Book Review: Mercy

Title: Mercy: An ER Thriller (ER Crimes, the Steel Files, #2)

Author: Rada Jones MD

Narrator: Meghan Kelly





People are dropping like flies in Dr. Emma Steele’s ER. Nobody knows why. A new disease? Medication errors? Poisoned oxygen? She must find out, even though her job is in peril, her daughter disappeared, and she’d rather be home, drinking wine.

Is it a mercy killer? But why kill a healthy patient? Is somebody framing her nurses? Or herself?

More strange things happen. A patient’s death by stolen medications, her orders corrupted by lethal mistakes, her nurse killed. What happens to her daughter? That’s worse than death.

Dr. Steele risks her career and her life to stop the murders. She gets closer and closer to the answers. Until she gets too close.

If you like Patricia Cornwell, Robin Cook, and Tess Gerritsen, you’ll love Rada Jones. Mercy is a fast-paced medical thriller packed with ER action, flawed characters in ever-changing conflict, crisp dialogue, and wine.



My Review

5/5 Stars

The patients in Emma’s ER are dying, and she can’t figure out why. One minute they’re doing okay, and the next they’re flatlining. As she goes on a journey to figure out the cause, she’s quick to learn that there’s a mercy killer among her staff. But who could it be? And will Emma be next?

I liked the mystery elements of this story. At the beginning, it seems as if any of them could be the mercy killer. There’s Carlos, a street thug from a third world country who built himself up. Faith, a radiant blonde with a bit of a dark side, and then another nurse named Ben who is just shady all around.

Emma had a unique personality, and she was easy to relate to. Right down to her habit of finding her comfort at the bottom of a bottle.

I think the only thing I didn’t like about this book was how rapidly it shifted POVs. There weren’t really warnings so it would take me a minute to figure out exactly who’s POV I was in. The most confusing one was the POV of the dog.

Narration was well done.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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