Merry watches, her presence cloaked by the shroud of nightfall. Nothing moves except her eyes which focus on her target. No remorse. No regret. No second guessing the decision to end the lives of the monsters who turned her into a killer.
The peddlers of death from potent chemicals are found guilty. Punishment for their crimes--death. Appeals denied. Sentencing to commence immediately. The leeches who sucked out the life of addicts with each snort, puff, swallow, and injection will now pay the ultimate price.
The idyllic world of Merry Marie Hall, once the loving wife of Harold and mother to their only child, Joshua, is over. Extinguished when Joshua overdosed and Harold died of a heart attack at the funeral. Now Merry hunts down the guilty parties, and one by one, carries out her internal court's orders.
Court is now in session.
*This book was inspired by one mother’s journey. A trip down the dark path paved by the demon that came looking for her son—and found him. Her boy’s life turned from the pursuit of a football scholarship to the relentless need for heroin. His life was stolen by the demon. What’s a mother to do? What can a mother do? This fictional mother did what so many only dare to consider behind closed eyes, in their nightmares, and in their dark fantasies.*
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About the Author
Ashley Fontainne, an award-winning and internationally bestselling author, is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Her favorite reads are stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters lurking within. Her short thriller, Number Seventy-Five, won the bronze medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards and is in production for a feature film. Her paranormal thriller, The Lie, won the gold medal for fiction/suspense at the 2013 Illumination Book Awards and is also in production for a feature film entitled Foreseen. Her other books include Growl, Empty Shell, Whispered Pain, and Blood Ties: The Bonds Are Permanent, coauthored with her mother, Lillian Hansen
Rebecca Roberts found her way to professional audiobook narration later in life. It was after a career in finance that she became inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. Roberts has narrated and produced over seventy audiobooks for indie authors and major publishing houses. She is a native Floridian, proud mother of three, and wife to the man of her dreams.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Non stop action and an ending that will blow your mind. Night Court by Ashley Fontainne is a psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, unable to quit reading. My knuckles were white, I held by breath. I love vigilante characters and I am behind her 100%, right from the opening pages. Judge, Jury, Executioner An irresistible tagline that sucked me in. I had to know…Who? What? WHY? I’m at 90% and I can only see this ending one way. Will I be right? Night Court is a masterpiece and Ashley Fontainne’s writing is so good, I’m caught so off guard with how far she went. I am so engrossed in Merry’s life now, that I am not ready for the end, but here goes. Oh no, enough already. Ashley Fontainne has to snatch my feet right out from under me, leaving me stunned, silenced, my jaw dropping to my chest. The gut wrenching ending leaves me smiling through my teary eyes. Night Court by Ashley Fontainne delves into the human psyche, not allowing the monsters to stay hidden. The twists and turns are amazing and surprising, so don’t think you know where this will end. If you want to cry for a character, scream at a character, beat a character to a pulp and then beat him again, this is a story for you. My emotion roiled, boiled, screamed and raged to be let loose. CAUTION: May make you want to throw your ereader! To see my full review stop by http://www.fundinmental.com
I’ve read one other book by Ashley Fontainne and loved it so I was excited to read Night Court. If you are looking for unending suspense and thrills that keep on coming, you need to read this book. A quick recap for ya. Merry lost her son and her husband. Her son died of a drug overdose and her husband had a heart attack at his funeral. With nothing left to lose, Merry turns to vigilante justice. Taking up weapons to eliminate the drug dealers responsible. And Merry has a few advantages. With her brother being a cop and working for a judge, she has access to vital inside info about the drug dealers. The first kill goes off without a hitch. In fact, something she did spur of the moment completely covered her tracks. Or did it? I felt so bad for Merry. Her family gone and not much to live for. When my son was young I often wondered what I’d do if someone harmed him. I sometimes thought I’d go the route of Merry. Why should scum live and breathe while my son is gone. That this often happens in real life made this even more intense for me. People commit crimes over and over, yet are released from jail to do harm again. There’s this one scene with a dog that I loved. You know that saying, “Every dog has his day!” Gotta cheer for Percy. I thought I knew where the story was going. Then, the author threw a kidney punch that knocked be back on my heels. Never saw it coming. Or the next thing. Or the next. So many shockers I was reeling. And the ending. Man, it was wicked. I wish I could tell you, it was that great. There was something I wanted so bad not to happen, but once I finished the book, I knew it was the perfect ending. I’d tag this is a suspense/thriller. A must read that I can’t recommend enough. I received this book for my honest review.
"Night Court," by award-winning author Ashley Fontainne, is one of her darkest novels yet. Set in the dark streets of the night amidst today's pervasive drug culture, Ashley pens a tale that is part non-stop suspense and part heart-wrenching family drama. I was absolutely blown away by this book as once again, Ms. Fontainne managed to amaze me at the devious twists and turns this tale took. However, behind all the thrills and surprises, you also get a glimpse into the sorrow and anguish that many face today that are victims of the addictions and demons of our times. Ashley Fontainne has a unique way of telling a story that manages to astound me every time I read one of her books. I think I know where's she's going with the plot and then, every time, she manages, through her evil genius, to astonish and confound me. Her characters are never black and white, but in that shaded area of grey where you think you're going to like or dislike a certain character, but then manage to totally change your mind by the end of the book. This book did it to me again and I ended it with tears in my eyes. I hesitate to say that each book I read by Ashley just keeps getting better and better because that would be to insinuate that her first books weren't as good, and that's not the case at all. Each one does keep getting better and better, but she started at a point of excellence to begin with, so if you're not reading her books by now, you have absolutely no idea what you're missing.