Our bookseller says…
“The best horror books, in my opinion, should elicit some kind of physical response. Teeth chattering, eyes widened, feet tapping, that kind of thing. I was genuinely nauseous for over half of The Merciless. Set in a small, religious town, the Mean Girls-esque main characters decide to perform an exorcism on local loner Brooklyn. The sins Brooklyn, and each girl in the popular squad, must repent for are bloody and catty and so juicy I wish I had been eating popcorn while I read. The Merciless is the perfect mix of Gossip Girl’s ‘rich people doing horrible things to each other’ and the Exorcist’s ‘pray away the demons.’ Fair warning: The Merciless is not for the faint of heart. There are extremely detailed torture scenes throughout much of the book. Should you choose to read: sit back, grab your favorite rosary, and get comfy- you’re in for a wild ride.
TW: Torture, gore”
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls…unless she wants to be next.
By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?