Traveling nurse Mercy Mares needs three things in life: the unconditional love of her daughter, her best friend and mentor’s constant wisdom, and a new engine for her twenty-year old car.
A new job posting halfway across the country promises to satisfy one of those needs, but when her patient’s spouse dies within minutes of meeting her, she will soon find out that she’s going to need a lot more than car repairs.
What was touted as the friendliest town in America soon turns on her and it will be up to her to connect the dots and find the true murderer, but doing so will be no easy feat. With memory impaired witnesses, a meddling medical staff, and a cast of characters dead set on keeping their community free of strangers, Mercy will need a little help from her loved ones and a lot of luck to get herself out of this jam or risk losing everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.
Find out what happens when mayhem becomes synonymous with Mercy in this humorous, slightly irreverent Cozy Medical Mystery novel!
This is book one of “A Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery” series!
My first Ava Mallory’s novel and I’m already hooked onto her writing!
I will confess that Mercy & Mayhem is the first novel of this genre that I’ve read. I rarely read novels without romance and this seems to be the first! Mercy & Mayhem is a comical mystery novel even though the problems Mercy Mares faces might put her in danger.
What makes this novel a great read, is not just Mercy working hard to prove her innocence, but also the supporting characters! Especially Nubbin! The way this author writes, it is as if you can feel the various feelings of the characters!
The feeling that Mercy felt when she was being questioned for murder, those hatred and judging eyes that is practically radiating off every single person she met, you can feel just how much injustice she felt!
One of the best thing about this novel is the plot! I swear with each page being turned, the conspiracy theories inside my head gets more and more! It’s like watching an episode of BBC’s Sherlock!
Although not the genre that I commonly read, I do look forward to her next novel! Highly recommended for mystery and suspense readers!
*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.