Waking Up in Medellin by Kathryn Lane

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Named Best Fiction Book of the Year, 2017, by Killer Nashville!

Handsome Colombian men and life-threatening danger were not normally a part of Nikki’s auditing job, but this assignment was anything but normal. Despite her emotional wounds, she accepts the challenge as a way to overcome the loss of her young son in a tragic event.


In the midst of the male-dominated business world in Colombia, she investigates mismanagement allegations and uncovers a sinister plot involving fraud . . . and possibly murder. She also discovers an attractive man who seems to have feelings for her. As her relationship with him grows deeper, so does the level of danger she finds herself in. When the guns come out, Nikki realizes it will be up to her to find a way to survive . . . but is she up to the task?

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“Great story to hold your interest!”

Five Star Review on Amazon by Amazon Customer III

I read this book twice. The first time I couldn’t put it down. The second time I was transformed to the sights of a real place called Medellin and its history.. I had the opportunity to hear Kathryn Lane speak about her background (as a female CFO in a major corporation) and how she was able to put the personal knowledge of Medellin and the audit process into action. I loved the characters of Nicki, Floyd and Eduardo, not to mention the sights of Medellin. Can’t wait for second book to continue the adventures of Nicki, Floyd and Eduardo. Thank you Kathryn for an enjoyable read!!!

About the Author


Kathryn Lane is the award winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series:

Waking Up in Medellín
Kathryn’s debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin (Pen-L Publishing-March 2016) has won:

 Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville
 Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Adult Suspense 2017 by Killer Nashville
 Finalist for the RONE Award (Mystery category 2017) by InD’tale Magazine

Coyote Zone (released October 2017)
The second novel in the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series, Coyote Zone (Pen-L Publishing), presents you with:
 high stakes danger in a kidnapping and human trafficking story
 Other subplots woven into the plot, such as romance, making this an exciting read

Kathryn’s collection of short stories, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, (Alamo Bay Press-April 2017) will give you:
 A fusion between fantasy and reality
 Symbolism, punctuated by hints of surrealism
 Stories with unusual twists and turns – events happening everyday life in Latin cultures

Originally from Mexico, Kathryn was a painter in oils but quickly changed to accounting and international finance after she discovered the artistic path of painting leads to a starving artist existence. To cement her ability to earn a living, she became a CPA and a CMA and worked for a multinational corporation where she traveled extensively for two decades. After jetting to over 90 countries, her travels gave her the opportunity to fulfill another passion – to write fiction. Now she writes stories and novels inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive.

Kathryn is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and is both a Certified Management Accountant (New Jersey) and a Certified Public Accountant (New Mexico – inactive status).
The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s honored Kathryn with a Montie Award for Pursuit of Excellence. The Rotary Club of The Woodlands recognized her with a second Paul Harris award for her service to the community. She also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt.

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