All the professional calm that Dr. Rhea Lynch learned in medical school deserts her when her closest friend suffers what appears to be a catastrophic stroke. Soon, Dr. Lynch learns that the stroke is more mysterious than it appears, especially when other patients start coming in to the ER of her small South Carolina hospital with all the same symptoms. Will she be able to find the real culprit in time? This is a fast-paced medical mystery skillfully narrated by performer Carol Hendrickson, who does an excellent and enjoyable South Carolina accent. Listeners who love feisty female heroines, medical mysteries, and tightly-plotted thrillers will enjoy this first installment of the Rhea Lynch series.
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.
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Not with this narrator/reader.
Protagonist very engaging.
Someone who does not have rapid pressured speech. She was almost aggressive in her narrative.
Not really. It was just a good story that kept me engaged despite the horrible reader.
Maybe a better narrator.
Well yes but certainly won't read the rest of the series
I am a full time grad student studying health education. Audible is with me everywhere I go and I listen as often as I can.
Entertaining, enticing, unpredictable.
This is one that I was not able to predict.
As an animal lover, her experience with the dumped dog touched my heart.
Designing Women meets Murder She Wrote.
I have been looking for another series to grab my attention. In the beginning, I will admit the extreme southern accent was hard to tolerate and I had to make myself listen. However as I got further into the book, the southern charm, traditions and nuance's made the accent fit perfectly with the character, to the point I could actually visualize the character and settings.
"First story in an interesting series"
Several years ago I read the second and third books in this series but never got hold of the first and so when I found it on audible I bought it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Parts stretch credulity a bit but it was very entertaining and I went on to buy the rest of the series. If you like family stories with a mystery turn based round a medical theme you will enjoy this.
"So hard to listen too"
I have no idea it was really difficult to listen to
Asked someone else to narate it
For me it was dredful
I bought this from the sale option which did not offer a sound sample - if I had listend to the narator I would not have downloaded it - very dissapointed
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