I first discovered Lori Armstrong through a local author’s display when we lived in South Dakota. She is a Shamus Award winning author of mysteries and her novels feature tough, no nonsense women who are strong yet have an underlying vulnerability that is appealing. Set in South Dakota, her novels perfectly capture life on the prairie.
If you’re a fan of mysteries featuring women sleuths, then I highly encourage you to pick up Ms. Armstrong’s novels.
Title: No Mercy by Lori Armstrong
Mercy Gunderson Book 1
Publisher: Pocket Books
Length: 416 pages
Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the Army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn’t much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch. Trying to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew and feeling guilty that she didn’t make it home soon enough to see her father one last time; Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of a Native American boy is found on her land. But nobody seems to be doing anything about it, especially not the local law enforcement.
When tragedy strikes again, Mercy is ready to throw all her energy into her own investigation, and she’s out for revenge. As she digs up the truth behind the shocking crimes, Mercy uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and must race to stop a killer before everything she’s fought for is destroyed forever.
For more information about Lori Armstrong, please visit her website.