Today we have the blog tour for Flatline by Linda Bond! Check out my review and be sure to grab your copy today!!
People are dying in Dr. Joshua Salvador’s ER. His medical assistant, only weeks from delivering her baby, hangs on to life by a thread. The symptoms seem horrifyingly familiar, and he begins to suspect the deaths are targeted at him. But, before he can figure things out, top TV investigator Rachel Wright is standing in the middle of his ER, convinced an outbreak, an epidemic, or even a botched flu vaccine could be the cause, and she’s going to tell the world.
I can’t remember when I actually read a medical thriller – So I have got to say that the opportunity to review Flatline by Linda Bond came just at the right moment!
Rachel, an investigative journalist, rushes into the ER when her friend and colleague ends up getting sick, sick enough that she ends up dying while she is being treated. A fact that takes her five years back to when she lost her brother suddenly.
And lo and behold, the same man who “failed” to save her brother is also the one standing over her friend’s body as well – Dr. Joshua – the man she was in love with, the man whom she doubted with a ferocity that led her to investigate his group of doctors and as a result, destroyed their relationship.
Now, the guardian of her niece; effectively a single mother, Rachel is a workaholic and her investigative instincts are tingling when she realises that her friend is not the only person to die in mysterious circumstances under Joshua’s care.
A second chance romance; Flatline is a fast paced medical thriller with short chapters that had me flowing through the book (I actually just finished it last night!). It is easy to empathize with Dr. Joshua; especially under the current circumstances of a pandemic – so it really close to home, the kind of pressure Health Professionals can come under and how it can seem like a thankless job at times! (If you want to read more, check out @sassyshaina’s review!)
This was a second chance romance; two highly ambitious professionals in love with each other; but circumstances and their own grief and perception leads to the destruction of a relationship neither of them has moved on from – I could have used a high level of angst in the plotline, it had the ripe foundation for it (pretty much the only time, I could have used the open communication between the protagonists to lead to a whole lot more emotional sustenance!) – but this was medical thriller that I was thoroughly entertained by for the time I was reading, so it a must recommend for those who really enjoy their thrillers with a unique sub – genre!
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Author Linda Bond was born in San Francisco, California but spent most of her life in the south, attending middle and high school in Greenville, South Carolina and college at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
She’s worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. For more than twenty years, she’s been a reporter, sharing important information with viewers on the latest medical breakthroughs and writing emotional, human-interest stories on those who have the courage and spirit to fight for their lives.
She writes every day, under deadline, but has always loved losing herself in a good fiction story.
Entangled Publishing released Bond’s two romantic thrillers Alive at 5 and Cuba Undercover. Flatline her newest medical thriller, releases in May 2020.
Bond has received numerous writing awards in Romance Writer’s of America chapter contests.
She has also won 13 Emmy awards, numerous Society of Professional Journalist, and Associated Press awards, as well as a Florida Bar award and Edward R. Murrow award.
This former baton-twirling beauty queen from the deep south, now lives in Tampa Florida with her husband, two daughters and two stubborn Bulldogs named Sanford and Athens.
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