Mercy Lake

(Murder in the City #1)

“Coffin delivers again with Mercy Lake – a tense, gritty thriller, elevated by very human characters struggling with shadows from the past. Couldn’t put it down!” – MCR Marshall, author of Delphi’s Shadow.


Meet Orson Carver. A former policeman and decorated officer of the law. A man recently released from prison after serving five years for a crime he doesn’t deny doing.

Carver’s story unfolds through a series of interviews with forensic journalist, Elin Eklund. During the interviews she becomes increasingly convinced there was something amiss with the trial that sent him to prison. The last text Carver receives from her before she disappears says only ‘I’ve found something’. 

Carver’s search for the missing journalist leads him to a murder suspect from an old case. When the suspect is murdered, the police assume the obvious. Orson Carver has killed again.

While he struggles to make sense of the investigation, he begins to understand who he really is, and that he might have another chance at life.