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The Coroner
Jennifer Graeser Dornbush

Crooked Lane
August 7, 2018/ ISBN 978-1-68331-623-7

Reviewed by Laura Hinds 

Emily Hartford is a third-year surgical resident in Chicago. She’d left the town where she grew up, Freeport, MI after her mother’s death. Her father is the local medical examiner and she tagged along with him growing up and that began her lifelong learning about medicine, surgery, and death. After her father has a heart attack she goes back to Freeport. He insists that he will recover, but that he needs her to perform an autopsy of a teenage girl who just happens to be a senator’s daughter.

The case becomes complicated when Emily discovers that the girl was murdered. She becomes embroiled with the girl’s death and the investigation, and as she gets closer, the killer threatens her own life.

This is a strong debut for a new series, and the author knew what she was writing about because her own father worked as a medical examiner and she often helped him in the morgue. It is said that writers should write what they know, and Jennifer Graeser Dornbush has heeded this advice to produced a true-to-life murder mystery with enough twists to keep readers interested from the first page until the last.

I not only enjoyed the read, I also learned a lot and that is always a good thing in my book! Pick up your copy or order it now but don’t wait for a rainy day. Put it at the top of your to-be-read list and set aside a good amount of time because you won’t want to put it down.

Reviewed 2018