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Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient when she is forced to make a split-second decision that will alter the cou. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory BTE Patricia Gussin.

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Published by Oceanview Publishing, United States Shadow of Death Paperback Patricia Gussin. New Paperback Quantity Available: Because she is scared the police will take her from her children, Laura tells no one. Her friend Susan's I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Her friend Susan's father is a policemen and questions Laura several times because she was close by when the young man was shot to death.

Then Laura finds out she is pregnant again. Is the baby her husband Steve's or is the rapist the father? Two months prior to the birth, Laura is working a rotation in the OR when a psychiatric patient rams her in the abdomen, causing her to go into labor. Fearing the outcome she confides in the medical director about the possible outcome.

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Laura starts to relax when twin girls are born and Steve appears to be the dad. But what gas happened to her is always at the back of Laura's mind and her life seems to be entangled with the shooting victim's family as it turned out the rapist was his brother. His mother is also one of her husband's clients, whom he has been able to help. The shooting victim's sister ends up being a friend of Laura's. The book had several twists and turns and surprises up until the end. I really enjoyed the story.

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Oct 28, Ashley rated it really liked it. I admit, from the first page this book had me completely hooked. The premise of story, such a controversial time in history, has always fascinated me, and this was no exception. I love medical dramas, being in the medical field myself, so this was right up my alley. The story started out strong, and the tension never stopped building, not even up to the last pages. That being said, though, there were definitely some jarring errors I noticed within this novel. First, the drama that is I admit, from the first page this book had me completely hooked.

First, the drama that is involved right at the beginning of the book between Laura and Johnny seemed a little I understand it was written within a rush of riotous scenes, but still. The casualness in which her husband brushed off their lack of love life bothered me a little too. I know for one my husband would at least find it suspicious. The book, though, hit quite a few things right on the head as far as accuracy goes, especially the affair and the failed relationships between the human doctors.

From what I have seen, it's all too common for that to happen in the medical world. The action was intense, and the story kept me clinging to the pages until I got to the last page. Feb 17, Debbi DuBose rated it really liked it Shelves: my-library , reviewed-book , part-of-a-series , thriller , adversity , friendship , read , medical. However, this is not your conventional thriller novel. It is part social history and partly biographical. Patricia Gussin, the author, did live through the Detroit riots of She also attended medical school in Detroit.

In her book, Shadow of Death, the protagonist, Laura Nelson, starts medical school in the fall of in Detroit, too. Laura is a wife and mother of two during this time of turmoil and tragedy w Shadow of Death was nominated for the "Best First Novel" in the Thriller Awards. Laura is a wife and mother of two during this time of turmoil and tragedy where she lives. The violence hovering over the city will impact Laura's life in a very personal way. One night as she is walking to her car, after a day at Detroit General Hospital, she is viciously attacked. One life will end, and Laura's life will never be the same.

What happens to Laura and how does it affect her? Will she be able to continue on at the hospital? This is the first in a series of four thrillers by Gussin. You absolutely have to read this wonderful novel. Dec 27, Amanda rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Summer readers - not much thought Shelves: boo. This was a good summer read - style book.

It was easy and fast and slightly predictable. I didn't believe in the characters that much and I questioned their decisions.

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I felt like they were more stereotypes rather than rich people that I was invested in. I didn't have as much sympathy for them as I believe the author intended. I can tell this was the authors' first attempt. I didn't mind all of this while I was reading the story, however the final pages just totally fell flat. It reminded me of This was a good summer read - style book. It reminded me of an attempt at a modern Crime and Punishment, but without the follow-through. My recommendation: Skip it and read Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.

Jan 04, Alanna rated it it was ok. This was a checkout stand mystery crossed with a checkout stand romance novel. Though I usually avoid such novels, I read it because I wanted to combine fiction with something even remotely medical. All in all it wasn't too bad, except that the protagonist had the annoying habit of making poor decisions with her main rationale being fear of what others might think. A historical fiction based on the riots of a Detroit in You follow and med students path to graduation through, rape, two pregnancies as well as other personal trials. After being raped, her fear of people finding out, lead to an unusual development between her and a leading surgical doctor.

Great book. Oct 24, Beverly rated it it was ok. I got this book on my Kindle for free from Amazon. There is some foul language since one of the characters is from a gang neighborhood. I almost quit reading after my first encounter with the language but wanted to see where the story was going so did finish the book.

It's not an awful read, especially since it was free, but I definitely can't recommend it. Dec 30, Valeree rated it it was ok.