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Brain Dead

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Timmy Leary-Parker returned home to raise her daughter away from

Timmy Leary-Parker returned home to raise her daughter away from her drug addict ex-husband in a smaller town than Los Angeles. As a forensic nurse expected to help modernize Memorial Hospital she should have had an easy path, especially as the daughter of the revered J...
Timmy Leary-Parker returned home to raise her daughter away from her drug addict ex-husband in a smaller town than Los Angeles. As a forensic nurse expected to help modernize Memorial Hospital she should have had an easy path, especially as the daughter of the revered Joe Leary.
Instead she has to deal with a lazy coroner, murdered ex-husband’s of the Suckered Sister Sorority, old patients from Restcrest dropping like flies, and her dad spiraling downward with Alzheimer’s. 
Daniel Murphy is an award winning reporter that hopes he can slow down in Puckett, Missouri and just hide from everyone. At a charity horse event he spots Timmy Leary-Parker strong arm a shooter that the police don’t want to find after he tried to shoot the founder of the local cash cow Restcrest. Neither Timmy nor Daniel want to get involved, but with the police sweeping all the deaths under the rug they have no choice but to dive in and stop the killings before the killer stops them.
Eileen Dreyer weaves a mystery involving two people who have every reason not to help find the truth, but throws obstacles in their path that would have lesser beings heading for the closest airport out of town. Her descriptions paint an enthralling adventure that leaves you guessing who really did what. A must read that will have new readers flocking to Ms. Dreyer.

posted by MoRWAReviewsSTL on May 13, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Bad

Very bad story. Main character is a woman with a man's name which makes it very difficult to understand if its a man or woman at first, then the ex-husband changes name, things jumps around so much you dont what the heck is going on. I made it past pg 145 and gave up in...
Very bad story. Main character is a woman with a man's name which makes it very difficult to understand if its a man or woman at first, then the ex-husband changes name, things jumps around so much you dont what the heck is going on. I made it past pg 145 and gave up in sheer frustration.

posted by 8888649 on May 31, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Bad

    Very bad story. Main character is a woman with a man's name which makes it very difficult to understand if its a man or woman at first, then the ex-husband changes name, things jumps around so much you dont what the heck is going on. I made it past pg 145 and gave up in sheer frustration.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Could have been.


    I really, really wish the author hadn't tried so hard to put humor into this book. It spoiled so many of the pages. The story of Timmie struggling with her father's Alzheimer's disease, trying to make a good life for her daughter, and the job at the hospital as everyday stresses, along with the mysteries of deaths in the small town would have been, and almost was, a great book. Too bad she tried to be funny..

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Do Not Read

    The book starts out slow and never picks up. Lots of characters, who make the entire book confusing. One of the worst books that I have ever read. I only finished itbecause I refuse to leave a book half finished.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Couldn't finish

    Hard to relate to the characters and to follow storyline. Had promise; didn't deliver.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Touching medical mystery

    Excellent read for this 20+ yr ICU, ER retired RN. Loved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    Timmy Leary-Parker returned home to raise her daughter away from

    Timmy Leary-Parker returned home to raise her daughter away from her drug addict ex-husband in a smaller town than Los Angeles. As a forensic nurse expected to help modernize Memorial Hospital she should have had an easy path, especially as the daughter of the revered Joe Leary.
    Instead she has to deal with a lazy coroner, murdered ex-husband’s of the Suckered Sister Sorority, old patients from Restcrest dropping like flies, and her dad spiraling downward with Alzheimer’s. 
    Daniel Murphy is an award winning reporter that hopes he can slow down in Puckett, Missouri and just hide from everyone. At a charity horse event he spots Timmy Leary-Parker strong arm a shooter that the police don’t want to find after he tried to shoot the founder of the local cash cow Restcrest. Neither Timmy nor Daniel want to get involved, but with the police sweeping all the deaths under the rug they have no choice but to dive in and stop the killings before the killer stops them.
    Eileen Dreyer weaves a mystery involving two people who have every reason not to help find the truth, but throws obstacles in their path that would have lesser beings heading for the closest airport out of town. Her descriptions paint an enthralling adventure that leaves you guessing who really did what. A must read that will have new readers flocking to Ms. Dreyer.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Great read

    I loved this book. It kept me guessing to the end! Great plot development, interesting characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Brain Dead by Eilleen Dreyer

    1Star Review from SDCexy

    This book was too SLOW, a LONG drawn out story, NOT enjoyable at all!

    SDCexy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Entertaining mystery

    Good plot and story. I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Anon

    Not as good as some reviews, but not as bad as others. Does keep you guessing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Couldn't finish it!

    The storyline had possibilities but the author tried, MUCH too forcefully, to inject snarky witticism into every page...it was annoying and, ultimately, pathetic. The malicious joy and subtlety of TRUE snark is painfully beyond this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Confusing

    Too many characters and too much going on to keep up with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Highly recommeneded!

    Good book kept me up all night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Medical Mystery

    Forensic nurse Timmie Leary-Parker has moved from Los Angeles to her Missouri hometown to care for her aging father, a local legend. The local police and the coroner are inclined to look away when men in the prime of life die suddenly and only a few weeks apart. When gunshots are fired at a charity event, no one seems to be interested in pursuing the gunman. Timmie begins to suspect that there is something wrong with the deaths at the local hospital. Is there a serial killer in little Puckett, Mo.? Are there multiple people literally getting away with murder? Timmie teams up with a reporter who has seen better days in an attempt to find out what is going on.

    The title of the book is misleading.

    It is difficult to distinguish some of the minor characters, and there are a couple plot incidents which go nowhere.

    This book will keep you guessing. You may be tempted to read the whole thing in one sitting.

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