Title: Diagnosis Death
Author: Richard Mabry
Series: Prescription For Trouble
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Released: April 27, 2011
After her husband dies, Alena Gardner’s main concern is to get away from the hospital that she sat in for months. If only the calls would stop. Calls come every Tuesday night at midnight and remind her of her husbands death.
With her residency almost up and another person who dies, same circumstances, same illness. Now a cloud of doubt is hovering over her and her ability to practice. When she gets a job practicing with Cathy Sewell, she hopes this is the move she needs to get rid of all the memories and her midnight caller.
When that doesn’t work, will she be able to catch the person, or will her career end before it ever really get started?
Having read a book by Richard Mabry before, I was prepared for how this book was going to go. I was looking forward to reading a medical drama suspense and wasn’t disappointed about what I got. Richard Mabry’s books just get better and better with experience. He writes a great medical suspense that really grips readers.
Mr. Mabry writes a book that shows how difficult and demanding a doctor’s job really is and how long they work. He also writes a realistic and believable and one where it’s near impossible to guess “whodunit”. That’s right, I didn’t guess it. The author makes the smart decision of little to no hints or clues as to who is doing this to our main character. Leaving you as much in the dark as the character is.
There’s also a touch of romance in this book. Just enough to get a taste but not so much as to distract from the main story line or to override the organized feeling that this book has. When I say a touch I mean about five percent of the book, at the absolute most, was romance. Normally I’d be disappointed that that was all that there was, but in this case, I actually feel like it was unnecessary. The author could’ve scrapped the whole romance idea and it wouldn’t have changed the story line or the quality of the book.
Because this author is a doctor himself, his novels are realistic and accurate in their portrayal of doctors and I learn something new every time I read one of his novels. It’s nice to learn all you can about your choice of career, or something similar to it. This author is truly a unique one.
Overall, this book is unique and perfect for people who love medical suspense or medical dramas. I give this book a three and a half out of five.
I received this complimentary galley from the publisher and Net Galley specifically for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.