Vultures are circling over the swamp. While jogging, Dr. Eric Darcy discovers the body of a patient's husband, the father of a baby about to be born by surrogate.
Concern for the widow draws Eric into the investigation. Was photographer Wes Choate murdered because he was cheating on his wife, or was he using his photos to blackmail someone? And why has the surrogate mother suddenly developed an antagonism toward Wes?
Assisting his sister-in-law, a private investigator, Eric struggles to make sense of seemingly random clues while protecting his patient from mounting danger. The puzzle pieces snap together in a fast-paced climax that could cost the obstetrician his life.
USA Today bestselling novelist Jacqueline Diamond, author of The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet, interweaves a medical setting and memorable characters in the second Safe Harbor Medical mystery.
About the Author
Jackie currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, including The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet and The Case of the Surly Surrogate. Watch for The Case of the Desperate Doctor in early 2018!
She has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time Rita Award finalist. A former national board member of Romance Writers of America, she is active in RWA’s Orange County Chapter.
Jackie and her husband, who have two grown sons, live in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a mystery! When Dr. Eric Darcy finds the body of a patient's husband when he is out jogging, he's pulled into the investigation. He is automatically involved because he's the obstetrician for the surrogate carrying this man's baby. When Parker Bryerly becomes a prime suspect, his wealthy parents hire P.I. Tory Golden, Eric's sister-in-law, to prove his innocence. The Bryerly's 92-year-old grandmother says Eric is the only person she trusts so he is included too. This woman has dementia so you never know what she's going to say or if any of her memories are accurate. Trying to follow her conversations was a hoot. I liked this fantastic mystery. There were lots of suspects but figuring out who killed Wes and why, kept me guessing. I never knew what was going to happen next and couldn't read fast enough to find out. I must say, I was surprised when the murderer was revealed. I like not being able to figure out that kind of stuff in a mystery. I am so glad I was given a review copy of The Case of the Surly Surrogate and highly recommend it to mystery readers.