Laura Nelson Mysteries

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

Shadow of Death Publisher's Summary

Pull a trigger and everything changes. Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient when she is forced to make a split-second decision that will alter the course of her life - forever. One life will end, and one life will never be the same.

But keeping her dreadful secret will be one of the toughest challenges Laura will ever face. With a persistent and perceptive detective hot on her trail and a host of eerie incidents suggesting that maybe her secret isn't really a secret, Laura is drawn into an unseemly web of peril, deceit, and treachery and is forced to risk both her freedom and her sanity. Will her deadly secret come to light, or must she live forever in the shadow of death?

Set amidst the upheaval and smoldering chaos of the Detroit riots of 1967, Shadow of Death is a haunting tale of unrest, fear, and consequences. Hailed as a stunning debut novel, Shadow of Death provides a spine-chilling glimpse of what lurks in the shadows.

©2006 Patricia Gussin (P)2012 Patricia Gussin
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow of Death

    • By: Patricia Gussin
    • Narrated by: Linda Velwest
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Pull a trigger and everything changes. Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient when she is forced to make a split-second decision that will alter the course of her life - forever. One life will end, and one life will never be the same. But keeping her dreadful secret will be one of the toughest challenges Laura will ever face. With a persistent and perceptive detective hot on her trail and a host of eerie incidents suggesting that maybe her secret isn't really a secret, Laura is drawn into an unseemly web of peril, deceit, and treachery.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your money/credit

    • By Anonymous User on 06-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Twisted Justice

    • By: Patricia Gussin
    • Narrated by: Linda Velwest
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Laura Nelson has it all - a successful career as a surgeon, five well-adjusted kids and a gorgeous, prominent husband Steve, a nightly news anchor at the Tampa TV News. Laura's seemingly perfect world shatters when she discovers that Steve is sharing much more than a news desk and a billboard with Kim, his sexy co-anchor. But Steve's torrid fling with his coworker is about to come to an abrupt end. Till death do us part...When Kim is murdered, Laura is left holding the smoking gun.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By karen on 10-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Test

    • By: Patricia Gussin
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Renowned philanthropist and billionaire Paul Parnell had reached the pinnacle of monetary success, but not without cost. Had he put too much emphasis on work and spent too little time with his family? Determined to leave something far more valuable than money to his six children, Paul instructs his lawyers to create an unusual last will and testament. This unorthodox will, which stipulates that the lion's share of Paul's two-billion-dollar estate be given to the heirs who pass "the test", was Paul's last hope of creating a lasting legacy by inspiring his children to give back to society and embrace a code of moral values.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Test

    • By Fay on 12-29-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Weapon of Choice

    • A Novel
    • By: Patricia Gussin
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Life is good for Dr. Laura Nelson. Her kids have their ups and downs, but seem well adjusted to high school and college; her research project at the university is going well; and she is highly regarded as the chief of surgery at Tampa City Hospital. The sense of tranquility is disrupted when she is drawn into the diagnosis of the first case of HIV/AIDS seen in Tampa. But the challenge of this new disease is dwarfed by the disaster that impacts Laura’s life a few days later.

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • After the Fall

    • By: Patricia Gussin
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Hemminger
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson's career as a surgeon. After accepting a position as Vice President of Research at a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company's groundbreaking new drug. But Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen. He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug. As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave...

    • By Wayne on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95