Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten – review.

Publication date: 19th November.


A brutal murder…

When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.

A dark history…

As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.

A terrible secret…

In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.

About the author

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog.

Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

My thoughts

Well, ‘Dead Mercy’ was truly explosive in every way! This page turning book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series had me on the edge of my seat. Every dark crime gave me insight into what was happening, but only just. Those chapters were perfectly peppered with merely enough information. I devoured those chapters. They were chilling.

As for the investigation, it was top notch. I always love the team dynamics between Maggie, Kat and Dr Maloney. Maloney’s insight is enthralling.

I’d say this book is hard hitting and contains some very current themes. I won’t go into them in my review as I know discussing them would shout, SPOILER, but the content is emotive, heartbreaking and anger inducing. I found myself feeling all those things. And, I can say that the whole investigation had such an authentic and gritty feel to it. Reading a Noelle Holten book is like really being a part of the investigation team.

Another awesome and fantastic read!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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