April 8, 2011

Review "Diagnosis Death" by Richard Mabry, M.D.

DIAGNOSIS DEATH by Richard Mabry, M.D.
Published by Abingdon Press
ISBN: 07814267710216
I received an ARC-EBook Bound galley Edition from NetGalley, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (borrowed from NetGalley): When her comatose husband died in the ICU while on life support, the whispers about Dr. Elena Gardner began. Another death during her training puts her under suspicion. When the pattern is repeated in the hospital where she is attempting to start over, the whispers turn into a shout: “mercy killing.” What is the dark secret that keeps Allison’s lips sealed when she should be defending herself?
  Despite her move to a new city, the midnight phone calls that started after her husband’s death follow Elena. Who is the woman who sobs out, “I know what you did?” What does she mean by “You’ll pay?” And what can Elena do to prevent it?
  Two physicians, widowers themselves, offer support, telling Elena they know what she is going through after the death of her husband. But do they? And is it safe to trust either of them with her secret?
  My Thoughts and Opinion: After reading the synopsis, I felt that this would be a good match for me. It had some of the ingredients, suspense and medicine, as it's premise that drew me to this book. However, I had never heard of this author or read any of his books before, but thought I would give it a shot (no pun intended). I must admit, by the first couple of pages and to my surprise, Dr. Mabry had pulled me in. Not only was I so engrossed into the story but he had also transported me to the patient's ICU room through his writing ability. I thought could this be possible? This early in the book? Then something happened on page 111 and I was very disappointed. It appeared to be quite obvious, that the author was exposing "the suspect" or so I thought, but kept reading anyway. I was wrong!!!!!! This book had a cast of characters that had this reader guessing from page 1, past page 111, to the end as to who really was behind the deaths, including the main character, Dr. Elena Gardner. A great read without a lot of medical jargon for those who are not in the medical profession. The suspense a page turner!!!!

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Loren said...

This is the 3rd book in Dr. Mabry's series. They can all be read alone but are equally as good!! I highly recommend all 3 of them :)

Great review!

Marce said...

Cheryl, did you enjoy this more because of your past in the medical field or no?

I am intrigued.

Anonymous said...

This one sounds very good, although I think I will go back to the beginning and start with book #1. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great review. I don't prefer the med thrillers but.... you've made this one sound so good!