Friday, September 30, 2016

Brain Storm
by Elaine Viets

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 322
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  The ultrawealthy families of Chouteau Forest may look down on a woman like death investigator Angela Richman, but they also rely on her. When a horrific car crash kills a Forest teenager, Angela is among the first on the scene. Her investigation is hardly underway, however, when she suffers a series of crippling strokes. Misdiagnosed by the resident neurologist, Dr. Gravois, and mended by gauche yet brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Jeb Travis Tritt, Angela faces a harrowing recovery.
It’s a drug-addled, hallucinating Angela who learns that Dr. Gravois has been murdered…and the chief suspect is the surgeon who saved her life. Angela doesn’t believe it, but can she trust her instincts? Her brain trauma brings doubts that she’ll ever recover her investigative skills. But she’s determined to save Dr. Tritt from a death-row sentence—even if her progress is thwarted at every turn by a powerful and insular community poised to protect its own.

Kritters Thoughts:  A medical mystery that was just entertaining.  What started as I thought as just a mystery with the main character being a death investigator who shows up on scene to evaluate the person who died and gives an opinion on how they died.  She heads to the hospital with extreme headaches and the book takes an interesting turn about the drama that can happen in a hospital.

I was surprised by the book, but it ended up being a happy surprise.  I know there is drama in every workplace and what fun to read about extreme politics in the ranks of a hospital.  When it comes to hospitals I always think about the patients not those who work and now I may just think about the infighting and crazy that goes behind saving peoples lives!

I didn't predict the suspect, they came a little of no where and in this instance I was a little frustrated.  Sometimes I LOVE it when they come out of nowhere, but sometimes the surprise is frustrating because I like to think I am picking up on the clues.

Has anyone read Elaine Viets?  This was my first experience and I am intrigued if this is typical of her back list.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2016 Challenge: 29 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Wunderkind PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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