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!
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.