The Mercy of the Night

The Mercy of the Night

by David Corbett


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Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he’s taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her—despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family.

Jacqi has been to hell and back. Abducted by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its very public aftermath. Her life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she witnesses the murder of a man it seems everyone wanted dead. But no one, not even the police, wants to hear her version of what actually happened.

Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long?

David Corbett, award-winning author of four previous novels, has written his most personal and powerful work to date, a story of haunting suspense with characters you will never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477849446
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Corbett is the author of four previous novels: The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar), and Do They Know I’m Running? In January 2013 he published a comprehensive textbook on the craft of characterization, The Art of Character. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, with pieces twice selected for the book series Best American Mystery Stories. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, MovieMaker, Bright Lights, Writer’s Digest, and numerous other venues. For more, visit

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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review Victor Cope kidnapped two little girls. Mariana was never found and Jacqi was able to escape. She had eaten very little and had been naked and shackled. I read about half of this book, but it just dragged on and didn't keep my interest.