Sunday, November 3, 2013

Blog tour review: A Shot In The Dark by Jennifer Burrows

Most of the patients that are brought to the trauma bay in the ER remain nameless, and for the most part, faceless. For Laney Pearson and the rest of the staff, this makes it easier to move past the senseless death and destruction that they see on an almost daily basis. But all of that changes for Laney when she finds herself trying to pump the life back into a young motorcycle rider who arrives by helicopter more dead than alive. Skyler Smith has all the makings of the next great motocross rider, right up until he crashes while trying to perform the trick that will secure his future. From the time his motionless body is lifted off the track, the question becomes not when his next race takes place, but whether he will live to see another day. And now there is mounting evidence that the tragedy was no accident. Laney can never envision this boy’s crash and the ensuing investigation will have such an impact on her own life, but in the days that follow, she discovers a life within her she never knew existed. While the police sort through the mounting evidence from the crash, Laney has to sort through her own feelings for the handsome trauma surgeon that she previously never gave a second thought. Is he really as charming as he seems, or is there another reality hiding? beneath the surface? And just how long has he been watching her?

This is not my normal kind of read, and honestly I'm not sure why I agreed to review it except that I was looking for something a bit different. This surprised me because it's starts off action packed and doesn't stop.

I was just pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the pace of the book and how much I liked the main character, Laney.  What I liked is that you could tell that the author really knows her medical stuff, and it made the book that much better for it.

This is one of those times I'm glad I took a chance on a genre I normally don't read!