Book Tour Review; Nashville Mercy by M. Maitland DeLand
16 March, 2015
Author: M. Maitland Deland Publisher: Self-Published Format: E-book Source:: Review Copy Add It:Goodreads, Buy The Book
Summary: When a promising country music singer on the verge of stardom mysteriously dies after undergoing a routine medical procedure, Kate Katelinson, an investigative reporter for the Nashville Herald, becomes personally tied to the case. After sources connected to the reporter’s investigation start dying, Kate finds herself thrust into a twisted labyrinth of betrayal, corruption, and murder. Armed with only her investigative instincts and an unlikely alliance of friends, the reporter enters a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse with a mastermind more powerful than she could have ever anticipated.
To complicate matters, Kate finds herself torn between her brilliant ex fiancé, and a charismatic hospital executive who both may be after more than her heart.
In her debut novel, Dr. M. Maitland DeLand takes readers through a rollercoaster ride of suspense while touching upon some of the most pressing social and healthcare issues of the 21st century.
If You Found
When I heard about this book, I was instantly intrigued. I loved the sound of the summary and how mysterious it all sounded. I already wanted to know what was going on and thus I couldn’t help but make sure I read this book. I’ve never read anything by M. Maitland DeLand before so I had no idea what to expect with the writing. Fortunately, this book blew me away. It was an addictive, well-thought-out, brilliantly written novel that completely captured my attention. I read it in just two days – which is no easy feat this days – as I just simply couldn’t stop reading or thinking about it.
What made this book compelling was the plot. Throughout the book, you’re kept on the edge of your toes as the main protagonist tries to work out what the hell is going on. There is a lot of tension, a lot of character development and everything just ties together so unexpectedly. I loved the way that you are trying to work out what’s going on and as you do so, you end up double-guessing yourself and just wondering if everyone is the enemy. The plot is enticing and full of mystery that really made the book very entertaining.
There was something so wonderful about all the characters in this book but what helped my enjoyment of this book immensely was the powerful main protagonist; Kate. She was driven, stubborn, loyal, protective and just really grew throughout the book. I instantly connected with her and her narrative voice – third person but in Kate’s POV. I thought she was a strong character and I couldn’t help but find myself emotionally invested in her life. I also enjoyed all of the character relationships in this book. In a way it reads like a book in the middle of a series but it isn’t. What I mean by that is that all the relationships – and characters – felt well-developed and it felt like you had been reading them for years. The only small issue I had with the characters was the slight insta-love plot but that did eventually grow on me by the end.
Make It Right
I very much enjoyed this book and am very glad that I got a chance to read it. It was captivating and powerful and was just a brilliant piece of entertainment. I instantly got hooked on the story and the characters and just had to know what was going to happen next and how it was all going to end. And the ending I did really enjoy. I loved how it all came together and how much all of the characters had grown throughout the story. The writing style of this book was easy but also in-depth and I just found it to be a fantastic book. I would highly recommend this book and will definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by this author.
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **