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Book Review - Grievous Bodily Harm - Jane Bennett Munro

Monday, July 29, 2013

Although Sexual harassment and intimidation have been outlawed in the US for many years now -that does not mean to say it does not still exist and happen!! To say that I was literally spitting nails at what was being depicted is well frankly an understatement!! Unless you have been harassed to leave a job or had a co-worker make sexual overtures (which I sincerely hope never happens to you) you are going to be shocked. This is, after all, just a novel--but an extremely well written one which will have you gasping, and admittedly even laughing a bit.

Other then Toni Day, a die hard pessimist whose character I ended up loving and admiring and who seemed to be constantly opening her mouth, getting in more and more trouble or ending up in a hospital bed herself--her mother, who had come for a visit was a bit of a comic relief. I mean really, as the entire world is going crazy and you finally say some words that maybe you shouldn't--there is good old Mom reminding you about your language! I also loved all the ancillary characters from the hospital staff. I have worked in hospitals and yes, they are hot beds of gossip. Toni's husband when up to his earlobes would throw his hands up in the air and scream out Oy Gevault--

Now that I have read this novel I can not wait to read others in the Toni Day Mystery series--I give this a 5 star rating and suggest you go get a copy for yourself (e-book or paperback)!!!!!






About the Book
: (from the back of the book)

When Marcus Manning is hired to ease the transition of Perrine Memorial Hospital from a privately-owned facility to part of a behemoth system that covers much of the Pacific Northwest, instead of doing his job, he begins to wreak havoc by lying, blackmailing, and threatening physicians and employees on his way to CEO of the entire hospital system. However, when he starts his campaign with pathologist Toni day, she blows the whistle om his wretched web of lies, blackmail, and sexual abuse.

While the hospital considers firing him, someone comes up with a more permanent solution...cyanide. As the prime suspect. Toni must begin a frantic quest to prove her innocence and solve the mystery of Marcus's murder. ut as she delves further and further into the private lives of Marcus's inner circle, Toni will be forced to kill in order to save herself and expose the truth.

This book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at the author's website


About the Author: (in her own words from her official Toni Day Mysteries website)


Jane Bennett Munro, author of the Toni Day series, featuring medical mystery and mayhem, with just a touch of pathological humor.

I'm a pathologist in a rural hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho, trained in Southern California. I worked my way through medical school as a medical technologist. I came to Twin Falls right out of residency, and was in a solo practice for 24 years before my hospital was purchased by the other one; now I have three partners. I'm 68, divorced, semi-retired, and live in Twin Falls with my best friend, Rhonda, and our cat, Henrietta.

I'm not a forensic pathologist, or a medical examiner; but in Idaho, the coroner is an elected position, and usually not even a doctor. So whenever a case comes along that the coroner thinks needs an autopsy, local pathologists are called upon. During my years of solo practice, while the county hospital did coroner's cases for Twin Falls County, I did coroner's cases for the surrounding five counties. So even as a general hospital-based pathologist, I have gotten some forensic experience.

In the last 36 years, I've had some pretty interesting experiences and seen some pretty strange things. Some of them would make great stories.

They form the basis of what has become the Toni Day Mystery series.

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25 comments :

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like there are a lot of twists in this book!

My Journey With Candida said...

This sounds like a real page turner. I always enjoy a book that makes me want to turn to the next page.

Cynthia Landrie said...

This book sounds like something that I would love to read! The bio on the author is pretty great too. She sounds like she has an interesting job!

Kristyn said...

this sounds like a great read to keep you on your toes. I think my mom would really enjoy it

Becca said...

Wow! This sounds like a must read :)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This definitely sounds like a book that is right up my street I shall have to look into getting hold of a copy :) x

Shari G said...

Sounds interesting. I think many people have experienced harassment at work of one kind or another. It's the things I don't miss from being a WAHM.

Cyndie said...

I would love to read the book in it's entirety

Alaina Bullock said...

This is my favorite type book! I have been searching for a new author, and she looks like my next pick! Adding this to my Must Read list!

Victoria said...

This sounds like it is a very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

Lexie Lane said...

We are all pessimists in some way. This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy too. I'd really love to read the entire thing.

Tess said...

I like a book that isn't predictable!

Jennifer Williams said...

Sexual harassment is one of the many reasons I left my last job. I would love to read this book, I am sure I can relate to it.

Corinne Schmitt said...

This sounds like a great book! Adding it to my reading list. Thanks!

Patricia Woolverton said...

The book does sound interesting. I would love to read part of a chapter to see if its intriguing.

Ashley said...

This sounds like a great book! I have worked with many women/men who have been sexually harassed.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh a Mom-and-daughter setup in a plot would be interesting to read. Wish I could read as fast as you, whew! I am not even halfway of my second book lol.

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds like a great suspense! The premise sounds all to real! Great review!

Kelly R said...

This sounds like one of those books, I would have a hard time putting down.

Bobee said...

Sounds suspenseful and a great read!

nova hedges said...

The books seems to be thrilling and mysterious.

ajcingram said...

This looks like a great book. I will have to add it to my to read list!

April M. said...

i love books that would make me hang on to my seat of suspense. I wanna read this.

AmandaJean said...

This sounds like a book I would love to read!! I think I will have this on my book shelf soon!!

Healy Harpster said...

Beautiful review! Something that I will be interested in reading.

 
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