Mercy - Review

Mercy by Jan Coffey
Julia Klein’s life has begun to unravel—her daughter Amy has been suspended from school, Julia is about to lose her job, and her boyfriend Garrett is being transferred thousands of miles away. Overwhelmed, she and Amy leave for a weekend at a rambling old colonial inn. Julia never suspects that Garrett, desperate to find a way to keep Julia in his life, has decided to surprise her by joining them. Nor does she expect her daughter to befriend a mischievous ghost...or that she herself would be possessed by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead mother. 

As a dark secret emerges, Julia, Amy, and Garrett find themselves pitted in a fight for survival against a savage presence that intends to resurrect/repeat/relive a horrible crime committed two centuries ago. And this time, Amy and Julia will be the victims.

My Review
Julie decides a weekend getaway will be good for her and her daughter Amy. Amy has been suspended from school and is a troubled child. Two years ago she was in a wreck that killed her dad and Julie's husband. She hasn't talked since then. If dealing with all that wasn't enough Julie may be losing her job and her boyfriend Garrett is moving for his job. The weekend seems to be off to a good start Amy has an imaginary playmate and seems to be happy. What Julie doesn't realize is the inn is haunting and Amy's imaginary friend is actually a ghost named Mercy. She isn't the only ghost around either Mercy's mom Eliza is around and she has plans for Julie and Amy. It is up to Garrett to figure out the old mystery and save them.

This is a short story I really enjoyed. It has a spooky feel that sends shivers up your spine. While it is a short story it still all the great qualities a long book has. You get to know the characters, what happened to them in the past, what s going on now and you get a wonderful ending. Amy has been through so much and she still continues to go through stuff. She just doesn't fit in with others. Julie is a great mom. She has done so much to help and support Amy on her own. Her child is very important to her. Garrett I love him. He comes back to surprise the girls and helps them. My favorite thing with him is he actually talks and plays games with Amy. He doesn't treat her different or try to use her to get close to her mom. He is there and cares for her. The mystery of these ghost is a gruesome one that will haunt you. I really liked the whole story and would recommend to anyone wanting a great short haunting read.

5 out of 5 Stars

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