A Single Breath by by Amanda Apthorpe

cover71309-mediumWhen the first hate letter arrives in the days after her patient, Bonnie’s death, obstetrician Doctor Dana Cavanagh reads it with shaking hands before placing it next to the small news article of the court’s verdict: not guilty.

Hate letters continue to trickle in, but one stands out from the others—a cryptic message with a tiny marble stone, its origin—Kos, Greece, the birthplace of Hippocrates. She had once proudly sworn his oath, “I will give not deadly medicine.”

Accompanied by her sister Madeleine, Dana follows the mystery of the letter to Kos. The arrival of two more letters, and the strange appearances of a woman, beckon her to Italy and England. Despairing for her sanity, Dana persists in her crusade to come to terms with being implicated in the death of another.

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Review: I almost didn’t request this boook off of NetGalley, because I really wasn’t sure what to make of the cover, but I’m glad I ended up reading this! It was a lot of fun! You know, in a dark sort of way. I ended up reading this in only a few sittings.

I’d never heard of Amanda Apthorpe before seeing A Single Breath on NetGalley, but she can certainly write! Dana’s story is intense, and you’ll find yourself rooting for her from beginning to end while second guessing everything that’s going on.

Highly recommended!

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