Monday, June 16, 2014

To Sleep...Perchance to Die by Donald R. Grippo, DDS Review

Book Synopsis:

Tangled lives, tainted love, and a Shakespearean twist lead to deception, betrayal, and murder. In this sexy, psychological thriller, Eurasian beauty Mai Faca plots to marry Jake Warden, a successful oral surgeon forbidden to her because of family honor. In an unheard-of scheme, fellow surgeon, Bret Manley, falls victim to Mai's seduction as she and Jake play a cruel trick to be together. Jake acts with surgical precision to clear the path to Mai's happiness, threatening lives including his own. In a wake of turmoil and destruction, Bret's uncle and well-known criminal attorney Hubie Santos attempts to find out if a surgeon would use his knowledge to kill.
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Author's Bio:
Donald R. Grippo, DDS practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in northeastern Connecticut for more than thirty years. On a daily basis, he encountered patient's fear of undergoing oral surgery and associated anesthesia. To help allay such fear he wrote A Guide to the Guy or Gal Who Takes Your Teeth Out, a series of short stories dealing with the treatment of typical oral surgical problems. His resume includes working as a dentist at the Tennessee State Prison outside of Nashville and as a guard at the Hartford State Jail on Syms Street in Hartford.
My Review:
This was a great medical drama that had a lot of interesting medical facts. There was also murder, a messed up couple that deserve each other and a naive man that wanted to believe Mai. Bret was my favorite character, especially when he started to realize Mai's true personality. I also liked that the author wrote about oral surgery. I could tell that he knew a lot about that subject, and his knowledge made the book more realistic. I also want to mention that the author is from NorthEast Connecticut, and he is actually from a town that I have been in before! The anti-Jew plot reminded me that there are all kinds of racism and hate in the world. It was interesting to see how Mai would rather lie and disrupt so many lives then to stick up for the man she loved. Although maybe she was afraid that her love would get killed. This was definitely an interesting book. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked this book! It's great when authors use their past career knowledge to enhance the plot. Thanks for being a part of this tour.