Adele Woodmore has sold her estate and moved to Les Barbes, in order to be close to Zoe, Pierce, and little Grace. She befriends two men from a local halfway house after she hires them to do odd jobs, hoping to help them get back on their feet.
But when three wealthy CEOs are drowned in the bathtub and their safes robbed, everyone in town is on edge. Adele’s friends insist she should just stay away from the men at the halfway house. She doesn’t. Eventually, her housekeeper quits, telling Adele that her association with those men is dangerous mercy, and that she can’t be a part of it.
Adele is smart enough to do her homework. She hires a PI to find out whether there’s anything in either man’s background she should worry about. Neither has a record. And nothing in the report gives her pause except the inordinate number of tragedies both men have endured.
So what is there to worry about?
Story is based on Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” It’s gripping. It’s intriguing. And begs to be discussed.