A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
A small-town doctor finds herself embroiled in a “fascinating murder mystery” in this series debut for fans Tess Gerritsen and J. T. Ellison (Karen Harper, New York Times–bestselling author of Chasing Shadows).
Dr. Katie LeClair examines small-town secrets when her patient’s sudden suicide rocks the quiet life of Baxter, Michigan.
Katie LeClair has finally settled down as the new doctor in Baxter, MI. After years of moving, schooling, and training, she wants nothing more than to find a place she can call home, and a small town outside of Ann Arbor seemed perfect.
Katie quickly gets to work in building a life for herself in Baxter, and beyond reviving her love life, she also finds a pair of business partners in a team of father and son family practitioners. But that idyllic dream is immediately shattered when one of her patients is found dead. That wouldn't be the worst thing, except the death is ruled a suicide, and as evidence has it, the suicide was a result of the medication Katie had prescribed. But she doesn’t remember writing it.
When a closer investigation reveals it was murder, Katie is catapulted into an off-the-books investigation that leads her down a dark path of past secrets. But someone is willing to kill to keep part of the town’s history in the shadows, and Katie must race to find out who before it's too late in nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman’s riveting series debut Unnatural Causes.
At the start of this solid series launch from Eastman (An Unhappy Medium), Dr. Katie LeClair, who has settled fresh from her residency into a family clinic in rural Baxter, Mich., is summoned to the local community hospital, where she discovers that a patient of hers, Ellen Riley, is close to death after an overdose. Katie is horrified to learn that the medication Ellen overdosed on was prescribed by her, but she has no memory of prescribing it. After Ellen's death, the police rule it a homicide. Despite warnings from police chief John Larson, Katie sets out to discover who wanted Ellen dead, with the help of her computer-whiz brother. Could a fellow doctor have been the culprit? Danger mounts as Katie looks into the problems at the clinic and discovers that even the most tranquil small town has a dark side. Readers will look forward to seeing more of the appealing Katie.