Friday, November 11, 2016

Deadly Medicine

Deadly Medicine

by Jaime Maddox
Published September 15th, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books
Paperback, 240 pages

Successful ER doctor Ward Thrasher uproots her life and her flourishing career in a busy Philly hospital to the mountains of Pennsylvania to follow her partner of 6 years, Dr. Jess Benson, another ER doc. But after a few months, they grow increasingly apart, especially after the death of Jess' mother from cancer, and eventually separate over a freak incident, though neither of them have officially called it quits.

Ward still nurses a flame and can't bring herself to return to Philly. So she takes up temporary doctor duties in several hospitals near to Jess. A chance meeting with the CEO of one of them, Abby, brings romantic possibilities. But what about her unfinished business with Jess? Is Abby a temporary rebound romance? What chance does it have against a 6-year relationship? Meanwhile, a psychopath is on the loose. Not on the streets of Pennsylvania, but inside the halls of its hospitals. His MO is chillingly effective and virtually undetectable. Will he ever be discovered and stopped before he reaches his avowed goal of breaking all serial killer records?

This is an incredible book. I was blown away by all the twists and turns and the unusual events that occurred in the plot. This was not one of those lesbian mysteries that contains more romance than the mystery itself. It had a great plot that included a serial killer and spot-on medicine. It kept me on my toes and clenching my Kindle. Just because it is labeled a lesbian book I think that this would be wonderful for any reader who loves a great mystery. In addition, this is a great little weekend read. Also, if you are left wanting more there is a sequel!


Jaime Maddox grew up on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As the baby in a family of many children, she was part adored and part ignored, forcing her to find creative ways to fill her time. Her childhood was idyllic, spent hiking, rafting, biking, climbing, and otherwise skinning knees and knuckles. Reading and writing became passions. Although she left home for a brief stint in the big cities of Philadelphia, PA, and Newark, NJ, as soon as she acquired the required paperwork—a medical degree and residency certificate—she came running back.

She fills her hours with a bustling medical practice, two precocious sons, a disobedient dog, and an extraordinary woman who helps her to keep it all together. In her abundant spare time, she reads, writes, twists her body into punishing yoga poses, and whacks golf balls deep into forests. She detests airplanes, snakes, and people who aren’t nice. Her loves are the foods of the world, Broadway musicals, traveling, sandy beaches, massages and pedicures, and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thanks to Netgalley I was able to give this book an honest review

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