Book Review: Diagnosis Death by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.



Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: April 2011

Dr. Elena Gardner is trying to finish up her residency in the wake of her husband’s death after he was taken off of life support. When suspicious details surface about who took not only her husband but also a similar patient off of their life support, Elena begins to question whether she is responsible for something she cannot recall. Cryptic, midnight phone calls further add to her torment. Elena must discover what is going on or she stands to risk to lose everything she’s worked so hard for.

This third offering in the Prescription for Trouble series provides an entertaining ride for those who love reading medical-based thrillers. The author kept the plot moving quickly with new twists and turns, and the medical details were fascinating. The characters were realistically portrayed with human struggles that made them easy to relate to, such that I found myself getting upset on their behalf at the sense of injustice at the situation. I did find some parts of the mystery as they were resolved in the end to be a tad implausible, and for that reason I give this book only a mild recommendation of 3 out of 5 stars. However, I am looking forward to reading future works from this author who definitely appears to be growing in their craft.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.