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Delayed Diagnosis
     

Delayed Diagnosis

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by Gwen Hunter
 

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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 that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official

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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 that her best friend, Marisa, is 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 a surreptitious examination, a hideous truth is revealed.

Then a man is brought into 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.

Book 1 of the Rhea Lynch, M.D. Series

Editorial Reviews

Debbie Richardson
Hunter's exciting tale, told in first person, pulls readers into a strong woman's fight for friendship. Her heroine is well developed and inspirational--not in her perfection, but in fighting through her weaknesses.
Thea Davis
Hunter does everything right in this novel. Her pacing is great, scenes shift seamlessly, dialogue is crisp, often humorous and always to the point. Her character definition is complex and her plot development is logical.
Detra Fitch
Move over Robin Cook and Echo Heron! I had to stop reading a few times to calm myself down! My mother would call this exciting novel a WOO-WOO! ("Wow" and "Lu-Lu" mixed.) You will not be able to turn the pages fast enough. Here is a novel that I highly recommend to everyone! A KEEPER!
Ann Patterson
I like Hunter's new style. I know she's not really a doctor, she just writes about one. But after reading Delayed Diagnosis, I think I'll list her as my primary care physician with my insurance company.
Huntress Book Reviews - Detra Fitch
Move over Robin Cook and Echo Heron! I had to stop reading a few times to calm myself down! My mother would call this exciting novel a WOO-WOO! (“Wow” and “Lu-Lu” mixed.) You will not be able to turn the pages fast enough. Here is a novel that I highly recommend to everyone! A KEEPER!
The Mystery Reader - Thea Davis
Hunter does everything right in this novel. Her pacing is great, scenes shift seamlessly, dialogue is crisp, often humorous and always to the point. Her character definition is complex and her plot development is logical.
Romantic Times - Debbie Richardson
Hunter’s exciting tale, told in first person, pulls readers into a strong woman’s fight for friendship. Her heroine is well developed and inspirational—not in her perfection, but in fighting through her weaknesses.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - Ann Patterson
I like Hunter’s new style. I know she’s not really a doctor, she just writes about one. But after reading Delayed Diagnosis, I think I’ll list her as my primary care physician with my insurance company.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014337946
Publisher:
Bella Rosa Books
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Series:
A Rhea Lynch, M.D. Novel , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
865,448
File size:
2 MB

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Delayed Diagnosis 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book. There is suspence, romance. A definite page turner. It is about 700 page on the Nook. I NEVER expected the ending. Can't wait to start "Prescribed Danger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! This book has it all; medical suspense, deceit, romance, resolution. Exciting page turner that I couldn't put down. You won't be disappointed...skw
0917 More than 1 year ago
This book has it all - suspence, romance, action. It's a long book but I was able to read it very quickly, as it's well written and full of twists and turns.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mira, Jun 2001, $5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 1551668033 After being on vacation for a week, ER Doctor Rhea Lynch returns home to learn her best friend Marisa Braswell suffered a sever stroke. However, instead of being at the hospital, Marisa¿s husband, Dr. Stephen Braswell, head of ER, has kept her at their home and will not allow any visitors. Rhea cannot fathom why Stephen is keeping his spouse out of the hospital and how such a healthy young woman like Marisa could have suffered such a debilitating illness.

Rhea is unable to ignore her friend¿s plight. She sneaks into the Braswell home, but what she sees horrifies her as a comatose Marisa drips a strange liquid from her nasal passages. Her quick exam fails to verify Stephen¿s diagnosis. Later that same day, a patient enters ER with similar if not the identical symptoms as Marisa has. Rhea begins to investigate what is happening to her adopted small South Carolina town though someone will go to any lengths to insure she fails including murder.

DELAYED DIAGNOSIS is an exciting medical thriller that centers on the theme of friendship and how far a person will go in the name of that friendship. The heroine is a person will risk everything for a friend. The intrepid Rhea is a flawed person whose weaknesses turn into strengths. She goes the extra mile to help her best friend over the objection of Marisa¿s spouse, who is the patient¿s doctor and Rhea¿s boss. Though the reason for the conspiracy seems thin, readers will fully enjoy this action-packed medical drama because Rhea, who tells much of the tale, hooks the audience.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Ms. Howell's work I urge you to skip this book, it may turn you off of her stories and cause you to miss some verry good books. I understand these are short stories but these are way to cramped and rushed. The tales they try to tell make little sense. Sorry just best skipped
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And sad and a little scary. Good quick read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Along the lines of Robin Cook and Michael Palmer, very exciting for those who like medical suspense books. Read it in 3 days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was better