Thursday, September 29, 2011

CFBA Blog Tour Dangerous Mercy by Kathy Herman

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dangerous Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
Kathy Herman


Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association , and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she's added sixteen more titles to her credit, including four bestsellers: All Things Hidden, The Real Enemy, The Last Word, and The Right Call.

Kathy's husband Paul is her manager and most ardent supporter, and the former manager of the LifeWay Christian Store in Tyler, Texas. They have three grown children, five almost-perfect grandchildren, a cat named Samantha. They enjoy cruising, deep sea fishing, and birdwatching—sometimes incorporating these hobbies into one big adventure.


Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. —Matthew 5:7

When eighty-five-year-old Adele Woodmore moves to Les Barbes to be near the Broussards—and her namesake, their daughter—she wants nothing more than a comfortable, quiet life. Employing men from Father Vince’s halfway house for the homeless to do odd jobs and landscaping, she delights in the casual conversation she has with them, the fledgling friendships, and the idea that she is helping them get back on their feet.

A series of murders in Les Barbes has cast a pall over the town and, in fact, one of Adele’s handymen becomes a person of interest to the police. But Adele cares for these young men, she knows them, and continues to show them kindness in spite of her friends’ concern. And then one day a murderer walks through Adele’s defenses, sits down at her kitchen table...and they begin to talk...

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dangerous Mercy, go HERE.

MY REVIEW-I don't know if I have ever read a full book by Kathy Herman. But I will be going back to read some of hers! This one is an excellent novel full of mystery and suspense. Just be ready as there are a ton of characters and I did have a little bit of trouble trying to figure out who was who at first, probably because I have not read the first book in the series. My favorite character was probably Adele. She is such a sweetheart!! So trusting and kind. Zoe is sweet and I am guessing the first book is about her and her family. Grace is really sweet too:) I had pretty much figured out who the killer was but I wasn't sure. Even though I had figured out who it was, I read the whole book. Very intriguing read!!

I found the whole idea of dangerous mercy interesting. This killer thinks they are doing good by killing a person who has done nothing but bad to others. And the attitude is kindness towards others and they think they are doing right. This made for a very neat plot. Excellent book, Kathy!!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.


Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for posting this - looks like my kind of book

mamabunny13 said...

This does sound like a good book, I'll be sure to read the first book because I have trouble keeping characters straight when there are a lot of them. Thanks for sharing.

Josiah said...

Sounds interesting,I love reading mystery and suspense type novel.
josiahsreviews (at) yahoo (dot) com

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