Sunday, May 1, 2016

#MMBBR #Review Echoes of Mercy: A Lowcountry Novel by Kim Boykin @AuthorKimBoykin

How can you make up for something that you did as a kid that was both so stupid and so terrible, forty years later it still follows you like a pack of lost dogs? For Billie Warren, it means piling up more and more responsibilities, doing good for the community as the police chief of her Lowcountry hometown. Trying to be the best mother of a teen mom, and daughter to her mom with Alzheimer's, that she can be.
But Billie's fragile life is thrown into turmoil when the target of her biggest regret, Crazy Sadie, shows up claiming to have witnessed the only murder in the town's history. Sadie Byrd accuses the nearly dead and sainted Judge Norris of savagely beating his own little girl to death forty years ago. Could Miss Sadie be right? As Billie uncovers the terrible truth of stolen babies and bone-chilling corruption, she will have to risk everything when powerful people are prepared to do anything to keep buried.

Kim BoykinKim Boykin is an author with a sassy Southern streak. She is the author of ECHOES OF MERCY, A PEACH OF A PAIR (8/4/15), PALMETTO MOON and THE WISDOM OF HAIR, all women's fiction novels from Berkley Books/Penguin. Her contemporary romance Kindle novellas from the Tule Publishing Group include SWEET HOME CAROLINA, CAUGHT UP IN YOU, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, FLIRTING WITH FOREVER, SHE'S THE ONE and STEAL ME, COWBOY.

PALMETTO MOON and THE WISDOM OF HAIR have both been OKRA Picks from the Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance.

While her heart is always in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte and has a heart for hairstylist, librarians, and book junkies like herself.

Echos of Mercy is quite the intriguing read.  There are characters that create an original and interesting set of circumstances with story-line that keeps you buzzing through the pages.  There is a perfect blend of mystery and thrill that caused me to become very engrossed in the book.  A great read for any book club because there is a lot that can be discussed!  4.5 stars

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