The Absence Of Mercy: A Novel by John BurleyThe Absence Of Mercy: A Novel by John Burley

The Absence Of Mercy: A Novel

byJohn Burley

Paperback | November 19, 2013

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John Burley’s The Absence of Mercy is a harrowing tale of suspense involving a brutal murder and dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit Midwestern town.

When a brutally murdered teenager is discovered in the woods surrounding a small Ohio town, Dr. Ben Stevenson—the town’s medical examiner—must decide if he’s willing to put his family’s life in danger to uncover the truth. Finding himself pulled deeper into an investigation with devastating consequences, he discovers shocking information that will shatter his quiet community, and force him to confront a haunting truth.

With its eerie portrait of suburban life and nerve-fraying plot twists, The Absence of Mercy is domestic drama at its best for fans of Harlan Coben, Laura Lippman, Jennifer McMahon, and Lisa Gardner.

John Burley is the award-winning author ofThe Absence of Mercy, which won the National Black Ribbon Award recognizing a new voice in suspense writing. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He con...
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Title:The Absence Of Mercy: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062227378

ISBN - 13:9780062227379

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“Riveting, disturbing and complex, John Burley’s The Absence of Mercy is impossible to put down. The suspense starts early and is unrelenting until the very end.”