Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder & Stoughton
Lisa Jackson returns to Savannah, Georgia - scene of her early paperback novels The Morning After and The Night Before and her series detective: police officer Pierce Reed and journalist Nikki Gillette.
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution said that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover.
Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications - Nikki's favourite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumours swirl that he was one of her many lovers.
Nikki's fiance, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation.
'One of the best at romantic suspense.' Harlan Coben.
Lisa Jackson shows yet again why she is one of the best at romantic suspense. A pure nail biter. - Harlan Coben on YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
Shiveringly good suspense! Lisa Jackson ratchets up the tension as one woman's desperate search for her missing son takes her to the very brink of losing her husband, her sanity, her very self. - Lisa Gardner on YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
WITHOUT MERCY blends murder mystery with romance and religious conspiracy and should appeal to fans of all three. - West Australian on WITHOUT MERCY
A fast-paced and surprisingly complex story . . . The depiction of the protagonist . . . reaches an unusual depth, and the crisp, skillful language infuse every sentence with suspense . . . will keep readers riveted. - Publisher's Weekly on WITHOUT MERCY
A fast moving thriller with plenty of twists and turns, and an easy flowing style that readily catches the reader up in its thrall. - Canberra Times on MALICE
LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Ready to Die, Afraid to Die, You Don't Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice and Shiver. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and a rambunctious pug in the Pacific Northwest.
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