Do No Harm
A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
Readers of J. T. Ellison and Tess Gerritsen will be enthralled by Do No Harm, by real-life small-town doctor and national bestselling author Dawn Eastman.
Small-town doctor Katie LeClair is drawn back into an old murder investigation, a mysterious disappearance, and a dark undercurrent of violence.
The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school—until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and balancing the responsibilities of a new house and the joys of a new romance, Katie is finally ready to start enjoying life. But danger arrives just as the town is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival—and once again, this doctor-turned-sleuth will have to unmask a killer in their midst.
Trouble comes in threes this Halloween. Katie sees a new patient who has just been released from prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Inexplicably, the patient suddenly goes missing. And matters take an even more sinister turn when a college student who had been investigating Katie’s old murder case is found dead in the woods near Baxter.
Could Katie’s involvement with the case be responsible for the student’s violent death? Is her new patient truly a cold-blooded murderer? Is this Halloween about to become a real-life horror show? Katie embarks on a desperate race to find the truth in Do No Harm, the second gripping Dr. Katie LeClair mystery.
In Eastman's uninspired, occasionally cloying sequel to 2017's Unnatural Causes, Katie LeClair, who works in a family medical clinic in Baxter, Mich., is upset to learn that Taylor Knox, a premed college student she once mentored, has vanished. For a sociology research project into an "old criminal case that got a lot of media attention," Knox chose to study the decade-plus-old murder of Heather Stone, a University of Michigan undergrad who died after being pushed into a pile of building materials. The man who was found standing over Stone's corpse and later convicted for the killing, Eugene Lowe, was recently released from prison and was later treated by LeClair twice for injuries he claimed were accidental. Coincidentally, the professor who gave Knox the research assignment is dating LeClair's best friend, and her own significant other, hunky colleague Matt Gregor, was involved with Stone at the time of the young woman's death. Underdeveloped characters and predictable plot developments make for a routine mystery.
When’s the next one coming out? Can’t wait!