Delayed Diagnosis by Gwen Hunter (‘Dr. Rhea Lynch’ series Book #1)

Delayed Diagnosis Delayed Diagnosis by Gwen Hunter

‘Dr. Rhea Lynch’ series Book #1

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages – Publisher: Mira (June 1, 2001) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 1551668033 – ISBN-13: 978-1551668031

Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital. Now Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she’s ever known.

But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover her best friend, Marisa, near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family’s attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis. In an illicit examination, a hideous truth is revealed.

Then a man is brought ino her ER with similar symptoms. And then another. Each one of her patients has been willfully, brutally, silenced in a most inhuman way.

Desperate to find answers, Rhea must determine who she can trust, as a powerful conspiracy threatens the people she loves – and perhaps the entire community.

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15-May-08 to 20-May-08

Review: Pretty good!

To come back from vacation and find that your best friend is near death would dishearten anyone, including me. But when Rhea checks on her, things don’t add up between the paperwork at the hospital and what she sees. I can’t blame her for going the extra mile to find out what happened to her best friend.

Lots of suspense keeps you turning the pages – well after you should be in bed sleeping. One thing leads to another, and while each thing only strengthens what Rhea believes is going on, the ‘why’ of it is explained at the end, proving that some people will go to great lengths to get what they want.

I liked Rhea – stubborn to a fault, she digs and digs, unrelenting, even after the situation heats up and she becomes a target. I liked that stubborness and courage, even when faced with the most awful of things.

And I liked Mike. Similar to Rhea, they are a pair made for each other and I can’t wait to read more about them. You feel the spark between them, the tension that the author intends for you to feel.

All the characters are likable, and the ones to hate you hate appropriately. The action scenes are great, whether being attacked or being saved. The ending came as a surprise. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, the one person I couldn’t and wouldn’t think of actually did the unspeakable. Incredible, terrific, can’t wait to read the next!



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