Suicide doesn’t happen in good families. Never when both parents are mental health professionals. But it did. Convinced the suicide was her fault, psychologist Jessica LeFave is immobilized with guilt. And now her best friend, Camilla, who'd asked to speak with her last night and Jessica had put off, is found murdered, her body on an altar to Santa Muerte. While the policeSuicide doesn’t happen in good families. Never when both parents are mental health professionals. But it did. Convinced the suicide was her fault, psychologist Jessica LeFave is immobilized with guilt. And now her best friend, Camilla, who'd asked to speak with her last night and Jessica had put off, is found murdered, her body on an altar to Santa Muerte. While the police insist the death is one more drug-trafficking casualty, Jessica believes the murder is connected to Camilla’s emotional instability or her work with child prostitutes in Mexico City’s infamous La Merced. She collects her off-the-bubble sidekick lawyer and heads over the border where she teams up with the gorgeous and exciting ‘revolutionary’ she met on the weekend of Camilla’s wedding. Jessica has no idea that her search will reveal a shocking secret and mark her for death....
|Title||:||the mercy jessica lefave mysteries book 1|
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|Number of Pages||:||232 Pages|
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the mercy jessica lefave mysteries book 1 Reviews
The Mercy, Volume One of the 'Jessica LaFave Mysteries' series, provides a powerful account of suicide in a family of professional therapists - but none of this is indicated in the opening lines, which take place at a horse show where police are involved in a drug bust. While its setting's not the usual opener for a story about suicide, it does set the tone for a mystery that includes a best friend with uncommon abilities ("Camilla has powers. She says she can see the woman I used to be still inside me. I’d have to take her word on that."), an unexpected death, and a series of psychologically gripping encounters that appear to lead in one direction, then twist to take an opposite path.The first thing to note about The Mercy is its powerful images and psychological insights: "I am a trespasser, a stowaway on the Queen Mary of elite sports." There are no staid and dull perceptions, here: using a healthy dose of metaphor tinged with wry humor, events unfold in a lusty tale from the perspective of a psychologist who finds herself in over her head when murder strikes too close to home.It's difficult to claim that a genre mystery is truly original: with so many reads permeating this market and so much of them predictable, the presence of something truly remarkable and different is a breath of fresh air. The Mercy is this breath, lacing and entwining its readers with a complex spider web of events that ultimately questions who is the real victim, and centers around a journey that takes the protagonist over the border and into other worlds, entirely.So go ahead: imbibe of The Mercy for what it is: a beacon of originality in a genre replete with predictability - and one that adds a heavy dose of psychological insight to its story of friendships, murder, and choices gone awry. Does madness always show? The Mercy answers this with exquisite precision in a fast-paced read recommended for genre fans and those who usually prefer the thriller format (the latter will find its psychological depth and self-analysis the perfect touches, here.)
I found the book really hard to get into a the beginning. It does warm up and it tells us a story of a young girl that lost her father and her own sanity at a very young age. Jessica needs to find out who killed her best friend Camilla and she goes digging in Mexico. She needs to find Diego he is really important, he deserves to be told about Camilla's death and so that he can care for his daughter. But Diego tells her some truths that had been hidden for her.She can't understand how Camilla seemed to recover so well from her mental issues, she had bipolar as her step daughter killed herself and Jessica has never gotten over her deathShe is about to find out more about Camilla and her past and it will leave her shocked and confused. A good read it is a subject that I can relate to as I suffer from bipolar and it has effects everyone one around me when I am having a bad time. There is always hope and we just need to understand and accept that sometimes you can't control everything. I was lucky enough to get a copy in exchange for an honest review via netgalley.
The publisher provided me with the opportunity to read this in exchange for providing feedback. (via NetGalley)I had a hard time with this one. It normally doesn't take me two weeks to read a book. It took me awhile to get into it for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is that there was some kind of formatting issue. (I'm not sure if it's because it is an advanced copy? I hope that's all it is.) I noticed that any sentences that started with words beginning with 'th' were missing the 'th.' For example, the would "though" would appear as "ough." It made things hard to follow until I figured out what was going on.I also felt that the first half of it was kind of jumpy and hard to follow. It picked up for me me in the last half of the book. Overall, it wasn't the book for me.I will say one thing - I definitely didn't see the end coming!
I am sorry to say that I did not like the book at all. I could not get into it. It did not capture my attention and for me it's was a very confusing story and very difficult to follow.The only thing I do like, is the cover. I hate to be so negative and I finished the book but I took me a very long time because I had to force myself to pick it up and read on.
This was a hard book for me to get into kept picking it up and putting it down,I finished it but overall I didn't like it that much I found it hard to follow and didn't keep me interested.Just not the book for me.Thank you Netgalley the Publisher and Author for a chance to read this book.