What They Don't Know

What They Don't Know

by K.V. Scruggs
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What They Don't Know by K.V. Scruggs

What they don't know can't hurt them...or can it?

In the year 2030, the government has seized control of healthcare. Routine treatment is administered to patients and monitored via in-home telemedicine. Hospitals have been replaced by the Center for Standardized Medicine (CSM). No one is a bigger proponent of the changes than TV personality Cheyenne Rose, who lost her mother shortly after the Healthcare Crash of 2018 and her fiancé ten years later after a freak accident.

Despite her incredible success and popularity, her life feels empty. Then she meets the Reid family and feels drawn to their simple and honest love for each other. When eight-year-old Ridge Reid's younger brother develops kidney failure, he agrees to donate one of his kidneys to save his brother's life. But Ridge unexpectedly dies on the table, and the doctor who performed the surgery vanishes.

Faced with a conspiracy that runs far deeper than a single surgery, Cheyenne finds herself thrust into a dangerous investigation. When one of her informants turns up dead, she realizes the people responsible will do almost anything to keep their secret. Cheyenne will risk everything to uncover the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781986212953
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

K.V. Scruggs is an internal medicine physician, blogger, and novelist. She is an alumna of Clemson University and received her MD from the Medical of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She is currently working as a house call physician and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and grumpy grey tabby.

She enjoys writing about current medical issues, and uses her blog as a platform to educate patients and their families. She has also contributed to The Huffington Post.

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What They Don't Know 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great beach read!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
The Healthcare System has crashed and the government has taken over. Now people are monitored in their homes, medicine is provided, and all care is ruled by the government. One of the biggest supporters is reporter Cheyenne Rose. But when a young boy goes in for a surgery and ends up dying from a simple procedure with the surgeon disappearing there has to be more to this story. So, Cheyenne decides to start digging into the real Centers for Standardized Medicine (CSM). But the more she digs into the truth the more she becomes a target. Then when people start dying it’s clear that whoever is in control will do anything to keep everything quiet. Oh my goodness, this book is amazing. It’s even better when you know that an internal medicine physician wrote it. It’s kind of scary to see that this is what a doctor thinks could happen to healthcare in our country. It’s also scary to think about who is making the decision to treat someone or let them die. Where money is more important than taking care of a human being. It’s scary to think that this could happen. I was completely thrown by the ending of the story. I never expected it and am still in shock. This is an amazing story that will draw you in and not let you go. You HAVE to read this. I can’t wait for K.V. Scrugg’s next book. I received What They Don’t Know from Nightlark Publishing for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Ashleigh More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. Physicians versus administrators versus the government...who should make medical decisions, and who gets to have care? How do financial considerations affect these choices? How bad can it get? This novel explores these questions thru the eyes of Cheyenne Rose, a TV journalist who is drawn into the story of one family and their medical saga. The book is fast moving and detailed, with plenty of twists and turns. A great medical drama!
DeeDeeNeverla More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. Worth all my list sleep. I really felt like I knew the characters and was very surprised by the end.
BG443 More than 1 year ago
A chillingly realistic dystopian future for medicine makes this a must-read. I finished the last 50 pages in a giant gulping rush. If you love novels where the author skillfully balances a dozen plot threads and weaves them all together in a breathtaking finish, you'll love this. Recommended for readers who love well-plotted suspense with ethical dilemmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It had everything I look for in a good thriller: complex characters, unpredictable plot twists, and a threat that is made more frightening by being real enough to hijack my imagination. The story is heart pounding and complex but every character is well thought out. Everything comes together beautifully in the surprise ending. Now I'm just anxiously awaiting the sequel!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A dystopian view of the future of medicine, and a complex mystery to boot! Super fun and exciting read. I truly did not know what was going to happen until the very last paragraph!