Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Thank you, Gallery Books, for gifting me a copy of Do No Harm by Christina McDonald to read and review!

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Pub Date: 2.16.21

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆

“Emma loves her life. She’s the mother of a precocious kindergartener, married to her soulmate—a loyal and loving police detective—and has a rewarding career as a doctor at the local hospital.

But everything comes crashing down when her son, Josh, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Determined to save him, Emma makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh”

From the outside looking in, you wouldn’t think that the newest novel by McDonald had a lot packed into it’s storyline but I promise you, once you get into the book, you will be unable to put it down. It’s part medical drama, part thriller, part police procedural. It was fascinating to watch as the author laid everything out on the table for me and then sent me reeling as a new bomb was dropped. 

Not only did it pack a lot of fictional jaw-dropping moments, but it also packed a lot of moments that hit close to home and made you realize how real the opioid epidemic is in this country. There were scenes that made me incredibly uncomfortable but we should be uncomfortable because the scenes that played out in this story are happening across our country. There are families who are impacted on a daily basis. 

Do No Harm was an incredible gut-wrenching work of fiction that had a very real punch. I have loved Christina McDonald’s writing style since reading The Night Olivia Fell (if you haven’t read that one, you absolutely MUST). I look forward to reading what she writes next. 

You can look for Do No Harm to hit bookstores on February 16, 2021. To pre-order this book, follow my Amazon link.

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