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.
This is the first Kate Katlinson series. Of course it caught my eye because she was a journalist who seems to get in trouble when covering her stories. I am always drawn to these books then they drive me nuts because I can’t focus on the story and focus more on what I would do in the situation and trying to figure it all out.
I’ve not been reading as much as I am used to in the past, so this book took me a little longer to get through, and with that, I found myself not remembering some of the characters and what was going on. This was nothing at fault of the author, just a problem of stretching this one out.
I did like the story. I liked the mystery. I liked the characters and that Kate pushed the limits of integrity with her journalism, although it gave me anxiety. One thing that did confuse me about this book was that it was first in the series, but there were several times I felt as if I was missing something. There were points where the author discussed parts of Katlinson’s past, but I felt like there should have been more added. I kept having to go back and check and make sure this was the first book.
I give Nashville Mercy 3.5 of 5 bookmarks.
Review copy provided by publisher for review consideration