Book Review: Nashville Mercy by M. Maitland DeLand, M.D.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from JKS Communications, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

After writing multiple successful children’s book series (including The Great Katie Kate books focused on educating children about medical conditions),  author and oncologist M. Maitland DeLand, M.D., transitions to new genre of writing murder mysteries with this new novel, her first.


 In Nashville Mercy, a rising country music star mysteriously dies after undergoing a routine medical  procedure. This catches the attention of the series’ namesake Kate Katelinson, an investigative reporter for the Nashville Herald, who becomes personally tied to the case and finds herself thrust into a twisted labyrinth of betrayal, corruption and murder after sources connected to her investigation start to die. Armed with only her investigative instincts and an unlikely alliance of friends, Kate enters a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse with a mastermind more powerful than she ever could have anticipated.

To complicate matters, Kate finds herself torn between her brilliant ex fiancĂ©, and a charismatic hospital executive who both may be after more than her heart. 


This is a super quick read, I finished it in one rainy afternoon!  DeLand knows her way around hospitals and she easily weaves a believable web of deceit and greed. Add a good dose of romance and the lure of the country music scene (which in itself is perfect for all sorts of sins and omissions), and you have a novel that reads like it came off the nightly news! I could easily see this book made into a series on the lifetime channel! It has that perfect hook you in and keep you glued to your chair to the end! If you're looking for a new author to read, check out this new book!

About the Author

Dr. DeLand is a radiation oncologist and founder of OncoLogics, a group of cancer treatment centers in the southern United States. A leader in her field, Dr. DeLand is chairman of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana Board and also serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Board.  She’s an active philanthropist, who is passionate about supporting diabetes and cancer prevention programs, as well as the special needs of children. Her experience in the medical field is prevalent in the stories she writes.

She also finds ample inspiration for her writing from her deep love of southern culture and colorful southern personalities. Dr. DeLand divides her time between Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana 
and Nashville, Tennessee.

She spends her free time growing her fine antiques and art collection. A classic movie buff as well, Dr. DeLand is a regular at the Turner Classic Film Festival. She also never misses Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s Christmas Concert held in Nashville every year.


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