Saturday, April 19, 2008

Angel of Mercy by Toni Andrews


Angel of Mercy
Mercy Hollings, Book 2
Toni Andrews
Mira
May 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-7783-2547-5

Mercy Hollings is a hypnotherapist with a gift she calls ‘pressing’. When she gives a client a suggestion, they obey without argument. She’s careful to keep the persuasion light because she’s learned first hand how deadly her skills can be when someone is pressed too hard.

When a client arrives who has clearly been abused by her husband, Mercy knows that the woman needs more help and protection than she can provide. Making arrangements for the ill-treated Tiffany brings Mercy into contact with Rose Jackson, the woman who runs Haven House. The facility does their best to help those they can, and Mercy finds herself brought in on a case where a mother and daughter, Anna and Grace, have been abused so badly that Rose can’t begin to uncover all that’s happened.

With her friend Sukey’s help, Mercy is looking into her past to find answers to the questions that have plagued her throughout most of her life. Her boyfriend Sam has been patient in waiting for her to trust him enough to share her secrets, but she’s recently discovered that he has some secrets of his own. In an effort to use her gift to help, Mercy’s control begins to slip, and soon the lives of those around her could be at risk.

In the second installment of the Mercy Hollings series, Mercy takes a step closer to discovering her past, keeps her boyfriend at arms length and uses her gift more than ever. There are some heart-wrenching discussions on abuse, and as disturbing as that may be to some readers it plays an understandable role in the storyline with Mercy’s profession. Ms. Andrews pens a unique paranormal tale with mysterious pasts, romance and suspense that’s bound to capture the reader’s attention. Angel of Mercy references incidents from the first book in the series, Beg for Mercy, and to really understand the extent of Mercy’s power it’s best if they’re read in order.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

6 comments:

Toni Lea Andrews said...

Thanks for the review! I hope some of your readers will be in Southern California for my book launch and tour, starting May 1st!

Kimberly Swan said...

My pleasure. :) I just checked your site and see that you made it nice and easy so they can check on your calendar to see when you'll be in the area. http://www.toniandrews.com/
Congrats on book 2! :)

Amberkatze said...

I haven't read the first one yet!!! Need to catch up ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Tough to keep up on all of them. lol

Anonymous said...

will there be a third one? the second one left allot of questions un-answerd.

Kimberly Swan said...

Ms. Andrew's website shows Cry Mercy as a June 2009 release. :)