Finding Mercy; The Next Generation #3 (Series)
by Riley Edwards (Author)
This review is from: February 9, 2019 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
I love reading Riley Edwards. Her characters are rich, full of depth and keep me engaged until the very last page. Mercy and Jason were no exception. I was hooked from the very first page. The Very First Page!!
Jason was a haunted man, losing his wife to cancer, but it wasn’t so much his wife that haunted his past, but his own guilt, shame and inequities. Riley dotes out Jason’s past which keeps you riveted – why is this man carrying so much weight around? GAH!
The story was perfectly crafted and Riley delivered it with excellent timing.
Mercy is also an enigma. Coming off strong, charismatic and so full of life, but just when you think you’ve got her figured out – Bam! She has so many layers.
Both Mercy and Jason work for the DEA, but have never worked together. A case pulls them by each other’s side which creates a spark which is hot (okay, really hot) and also begins the core emotional part of the story! The case also involves a serious drug problem where they have to infiltrate a high school to catch the center of the drug ring.
This sounds a little 21 Jumpstreet, right?
Well, not quite. Let me state, I worked for a school district for a number of years and unfortunately drugs are a serious problem. The common misconception is that it stems from low income, high crime areas. Riley did her homework (pun intended) because the drugs that she writes about do stem from higher affluent, wealthier income schools. It is a real problem and unfortunately it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. I applaud Riley for writing about a real problem. It’s not always easy to do, but it fits nicely in the plot line.
The push and pull of Mercy and Jason is life. We all have our trials and tribulations, filled with family and you’d think when reading you’d want to escape it, but somehow Riley makes me crave it. My TBR pile was growing by the minute as I got to know all the members of the next generation. I’m so looking forward to it!