I decided to look at it and found out that it was a murder mystery which is not one of my favorite types at all. I like those romances that have lots of humor in them. So I was thinking to just ditch the story and forget about it. I am so glad that I did not do that because this story had so many twists and turns, not to mention some hot sex between the reverend and his boyfriend. Now that was a hoot.

Brian has been keeping a secret from everyone but the man he loves and the man’s aunt. That is what he thought anyhow but it would be on hold when the first little old lady was murdered. The sheriff who just happens to be Brian’s brother lets Brian in on some secrets about the murder. By the next time there were two and he knew something was dangerously stalking the members of his own church.

All the while trying to come to terms that he loves Sam with his whole heart. He has to help solve the murders, keep some one else’s secrets and figure out his own life. The killer is close but you will never guess who it is.

John’s lighter romance has taken a backseat to his ability to give you a darker story that has some amazing twists to it. I can say that when I found out who the killer was, I about fell out of my chair. I never saw it coming. What’s more I kept thinking about the damn story for nearly two days trying to figure out how he did it. I love how it is more than just a mystery, but the romance is an added benefit and it shows the strength that families have together.

Randal is a new narrator to me so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but he rocked it. The voices were perfect for each character and gave me an insight into each voice. Although I thought through most of it that he needed to go faster, I realized that the pace for this story was just perfect.

I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this book. I can’t wait for another story by this author and narrator.