Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Natural Causes by Michael Palmer

First sentence:

"Connie Hidalgo's contractions had been little more than twinges for the first two hours of the drive; but as she and her financé passed the New London exits on I-95, the tightening with her began to intensify."


"Dr. Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn't know that two other women have already died under horrifying identical circumstances. And so begins Sarah's own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only thing these three women have in common.

Soon Sarah is fighting to save her career, her reputation -- her life. For she's certain there must be some unknown factor linking these women, and as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone will do anything -- even murder -- to keep a devastating secret." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was an intense medical thriller with lots of twists and turns. Just when I thought I knew what caused the problems, Palmer deftly took the story in a new direction.

Date read: 9/4/2008
Book #: 63
Challenges: TBR Challenge 2008; Naming Conventions Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 0553568760
ISBN-13: 978055356876?
Publisher: Bantam Books
Year: 1994
# of Pages: 465
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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