Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons
(St. Martin’s Press, 2014, 368 pages)
Doing Harm is a medical thriller featuring a chief resident at Boston’s University Hospital named Steve Mitchell. Steve has everything going for him. He is happily married with two children and a third on the way. Steve is a successful surgeon working at a prestigious hospital. Then, things start to go horribly wrong. Steve botches a surgery. A patient of Steve’s that was on the road to recovery dies. It soon becomes apparent that someone is harming Steve’s patients and ruining Steve’s home life.
Doing Harm is the debut novel of Kelly Parsons who is a board certified urologist. Parsons medical knowledge is evident throughout the novel. I have read some other reviews of Doing Harm. A few of those reviewers compared Parsons to Robin Cook, author of Coma and other thrillers. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to future novels by Kelly Parsons.