Sometimes it pays off to go a little outside your comfort zone when you choose a new book to read. I don’t normally pick up medical thrillers, fearing that they might be too scary and/or gory for me. For that reason, I hesitated a bit when I was invited to participate in this book tour.
It turns out that I had nothing to worry about when it came to Dr. Barbara Golder’s novel, Dying for Revenge. It’s heavy on the suspense with none of the blood and guts. In other words, it kept me turning pages (and pages and pages), but I was still able to sleep without nightmares and I didn’t lose my appetite.
I can’t watch shows like CSI on TV, but the detective work connected with forensic pathology is fascinating. In Dying for Revenge, the main character is a pathologist/investigator haunted by her own grief and desire for revenge. There’s much more than a mystery in this thriller; it’s the story of a soul in torment. And I stayed up way too late reading it.
I was happy to learn that there are 10 novels planned for the Lady Doc Murders series (this is the first). I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next installment!
Here’s the synopsis of the novel, courtesy of FQ Publishing:
Someone is killing the rich and famous residents of Telluride, Colorado, and the medical investigator, Dr. Jane Wallace, is on a collision course with the murderer. Compelled by profound loss and injustice, Jane will risk her own life to protect others from vengeful death, even as she exacts a high price from those who have destroyed her world. Dying for Revenge is a story of love, obsession and forgiveness, seen through the eyes of a passionate, beautiful woman trying to live her life — imperfectly but vibrantly — even if she won’t survive.
Who wants to win a copy of this novel? Simply leave a comment on this post to enter (yes, “Pick me!!!!!” counts!) I’ll leave the giveaway open until 11:59 PM Friday, June 10 and then choose one lucky winner at random. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply with mailing information before forfeiting the prize to a second-choice winner.
Visit the other stops on the Dying for Revenge Virtual Book Tour!
Wednesday, June 1 Ellen Gable Hrkach: Plot Line, and Sinker
Thursday, June 2 Sarah Reinhard: snoringscholar.com/
Friday, June 3, Patrice McArthur: spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com/
Saturday, June 4, A.K. Frailey: akfrailey.com/
Sunday, June 5, Erin McCole Cupp: erinmccolecupp.com
Monday, June 6 Carolyn Astfalk: My Scribbler’s Heart Blog
Tuesday, June 7 Theresa Linden: Things Visible & Invisible
and Jean Heimann: catholicfire.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, June 8 Virginia Lieto: virginialieto.com/
Thursday, June 9 Christopher Blunt: christophercblunt.wordpress.com/
and Michael Seagriff: harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.ca/
Friday, June 10 Therese Heckenkamp: thereseheckenkamp.com/
Saturday, June 11 Plot Line and Sinker, Interview: ellengable.wordpress.com/
The Fine Print: I was provided an advance copy of this novel for the purposes of this review. I received no other compensation. Opinions expressed here are mine alone. Your purchase of this novel through my Amazon affiliate link helps support Franciscanmom.com. Thank you!
12 thoughts on “On Barb’s Bookshelf: Dying for Revenge by Dr. Barbara Golder Plus a GIVEAWAY!”
i AM ALWAYS CHARITABLE. Pick me
Loving your blog… and maybe might get lucky to win…. 😀Thank you!!!
Let me win! I would love to read a medical thriller book.
Ooh! A summer read! You should definitely pick someone who’s from NJ and has had brunch with you in a diner.
(That’s me.) 🙂
Trying again….tried the other day and WP didn’t like my iPad. I’m with you — I like a good story, but less blood is good!!
The more reviews I see of this book the more I want to read it. And it’s torturing me…because just about every Catholic blogger I follow is on the virtual book tour! So here’s hoping I get lucky. 🙂
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This is a new author to me. Thanks for the intro and the chance to win.
AND THE WINNER IS….commenter #1, Carolyn! I’ll email you to arrange for delivery of your prize!
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