When her comatose husband dies in the ICU while on life support, the whispers about Dr. Elena Gardner begin. 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 Comments: I enjoyed this book It is described as Christian fiction, but it is light on the Christian side. In fact, the main character is questioning her faith throughout the book. Other characters offer faith, but it is not at all didactic.
The mystery is good and kept me engaged throughout. I had no idea who committed the crimes until I was told, so that kept me going and enjoying the story. Actually I was way off in my guess! I enjoy medical dramas almost as much as I enjoy law dramas, and I especially feel like I’m learning because the author is a true physician. Usually I don’t like a male writer having a lead female character, but it worked fine in this story.
This book is third in a series, but can stand alone. I would like to read the other two, however. If you like medical dramas/mysteries from a Christian world view, you will enjoy this book.
The book will be published in April of 2011 by Abingdon Press. I received a review copy from NetGalley (thank you!).
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