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  • 10/2015
  • 9781633062849 1942545185
  • 486 pages
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  • 10/2015
  • 9781942545170
  • 486 pages
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Lin Wilder
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The Fragrance Shed by a Violet
Lin Wilder, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Why did a Houston district attorney decide to involve the state in an area of the law that it has historically treated as sacrosanct: that of medical decision-making? Why did the DA decide to charge McCall with murder rather than criminal negligence in a civil court? Author Lin Weeks Wilder continues Dr. Lindsey McCall's story in the new book, "The Fragrance Shed By A Violet Cover: Murder in The Medical Center". In a city where the Texas Medical Center reigns as one of the top employers in Houston, housing over three thousand medical researchers making the news with new pharmaceutical discoveries almost daily, why did twelve Houstonians unanimously decide to convict Dr. McCall for intentional murder following her trial?" These are the questions that lead investigative reporter Kate Townsend to write a Pulitzer Prize winning series called Murder in the Texas Medical Center. Haunted by the knowledge that her new-found fame has been purchased at too high a price; Kate is sure that McCall is not guilty. Texas Governor Greg Bell hires former homicide detective and criminal defense attorney Rich Jansen to fix the escalating problems at the Huntsville Prisons recently inflamed by a lawsuit against infamous inmate Dr. Lindsey McCall. Dr. McCall is an internationally acclaimed cardiologist, researcher, and a 2002 nominee for the Nobel Prize for Medicine. When Jansen's skills quickly result in the resignation of an incompetent prison medical director, he realizes that this strange saga is just beginning. Mark Twain wrote that forgiveness was the fragrance shed by a violet upon the heel of the boot that has crushed it. This medical mystery weaves together the lives of two sisters, Lindsey, and Paula, with those of strangers as each cope with loss, betrayal, jealousy, and the exquisitely painful journey to forgiveness. Wilder's second edition of her debut novel has it all. Mystery, romance, and dysfunctional family relationships wrapped up in a tale of big pharma and medicine. Literary Fiction Review dubbed it 'A story fragrant with love and forgiveness': literaryfictionreview.com/fragrance.php
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This is a book that I'd love to continue to share with you. There are so many brilliantly created characters that people the world around Lindsey, both before and after her arrest. This is not a murder mystery as much as many people coming together to prove the innocence of one they loved. In doing so, secrets are revealed, promises of silence are broken, and romance stirs in the hearts of those involved. 

Nearly 500 pages are all contributing to the movement forward of this novel to its inevitable ending. Wilder explains that fans of the first edition wanted more information about exactly what the Investigative Series disclosed, for instance... And an abandoned friendship is ignored as Julie, Lindsey's best friend, explains what Lindsey's early life was like and why things happening now could very well be because of that time. But the major issue was that, once Lindsey was in prison...she was the cause of a major lawsuit against the State! Wow! How many times can an innocent woman make it against the world???

I really loved this book, making it one of my personal favorites for 2016. The author has used her considerable medical expertise to create a medical thriller like no other. The story runs smoothly from event to event and quickly becomes a page-turner! It was well past midnight when I decided I had to stop and finish the next day. The plot is intriguing, filled with the potential for sensationalism if happening in reality. The only unfortunate thing is that story takes care of everything and doesn't need a sequel...But, hey, Lin...your investigative reporter could be continued! How about it...Don't let these wonderful characters just fade away! 

You Gotta Check This out! Truly!

Booklover

Where oh where to begin? This is such a terrific book that touches on so many social issues, emotions, dysfunctional families, and painful journeys to forgiveness.

Dr. Lindsey McCall is a resident in the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. She was found guilty of murdering her own mother by injecting her with an untested drug that she had worked on for her entire life.

Investigative Kate Townsend finds herself looking into this strange case .... winding up winning not one, but three Pulitzer Prizes.

McCall was an internationally acclaimed cardiologist and researcher. She knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life since the age of 7. She was on one path that she never deterred away from. But her path led to a very solitary life.

Her older sister, Paula, was a wife and mother of 3 children. But it just wasn't enough. She wanted her father's attention .. the attention that Lindsey received freely. Paula became an alcoholic and drug addict. There was never a moment that Paula did not feel envious of Lindsey.

This is a not your normal medical mystery .. it's so much more. The story is character driven. And what great characters they are! It's basically the story of sisters and good friends as they have to cope with loss, lies, jealousy, hate, love, and finally, maybe forgiveness.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a solid, good read ... one that will have you thinking about for a long time. Although a 'medical' mystery, there are no long medical terms to send you to a dictionary. The author has done a marvelous job of explaining medical jargon without inducing a headache.

I just can't say enough about this book. 5 Stars!

Many, many thanks to the author and Wordslinger Publicity who generously furnished an ARC and allowed me to read in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Formats
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9781633062849 1942545185
  • 486 pages
  • $15.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9781942545170
  • 486 pages
  • $15.75

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