Doing Harm

Doing Harm - Kelly  Parsons

I had to spend some time after reading this to really think through my rating of this book. This had both good and bad aspects and I found it hard to determine which outweighed the other. Ultimately I decided to rate this 3 stars and here's why:


This book was definitely interesting and kept my attention throughout. Towards the beginning I started making my own theories as to what was going on and I seemed to be wrong most of the time. I loved the interaction between Steve, the main character, and the "psychotic serial killer" (I am omitting that person's name to leave out spoilers). Just when I thought the "psychotic serial killer" couldn't do anything crazier they do.


One thing that I didn't like about this book is that I didn't really like Steve. He did not want to take any responsibility for his role in the events and seemed to think only that the "psychotic serial killer" was doing this to him. He also came off as a bit arrogant at times. I also felt that some of the events in this book were a bit far-fetched and didn't seem like they would actually happen at a real-life hospital. Unless I am reading fantasy or something I like for books to be somewhat realistic. I do acknowledge that I don't know much about what happens in the day-to-day operations of a hospital and that the author being a doctor himself has a vast amount more knowledge than me in that regard. Also in the final climax of the book I couldn't believe that Steve's wife (who magically appears out of nowhere) would just go along with everything.


Overall this was an interesting read that left me wary of hospitals. The medical terminology in this book wasn't overwhelming and I feel as though I actually learned something while reading this. I would recommend this book to someone looking for a medical thriller.


Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me the chance to read this book.