Finally a satisfactory conclusion to the Robert/Beth/Ian conflict which started the series three books ago. This was a secondary storyline but much needed to close out the series.
The primary storyline was serial killer related and involved new Mercy Street agent Sam Delvecchio and FBI agent Fiona Summers. The killer was re-enacting the seven biblical acts of mercy: feed the hungry, bury the dead, visit the sick, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, feed the homeless, visit the imprisoned. And so the murders begin...The clincher is that all the deaths somehow connect to Sam. This is a really great who-dun-it that keeps you guessing until the end.
The romance between Sam and Fiona is subtle but enough to put this book under the romance category.
Excellent addition to the Mercy Street series; a page-turner for sure. Some really good twists and I like that they continued the secondary story of Robert's search for his family. Definitely read Mercy Street (book 1) first, as it will give you a complete background of the main characters as well as the Mercy Street Foundation. Yes, this book 3 will stand on its own, but it will enrich the reading experience to read book 1 first.
Don't know if the other ISBN's of this book have the epilogue at the end; this one does. There's a short blurb from the author at the end addressed to "Dear Walmart Reader" explaining why she wrote it, and then she includes the 10-page epilogue.
Great book, I loved all the books in the series but I think this one was the best. So glad that she will be continue the stories with these characters.
After sam joins the Mercy Street foundation to find a killer he soon learns that everything points to someone out to get him and every murder has a clue that leads him back to his home town.