Tragic Mercy

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19th Century,1940s & '50s,1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

E. A. Owen

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When Mary Walker's parents are killed in a tragic car accident, her perfect world comes crashing down around her. Just when life finally seems to turnaround, misfortune visits her again. Moving far away may be the answer, but breaking news of a serial killer turns her entire world upside-down.



Short Summary

Chapter One: Family Memories; before the tragic car accident of two parents with four small children... As I walk the endless streets among happy families smiling and laughing together, as if there is no care in this world, my tears fall like rain. Life used to be simple. I used to be happy.

At the end, the serial killer is revealed. The main character has a mental breakdown, and does the unthinkable.


Massachusetts, South Dakota, Kentucky, Virginia

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Incest,Sexual Abuse,Substance Abuse,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Mary Walker

Age: 12-80

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic,Empathetic,Modest,Gracious,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Trevor Williams

Age: 15-45

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Engaging,Faithful,Insecure,Masculine,Selfless,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Isabella Williams

Age: 5-25

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Insecure,Secretive

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

I am presenting you with my novel, Tragic Mercy, by E. A. Owen. This book has it all, emotions all over the place, a deep connection with the characters, suspense, murders, and best of all, a psychological thriller. This page-turner is from up-and-coming new author E. A. Owen. It’s simple, I love to read, and I love to write. I am a sucker for a great thriller with twists and shocking endings. I love writing books that I enjoy reading, which makes my novels highly enthralling and captivating—exactly how my readers love them. Tragic Mercy is actually two of my novels combined into one book, A Curse of Torment, and Suffocating Secrets: Tragic Mercy Series. I have decided to combine both books and call it, Tragic Mercy, and breaking the story into three parts. I'm currently writing the third book in series. This novel is intriguing and mysterious, dark and devious. You will become addicted to the tangled story-line that will unravel right before your eyes, page after page, chapter after chapter, secret after secret. Check out more information on my author website:

About The Author

I am the oldest of seven children, and I love a good scare. In fact, as early as age five I would tell scary stories to my little sisters and loved to hide and jump out at them. Is it any wonder my favorite time of year is Halloween? My debut suspense thriller, A Curse of Torment, tells the story of a family bound by a curse of endless tragedies. My second book, Suffocating Secrets, is the second book in the series: Tragic Mercy. It is the continuing tale of the family who's lives are now threatened by a serial killer. The inspiration for my first novel was driven by the horrific adversity experienced by a close friend, to whom I dedicated my book. However, my second novel is a reflection of my personal fascination with unsolved mysteries and the way serial killer mind's function. As a truly compassionate and caring person, it's literally a perplexing puzzle how someone can turn into such a monster, and not only hurt but kill a person. Overcoming life’s challenges and struggles has shaped my character. I was raised on the East Coast and have moved around the United States twenty-six times, finally settling in the place that stole my heart – the Midwest. I am raising my two beloved children in the small town of Astoria, South Dakota. In addition to writing, I am passionate about reading, cooking, and traveling.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2018-2019

Hard Copy Available



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