Diagnosis Death by Richard Mabry

diagnosisdeathGenre: Medical Thriller
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: April 2011

A cloud of suspicion falls on Dr. Elena Gardner when her comatose husband dies while on life support. She can’t recall pulling the plug, but she can’t remember for her actions or whereabouts at the time of his death. Although her coworkers understand at first, when one of her patients dies under similar and equally questionable circumstances, rumors start to fly.

With her residency behind her, Elena moves to Dainger, hoping for a fresh start. However, the mysterious calls she’s received for months follow her there. Someone accuses Elena of killing her husband. When another patient dies at Elena’s new practice, everything points to her. Elena must prove her innocence and find the killer.

Richard Mabry’s Diagnosis Death is everything you expect from a medical thriller. Patients dying mysteriously. A doctor’s reputation crumbling. The in-house conflicts between doctors and administrators. That said, Diagnosis Death doesn’t offer any shocking twists that make a book stand out from the rest. The writing is okay and the story entertaining. Mabry does a good job of not bogging the reader down with technical terms. He very naturally and smoothly breaks down the medical jargon so that even medical dummies, like me, can understand the story.

Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!
**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.


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