Saturday, 29 August 2015

Review: Error in Diagnosis: A Medical Thriller

Error in Diagnosis: A Medical Thriller Error in Diagnosis: A Medical Thriller by Mason Lucas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author of this book is actually a practising pediatric surgeon, who has still managed to find time to follow his passion which is writing. Being a surgeon has definitely given him an edge on writing a medical thriller, but he manages to create a great story, without having us mind boggled at the medical terminology which is very refreshing. I love this type of book but some medical thrillers can be a bit daunting when you have no clue as to what the medical terms mean, this book avoided that.

The story is about a mysterious illness which is only affecting pregnant women, but even more mysterious is that it is only happening in America. The rush is on to find out what is causing the illness, and how if possible to cure it.

We have one pig-headed doctor by the name Sinclair, I would describe him as being an arrogant ass who thinks he is right all the time. On the other hand we have Dr. Jack Wyatt, the total opposite, a really likeable character, this doctor is more like the person you would want on your side at the time of a crisis. He needs to find out the answer to the problem before Sinclair creates even more problems with his ideas on curing the pregnant women who are affected.

Of course pregnancy and childbirth are a blessing and any illness which threatens to harm these mothers and unborn babies is serious and is taken very serious, you can feel the lump in your throat as you read this book and hope that the lovely Dr Wyatt to get to the bottom of it before things are any worse.

There is so much going on in the story, you get drawn in deep, you cannot help but feel the helplessness at times of the medical team in their attempts to help these women and their unborn babies, but they keep going not stopping, checking and rechecking every small detail to see if they can pinpoint the cause of the illness. I do not really want to divulge any more of this story, you have to read it for yourself and believe me you will not be disappointed. I hated the times when I had to put it down to cook, or clean etc, and grabbed it as quick as I could to continue reading how things were progressing, or not a the case may be.

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