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?
The Sexy Nerd's Review
This is one of those stories that truly begs the question, just how far would you go to save your child? If you’re a parent, your number one responsibility is to do everything you can to keep your child(ren) safe, right? So, when Dr. Emma Sweeney’s perfect family with husband, Nate, and son, Josh, gets turned upside down, she was faced with a dilemma that I can’t imagine any human being would ever want to face.
Emma was a very good doctor, and that being the case, why was it she was unable to diagnose her son’s medical condition? Perhaps that was a blessing, but to Emma it was her worse nightmare. Her son was dying of Leukemia. How did she not detect this? She and her husband, Nate, were so distraught and each angry with themselves for not having figured this out. But now the issue became, how do we as parents pay for our sick child’s medical bills? Was Josh’s life worth going to the ends of the earth for?
At the end of the day, Emma made a quick decision. She was fighting for her son’s life come hell or high water, and when I tell you, Nerds, that Emma did everything she needed to do to save her child, is truly an understatement. As I continued to read this fast-paced thriller, I kept asking myself would I do all of what this woman is doing to pay for the cost of her son’s treatments? I would like to think I’d make different decisions, but a parent’s love is like no other. My God, this novel was amazing!
I have to admit, I was not a fan of the ending. In fact, I absolutely hated the ending! If you think you know how this ends you couldn’t be more wrong! This story was explosive on so many levels—I couldn’t tear my eyes away from it. To better explain my opinion, just think about something so horrible you’ve witnessed and even though you know it’s painful to look at, for some strange reason you can’t bring yourself to stop staring. That’s the best way to describe this story. With each swipe of the Kindle page, I could not get enough, even though I was terrified beyond belief of what was going to unfold. And jeez oh man when the story was revealed, my jaw dropped. McDonald wrote the hell out of this book. If you do not find your mind questioning your own motives as to how you would have dealt with this situation, you couldn’t possibly be human. It was a constant struggle with thinking seriously if I would have done what Emma did?
Nerds, at the end of the day, a good book is a good book and this one is it! Wow!!!! The Sexy Nerd gives Do No Harm five kind stars. As much as I wanted to give this book less stars because of the things that happened in it, I could not bring myself to do so. This story was written with excellent author precision. From one author to another, I must give credit where credit is due. Hot damn! What an incredible read! Until next time, Nerds, you already know what to do!