Merciless IV: Last Rites, The

Danielle Vega
The fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series The Merciless combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case.The ropes tighten on Berkley Hubbard's wrists. Blood drips down her fingers and lands with a smack on the cold floor of the church basement. She's trapped, bound, and petrified by fear. A knife punctures her fragile skin as Berkley's captors search for the mark of the devil on her body. They say they want to save her--drive the devil away and cleanse her soul--but will she make it out alive?When Berkley arrived in Italy a week ago, the last thing she expected was that she'd end up fighting for her life. After spending six months at the Institute, confined to a room with the dangerous-yet-alluring Sofia Flores, Berkley was certain that a vacation in Italy with her two best friends would be the perfect getaway. But Berkley is hiding a terrible secret, one that threatens to undo everything. As she's forced to face her wicked past, she learns that the devil is always watching, and no one is coming to save her.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

 

I’m so glad I got to visit the horrifying land of The Merciless for one last time! 
I loved every bit of this book! I found the characters really likable and I was definitely trying to figure out who Sofie was disguised to be. It was nice to have that part of the book always keep me guessing. The horror and gore is spot on and makes for a thrilling roller coaster of a ride book. I liked how Vega wrapped things up in the last few chapters and the epilogue was a nice touch!

My only complaint would have to be the pace. I deducted a half star for this reason because the beginning was slow at times and the pace would slow up and speed down. We would get going and everything was fast and happening and then all of the sudden we would get a before chapter. I was like no please keep the action and gore going!

Personally, I still think The Merciless is the best book out of the series. If I would have to rate the series it would be (from best to worse) 1, 4, 3, and 2. I’m just so glad I picked up The Merciless a few years back because it has become one of my favorite series. I’m sad that this series is indeed over, but I can’t wait to see what Danielle Vega has next!
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