Did you know that Mercy Road and Leviathan take place in the same universe? In fact, both books are two sides of the same crime, taking place years apart..The character of Grace Hawkins is featured or mentioned in both books—in the former as a young woman rescued in 1997 by Harper’s family; then in the latter, as Ramona investigates the same child abduction ring six years after her 1989 disappearance. (Grace is mentioned as their earliest victim, but does not reappear until later in the Book of Death). .When I completed the Olivia & Hale series that is begun by Mercy Road, most of the questions were answered except one—who abducted Grace to begin with? This led to the idea of a spinoff which would become BoD’s beginning point. And the rest, as they say, is history..Both series—the anthological Olivia & Hale series (4 books) and Book of Death spinoff (also 4 books)—are #freewithkindleunlimited, and their respective Book Ones in #audible format. The rest of the Book of Death will join them on audio over the coming months. One is not required to begin or enjoy the other, so you can listen (or read) in any order!.Do you like to leave minor connections between different books? Do you notice them when you read?.Happy Thursday 💀 Background image © iStock. Used with license.