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Elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. Natural causes? Malpractice? Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when Kate, under violent duress, is forced to choose which Elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. Natural causes? Malpractice? Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when Kate, under violent duress, is forced to choose which of her loved ones to save—and which must be sacrificed.


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Elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. Natural causes? Malpractice? Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when Kate, under violent duress, is forced to choose which Elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. Natural causes? Malpractice? Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when Kate, under violent duress, is forced to choose which of her loved ones to save—and which must be sacrificed.

30 review for Fatal Intent

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carole

    Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano is a fast-paced medical mystery. Because Dr. Euliano is a medical doctor, her knowledge and experience makes this story seem authentic and informative. Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey becomes aware that a few patients who had a simple surgical procedure at her hospital died a few days after their operation. Because they had already been released from the hospital before their death, the hospital is not likely to be held responsible for the tragedies. But something Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano is a fast-paced medical mystery. Because Dr. Euliano is a medical doctor, her knowledge and experience makes this story seem authentic and informative. Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey becomes aware that a few patients who had a simple surgical procedure at her hospital died a few days after their operation. Because they had already been released from the hospital before their death, the hospital is not likely to be held responsible for the tragedies. But something is definitely not right and Kate’s superiors do not share in her enthusiasm in detecting the cause and manner of the unexpected deaths. Is there a common denominator? Did the problems occur on her watch? Could this be happening at other hospitals? Is this intentional and therefore a crime? There are many interesting characters, the good people and the not so good people and sometimes it is difficult to establish which is which. There is plenty here to keep the reader turning the pages. For anyone who has ever had surgery, this will leave a chill but Fatal Intent is well-worth the read. Thank you to Oceanview Publishing, NetGalley and the author for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Farshana ❤️rainnbooks❤️

    Many thanks to Net Galley, Oceanview Publishing and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily. Fatal Intent, a debut novel by Dr. Tammy Euliano is a story that is gonna make you think, and think hard. A debatable topic of ending the life of a non-responsive patient is described with such sympathy that as a reader there were parts of the story that made me cry buckets. DR. Kate Downey, is surprised to know the deaths of her patients after they have Many thanks to Net Galley, Oceanview Publishing and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily. Fatal Intent, a debut novel by Dr. Tammy Euliano is a story that is gonna make you think, and think hard. A debatable topic of ending the life of a non-responsive patient is described with such sympathy that as a reader there were parts of the story that made me cry buckets. DR. Kate Downey, is surprised to know the deaths of her patients after they have been released from surgery. A simple query to the practicing surgeon opens up a can of worms and when approached by Christian, the son of the deceased she has no choice but to check the possibilities of something seriously gone wrong. But Kate is herself not in a good place as she fights for the survival of her husband who has been in a vegetative state and moved to fulltime care facility. As Kate battles her brother-in law in keeping Greg alive, professional turmoil in the form of a vengeful student adds to her woes. The going is not all bleak as Kate finds support from her aunt, Christian and Jenna, a 4th year med student. As the author is herself a practicing anaesthesiologist, the reader is given glimpses of how cases get handled by the team and the administerial and official policies involved in a hospital, and in spite of all the checks how the greedy ones still conduct their evil acts. As thrillers go, medical thrillers have always been a favourite of mine but honestly it has been a while since I got my hands on one. Fatal Intent has some emotionally charged moments with some brilliant writing that blew me away. The villains are revealed early in the story as the reader plunges into the investigation concerning the deaths along with Kate but it is the climax with a numbing scene of ‘save or kill’ that left me torn to shreds. Awesome debut! Highly recommended. This review is published in my blog https://rainnbooks.com/, Goodreads, Amazon India and Twitter.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Toni Osborne

    “Fatal Intent” is a medical thriller that deals with the end-of-life issues, the DNR orders and the difficult decisions that love ones, attending physicians and nurses have to face. In fact “Playing God” is always difficult when one pulls the plug on a respirator and allows the end of life to occur. This is the fictional story of anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey who became aware that several patients were dying after what had been minor surgeries. Kate decided to look into the matter but some pe “Fatal Intent” is a medical thriller that deals with the end-of-life issues, the DNR orders and the difficult decisions that love ones, attending physicians and nurses have to face. In fact “Playing God” is always difficult when one pulls the plug on a respirator and allows the end of life to occur. This is the fictional story of anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey who became aware that several patients were dying after what had been minor surgeries. Kate decided to look into the matter but some people in the hospital hierarchy did not support her investigation into the matter.... The narration slowly set the stage and picks up speed at the right moment to intrigue and engage us. Although I admit the huge cast of characters is a challenge to keep track of but that aside the drama is written in such a way that those not familiar with the medical jargon can easily follow the plot. For excitement, the story has a fair share of twists and turns to keep us going and guessing till the very end. This is a gripping read and an interesting subject of euthanasia or mercy killing and those who are willing to do the deed for a buck. Kate is not alone in her mission to flush the person behind the incidents Christian O’Donnell, a lawyer and the son of one of the victim offers to help her find the truth and the culprit. Will they be able to get to the bottom...yes drip by drip well placed clues will give the duo the final solution....with a bang no less...The climax reveals the killer but what I did not see coming was by the manner in which it was done. Excellent. I enjoyed reading this book My thanks to Oceanview Publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kari

    A quick paced medical thriller that places the blame for the rapidly growing deaths of elderly patients after they undergo minor surgery on the wrong person. The surgeon so nonchalant about the deaths is quick to write them off but Dr. Kate Downey is out to find the truth. With her career at stake she investigates the real reasons for the deaths. But this means putting her life on the line, threats and breaks ins. This is a gripping novel that you cannot put down as it keeps you in suspense and A quick paced medical thriller that places the blame for the rapidly growing deaths of elderly patients after they undergo minor surgery on the wrong person. The surgeon so nonchalant about the deaths is quick to write them off but Dr. Kate Downey is out to find the truth. With her career at stake she investigates the real reasons for the deaths. But this means putting her life on the line, threats and breaks ins. This is a gripping novel that you cannot put down as it keeps you in suspense and wanting Dr. Kate to make it out unscathed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susan Hampson

    Oh my, this will raise some book club debate. I am sure. What a tremendous. impact story this is. When patients with underlining health problems have routine surgery at the hospital, they are dying. unexpectedly, within days of discharge. Dr Kate Downey, an anesthesiologist, has to put her career on the line to find out why so many patients are dying as she seems to be part of a lot of these surgeries. The more she pushes for answers, the more danger she is putting herself in. I enjoyed this medic Oh my, this will raise some book club debate. I am sure. What a tremendous. impact story this is. When patients with underlining health problems have routine surgery at the hospital, they are dying. unexpectedly, within days of discharge. Dr Kate Downey, an anesthesiologist, has to put her career on the line to find out why so many patients are dying as she seems to be part of a lot of these surgeries. The more she pushes for answers, the more danger she is putting herself in. I enjoyed this medical thriller which made me think of the quality of life of a patient. Do we selfishly sometimes keep a loved one alive for our own need rather than for the good of them? It brings up my ethical thoughts and makes you stop and think. I liked Kate, who has a husband who was reliant on medical intervention to be kept alive. It lets you see both sides of the picture and opens your mind to what you think the right thing would be to do. It is so different looking into a situation rather than living it. The story builds and becomes tenser in the last few chapters. It is a book to make you think. I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist at a large teaching hospital in Florida. Her life is anything but smooth - her husband has been in a coma since an IED explosion and she is on probation - one more issue and she'll be fired. She becomes aware that several of her elderly patients have died after routine surgery. It isn't normal and she decides to investigate despite the warnings that she has been given. The surgeon who performed the surgeries isn't worried about it because according to him - old Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist at a large teaching hospital in Florida. Her life is anything but smooth - her husband has been in a coma since an IED explosion and she is on probation - one more issue and she'll be fired. She becomes aware that several of her elderly patients have died after routine surgery. It isn't normal and she decides to investigate despite the warnings that she has been given. The surgeon who performed the surgeries isn't worried about it because according to him - old people die and it's no big deal. Her investigation into these deaths jeopardizes not only her career but her life and the lives of those she loves. When she is put on leave by the hospital, she works even harder to solve the mystery of the deaths and to clear her name. This is a fast paced medical drama with an end that I didn't see coming. It puts the spotlight on end of life care and who should be making the decisions to let someone die. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Kate Downey was a well written and very likable character who wanted to protect everyone in her care as well as her friends and family. I hope the author writes more books about her in the future.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kindle Worm

    It’s been a bad week for Dr. Kate Downey, all of a sudden her patients are dying after simple surgical procedures. On probation for another incident, she is in the hot seat, especially when she starts a quest to find out just what is going on. Joined by her med student, Jenn, her Aunt Irm and Christian, the son of one of the deceased, she is soon deep into the mystery. It isn’t long until Kate finds herself on medical leave pending an investigation, and when it becomes personal, Kate fights back It’s been a bad week for Dr. Kate Downey, all of a sudden her patients are dying after simple surgical procedures. On probation for another incident, she is in the hot seat, especially when she starts a quest to find out just what is going on. Joined by her med student, Jenn, her Aunt Irm and Christian, the son of one of the deceased, she is soon deep into the mystery. It isn’t long until Kate finds herself on medical leave pending an investigation, and when it becomes personal, Kate fights back harder. A well written medical thriller by someone that knows what she’s talking about. This was a very fast read with characters that you can’t help but root for. I definitely wouldn’t mind catching up with Kate, Christian and Aunt Irm in future books to see where the next chapter takes them! Thank you to Oceanview Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC of this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Dr. Kate Downey is experiencing something most drs do not. The deaths of her patients. As she tries to find out more information her colleague tries to place the blame square on her. She must find out who or what is causing the deaths and quickly before her job is in jeopardy. This is a great psychological thriller that has everything needed to keep you entertained and engrossed from page one till the end. Speaking of the end, it will blow you away. I did not see that coming and that made the bo Dr. Kate Downey is experiencing something most drs do not. The deaths of her patients. As she tries to find out more information her colleague tries to place the blame square on her. She must find out who or what is causing the deaths and quickly before her job is in jeopardy. This is a great psychological thriller that has everything needed to keep you entertained and engrossed from page one till the end. Speaking of the end, it will blow you away. I did not see that coming and that made the book even better. This one is worth a read to find out what happened. Thank you to netgalley as well as the author for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion..

  9. 4 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    Fatal Intent is a captivating and intriguing medical mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tammy Euliano writes a fast-paced read that you won't be able to put down. Dr. Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist who has a lot on her plate at the moment. She is trying to do what's best for her husband who is in a coma and in a vegetative state, on probation at work, and is trying to understand why some of her patients are dying mysteriously. When she starts to notice a pattern in Fatal Intent is a captivating and intriguing medical mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tammy Euliano writes a fast-paced read that you won't be able to put down. Dr. Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist who has a lot on her plate at the moment. She is trying to do what's best for her husband who is in a coma and in a vegetative state, on probation at work, and is trying to understand why some of her patients are dying mysteriously. When she starts to notice a pattern in patients, she questions one of her colleagues. She doesn't want to risk her own probation status so does everything by the book when it comes to reporting these types of issues. But who can she truly trust? No one in the higher-ups of the hospital seems to be listening to her thoughts and opinions on these patient deaths. So, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to investigate on her own. She becomes close to one of the victim's sons, Christian. He is a lawyer and helps whenever she has questions and she helps with some of his medical questions. They form a bond and friendship as they are both looking to find the correlation between all the deaths. As they start getting closer to revealing who is behind everything, things start to become more dangerous. Kate wants to protect everyone close to her like her Great Aunt Irm, Christian, and one of her medical students. She feels the pressure to protect and save everyone and is forced to make some tough life or death decisions. I give Fatal Intent 5 stars. I loved the medical aspect of the story because the author is a real anesthesiologist and readers will be able to feel the genuine nature of a medical setting. I also enjoyed the mystery of the story. Just when you think Kate and Christian are going to uncover the truth they are hit with another obstacle. I think readers will be shocked at the reveal of the mystery person causing all of this and all the secrets revealed.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Illustrious Illusions

    Fatal Intent came out of nowhere for me and sucked me in. A thrilling medical story that has it's fair share of twists and turns with action and friendships to keep things real. I am really hoping that the author has more books with these characters up her sleeve. Fatal Intent came out of nowhere for me and sucked me in. A thrilling medical story that has it's fair share of twists and turns with action and friendships to keep things real. I am really hoping that the author has more books with these characters up her sleeve.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    This medical thriller focuses on end-of-life issues and will likely polarize those who read it. Dr. Kate Downey, an anesthesiologist, discovers that incapacitated patients seem to be dying at home just a few days after a minor surgical procedure. Her suspicions lead her to become involved in an amateur investigation that affects her family, friends, colleagues, and her job. NO SPOILERS. Because the theme of this novel is so controversial, it would likely make a great choice for a book club discus This medical thriller focuses on end-of-life issues and will likely polarize those who read it. Dr. Kate Downey, an anesthesiologist, discovers that incapacitated patients seem to be dying at home just a few days after a minor surgical procedure. Her suspicions lead her to become involved in an amateur investigation that affects her family, friends, colleagues, and her job. NO SPOILERS. Because the theme of this novel is so controversial, it would likely make a great choice for a book club discussion. If life is no longer worth living, if a particular loved one is a drain on resources, if there's no hope for anything other than a slow, lingering death -- who should decide when that life should end and how should it be done? It's a question that many readers may need to answer in their own personal lives, and it's a good one. The way the topic is handled, and the plot and action of this particular book, however, really left me reeling a bit. I had a very difficult time with the main character, her behavior, and the constant, convenient coincidences that allowed her to pursue the chase to solve these crimes. The romance aspect also really left me rolling my eyes. I usually love any type of novel that has a medical aspect due to my own background, but i just couldn't pull off the necessary suspension of disbelief as events spiraled to the predictable conclusion. Thank you to NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing for this e-book ARC to read and review. The author certainly holds the credentials and has the experience to write a more realistic medical thriller so I'll keep an eye out for any upcoming fiction title in the genre.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Lepri

    I have reviewed this book for New York Journal of Books where it will be posted the evening prior to the release date! "Fatal Intent" by Tammy Euliano MD Oceanview Publishing March 2, 2021 10-1608094162 320 pages Medical Thriller “A definite must read for those who enjoy medical thrillers.” Florida anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey has a lot on her mind. Not only is she grieving over the accident her beloved husband Greg suffered, leaving him in a vegetative state, but she also mourns a little girl she I have reviewed this book for New York Journal of Books where it will be posted the evening prior to the release date! "Fatal Intent" by Tammy Euliano MD Oceanview Publishing March 2, 2021 10-1608094162 320 pages Medical Thriller “A definite must read for those who enjoy medical thrillers.” Florida anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey has a lot on her mind. Not only is she grieving over the accident her beloved husband Greg suffered, leaving him in a vegetative state, but she also mourns a little girl she lost through miscarriage. Greg's brother Adam is stressing her out further. Adam wants to pull the plug on Greg, but she disagrees wholeheartedly. In addition to these stressors, she learns that several of the patients she administered anesthesia to for minor elective surgery are dying at home a few days later. This new revelation proves to be disturbing, and Kate needs to know what is causing these patients to pass within days of their surgery—many of them are elderly. Dr. Charles Ricken, a surgeon Kate distrusts and dislikes, claims she is at fault and places responsibility for these untimely deaths on her. To save her career and good name, she must prove her innocence. But where does she begin and who can she trust? Jennifer Mason, a gifted med student Kate mentors, is also concerned. Could she have caused these fatalities? Kate confides in Jen about her worries as well as in her great aunt Irm, a feisty and sharp-as-a-tack senior citizen who lives with Kate. Dr. Ricken claims Jen botched the intubation of the first patient who died, yet Kate insists that although there was some some difficulty at first, everything went smoothly, and no way could anything she did cause a fatality. When Kate attends the funeral of Dr. O'Donnell, one of her first deceased patients, she meets his lawyer son, Christian. She praises him for his lovely eulogy of his father, yet she is somewhat worried he may blame her for his father's demise. When he invites her to grab a bite to eat, he mentions his brother wants copies of the records from their dad's surgery. This raises red flags for Kate. Could they really consider his death her fault? When other patients die shortly after surgery—and those who were ones in Kate's care—distrust of her runs rampant in the hospital, and she is temporarily suspended from duty. Kate knows something sinister is going on, and to save her good name and career, she decides to investigate. Kate and Jennifer peruse all the surgical records of those who died, trying to find a common factor. Kate asks to attain some diagnostic testing on lab work done on a few victims only to learn said patients have been cremated, so samples cannot be attained. What next? Putting their heads together, Irm offers suppositions pointing to Brad Jernigan, a recently employed substitute Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). He just happened to attend to all of those who perished. A search for him finds he has mysteriously left the job and the hospital. Tension escalates when Kate hears from her friend Randi, whose attorney husband confides in her brother-in-law, that Adam impersonated Greg by selling their mother's home, which Greg received in trust, yet due to his current condition, the estate reverts to Kate. Adam, a reformed drug and alcohol addict, cannot be trusted, but Kate has other important matters on her mind. When Randi discusses this, she tells Kate her husband is worried that Adam may be impersonating Greg in other ways. They are similar in appearance, and Adam is known to be devious. Kate asks, "'What ways?' "'Your mortgage, credit cards, bank accounts, he could do a lot of damage.'" Kate is further apprehensive about Adam and his shenanigans, yet all she can deal with is being suspected of killing her patients, so she puts this situation on the back burner. Now her main and only concern is to find out the truth about those who perished under her care. Christian befriends Kate and includes himself in the search for answers. When her home is vandalized, he comes to her rescue. It appears someone broke through the sliding glass door, and Kate’s dog Shadow sustains several cuts in his paws. She believes this is a random break-in. That is until a note attached to Shadow’s collar reading “Back off” is discovered. Could this be Brad? Though she refuses, Christian insists Kate and her aunt stay at his place, specifying mostly to keep Irm safe. More tragedy strikes when Jen goes missing. This is right after she contacts Kate with a cryptic text message saying, "He's here!" Kate knows she’s been doing some sleuthing on her own, so could she have found this man who they’ve discovered is going under many aliases? How much worse can things get? Is Jen in danger? "Fatal Intent," a fast-faced read, is both terrifying and captivating, with many intriguing subplots. This debut novel written with accurate knowledge of the medical field is straightforward and easy to understand without the addition of too much medical jargon. What is hair-raising is the possibility that someone so deranged could perpetrate such transgressions though they allege these acts are executed with good intentions—even if they are devastating and illegal. A definite must read for those who enjoy medical thrillers.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Gillan

    This is a story about a anesthesiologist who discovers that two of her recent patients have died. When a third one passes, she begins to question how all these deaths could have happened. This story does bog in the beginning. There are so many characters introduced, so much hospital protocol, and policies that are told to the reader that I began to wonder if I should continue or just give it up. I am so glad I continued. At around chapter ten, everything starts to fall into place. The characters This is a story about a anesthesiologist who discovers that two of her recent patients have died. When a third one passes, she begins to question how all these deaths could have happened. This story does bog in the beginning. There are so many characters introduced, so much hospital protocol, and policies that are told to the reader that I began to wonder if I should continue or just give it up. I am so glad I continued. At around chapter ten, everything starts to fall into place. The characters become deeper and interesting. The storyline really takes off, and it was difficult to put this book down. Very good writing, and a subject that has sparked some controversy regarding moral, ethical, and legal issues.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    ⁣ 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬⁣ ⁣ 🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ Thank you @fsbassociates and @oceanviewpub for this ARC of Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano. ⁣ ⁣ Fatal Intent sucks you in from the first chapter and doesn’t let you go! I really had a hard time putting this one down to resume my normal daily life! A great medical thriller written by an MD; who doesn’t get their reader lost with medical jargon, but still keeps the reader on their toes! ⁣ ⁣ There were a few parts that may be considered “cliche” ⁣ 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬⁣ ⁣ 🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ Thank you @fsbassociates and @oceanviewpub for this ARC of Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano. ⁣ ⁣ Fatal Intent sucks you in from the first chapter and doesn’t let you go! I really had a hard time putting this one down to resume my normal daily life! A great medical thriller written by an MD; who doesn’t get their reader lost with medical jargon, but still keeps the reader on their toes! ⁣ ⁣ There were a few parts that may be considered “cliche” for a murder mystery, but I would say were necessary to make the plot line work...and yes there is a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming until the last few chapters! ⁣ ⁣ Overall a fast paced 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ star read worth your while! ⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗧𝗮𝗺𝗺𝘆 𝗘𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭!⁣ ⁣ 🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ 𝘚𝘺𝘯𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘴:⁣ 𝘿𝙧. 𝙆𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙚𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩, 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙚𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙮..𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙮! 𝘼𝙨 𝘿𝙧. 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙪𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙙𝙤𝙭 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣! 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝘿𝙧. 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝, 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚; 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙚..𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚?⁣ ⁣ 🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️🩺🥼🧑🏻‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚!⁣ ⁣

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    This was an excellent medical thriller! Gripping from the very beginning, this novel delicately handled the sensitive topic of assisted suicide while creating a suspenseful story. The characters were believable and I cared about them right from the start. The writing was spectacular. I did feel like the ending could have been done better, it felt rushed. Overall a great read!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    Dr. Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist who is more than a little bit perplexed when several of her patients suddenly die. She is determined to uncover the truth, especially since a coworker attempts to place the blame squarely on Kate's shoulders. With assistance from one of the victim's sons, a relative, and a student, they will try to put the puzzle pieces together before anyone else dies. I don't read many medical thrillers, but Fatal Intent caught my eye and kept me guessing until the last pa Dr. Kate Downey is an anesthesiologist who is more than a little bit perplexed when several of her patients suddenly die. She is determined to uncover the truth, especially since a coworker attempts to place the blame squarely on Kate's shoulders. With assistance from one of the victim's sons, a relative, and a student, they will try to put the puzzle pieces together before anyone else dies. I don't read many medical thrillers, but Fatal Intent caught my eye and kept me guessing until the last page. I was surprised by the whodunnit and why which to me, is always the sign of having read an enjoyable book. 3.5 stars.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    I haven't read a lot of medical thrillers, but when presented with the opportunity to read Fatal Intent, I couldn't pass it up. This book gave me SO MUCH anxiety! I had a great time reading this and had a lot of "OMG" and "holy shit!" moments. The pace is a bit slower at first, but when this picks up it doesn't stop until the very end. This book is incredibly sad and tense and unpredictable. If you're super squeamish or bothered by medical events, hospitalization, etc., I'd proceed with caution. C I haven't read a lot of medical thrillers, but when presented with the opportunity to read Fatal Intent, I couldn't pass it up. This book gave me SO MUCH anxiety! I had a great time reading this and had a lot of "OMG" and "holy shit!" moments. The pace is a bit slower at first, but when this picks up it doesn't stop until the very end. This book is incredibly sad and tense and unpredictable. If you're super squeamish or bothered by medical events, hospitalization, etc., I'd proceed with caution. Content warnings: miscarriage, infant death, suicide, death of a spouse Thank you FSB Associates for the ARC!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    Goodreads Kindle Copy Win Something does not seem quite right as elderly patients are dying from minor surgeries. Coincidence, natural causes, malpractice or a serial killer on the loose? Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey becomes suspicious as she looks into the cases which will threaten her job and life. The stress will have her making choices of what she wants to save more. A thriller that will have you thinking.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Hare

    I received an ARC of this book and was immediately captivated. What a crazy journey with a doctor as she tries to figure out why patients are dying. A really good mystery and not too much medical jargon to weigh it down. Highly recommend.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rashmi Menon

    Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano is a fast-paced medical mystery thriller. The story follows the main character Dr. Kate Downey who starts looking into the unexpected deaths of elderly patients after minor surgeries, which shouldn’t have killed them. Kate is an anesthesiologist and was part of the team involved in the surgeries. While she suspects the surgeon Dr. Charles Ricken, she does not have any evidence to prove it. The Chief of Staff is quick to blame Dr. Kate Downey as she is already under Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano is a fast-paced medical mystery thriller. The story follows the main character Dr. Kate Downey who starts looking into the unexpected deaths of elderly patients after minor surgeries, which shouldn’t have killed them. Kate is an anesthesiologist and was part of the team involved in the surgeries. While she suspects the surgeon Dr. Charles Ricken, she does not have any evidence to prove it. The Chief of Staff is quick to blame Dr. Kate Downey as she is already under probation for a previous error, she committed during a heart transplant. Kate now has to prove her innocence to not only save her job but her career as well. And she must do it while caring for her husband who’s in a vegetative state after an accident while on duty. When Christian O’ Donnell, a lawyer and the son of one of the victims, offers to help her, she finds herself with an accomplice and a good friend. Kate wrestles with her growing feelings for Christian while she feels guilty for her feelings when her husband is in such a state. The whole story takes place within a two-three weeks window and is paced very well. Clues that lead to the original killer are placed throughout the book, plus one to the author for managing to do this in as subtle a manner as possible. One of the most annoying things I find in thriller novels is when clues end up becoming spoilers. Tammy Euliana has managed to provide the readers with enough to keep it interesting, but at the same time keep us guessing. Dr. Kate Downey is a lovable character and as a reader, I felt an instant connection to her. She goes through a variety of internal emotional conflicts during the two weeks of traumatic events as the story unfolds. It culminates by leading her to an impossible decision where she must make a choice on who to save among all her loved ones. An impossible choice for any human let alone a Doctor who has taken an oath to protect all lives. The Climax of the story reveals the killer and the figure behind the killer. While I was able to guess who it might be, I was pleasantly surprised by the manner in which it was revealed. It kept me on the edge of my seat and had me turning the pages without missing a beat. The only aspect that I did not like was the stereotyping of POC. The author describes a Black Man for the security guard role, an Asian Ph.D. researcher, and a Latina Housekeeper. I would’ve preferred it if the author hadn’t done that and left their ethnicity out of the descriptions for these very minor roles that are a blink and you miss roles in the book. Religion and the right to live or die is a big concept of this book. However, the author has managed to base the mystery on this concept without making it controversial. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it to everyone who loves a good mystery thriller, especially those who love medical mysteries. I give it a solid 4/5 stars. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Power

    Rating: 5/5 stars. “Fatal Intent” is a thrilling medical mystery from start to finish. For someone like myself who is not in the healthcare field, the plot is very believable and not outlandish. The author is a doctor as well so it is likely fairly accurate, although I cannot speak to this with certainty. The novel also touches on a lot of controversial topics, such as the right-to-die debate, and is sure to inspire a lot of conversation at book club meetings. I also loved that the novel is not b Rating: 5/5 stars. “Fatal Intent” is a thrilling medical mystery from start to finish. For someone like myself who is not in the healthcare field, the plot is very believable and not outlandish. The author is a doctor as well so it is likely fairly accurate, although I cannot speak to this with certainty. The novel also touches on a lot of controversial topics, such as the right-to-die debate, and is sure to inspire a lot of conversation at book club meetings. I also loved that the novel is not bogged down by overuse of medical jargon, an issue that plagues a lot of medical thrillers. This means that “Fatal Intent” can be enjoyable and readable by both newcomers and veterans to the genre. Right away the plot draws you in. It is easy to relate and be empathetic to the main character’s position and predicaments. As her life gets more and more complicated, the protagonist emerges as a hero and the reader just really wants her to succeed and find happiness. There are some killer twists along the way, and the action moves quickly. I hope to see more awesome novels from this author soon. *I received a complimentary copy of this book on NetGalley and have provided an honest review.*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Srivalli Rekha

    3.9 Stars Anesthesiologist, Dr. Kate Downey, has enough issues to deal with. When the elderly patients who were under the care start to die, she worries how it would affect her already troubled career. As more deaths occur, and Christian, the son of one of the dead men, wants to check if there was something sinister, Kate agrees to check the reports with him. The incidents at the hospital, the hostility from the Chief of Staff, a surgeon, and a medical student begin to push her into a corner. Kat 3.9 Stars Anesthesiologist, Dr. Kate Downey, has enough issues to deal with. When the elderly patients who were under the care start to die, she worries how it would affect her already troubled career. As more deaths occur, and Christian, the son of one of the dead men, wants to check if there was something sinister, Kate agrees to check the reports with him. The incidents at the hospital, the hostility from the Chief of Staff, a surgeon, and a medical student begin to push her into a corner. Kate knows she needs to get to the bottom of the issue. Together with Christian, Aunt Erm, and a few others, she starts collecting information. She gets threats, has to take a leave of absence, and almost loses her life. With her husband, Greg, lying in a coma for a year with no signs of improvement, Kate has a lot to lose. How she gathers evidence, fights the killer, and finally comes to terms with some things in her life forms the story. The book starts on a slow note, and with so many characters being introduced, it gets hard to keep track. But the story picks up speed, and it gets easier to remember the characters. Not all of them are important, so it’s easy once we get into the story. The narration slows down and picks up at the appropriate places, making the story quite intriguing and engaging. While the readers know who the killer is and even probably why the way the climax was handled was very good. There is action, enough of it to keep us reading page after page without taking a break. Some of the characters felt unidimensional as if that’s all they could do. It did bring down the interest a little. However, Aunt Irm, gets our attention. The way her mind works, and how she expresses it makes her a strong and sensible character. While Kate is hesitant, cautious, and wondering, Aunt Irm doesn’t hesitate or stall. She is straightforward and better at connecting the dots. The theme deals with Religion and God, but the author handled it deftly without overemphasizing, taking sides, or preaching. This balance works well for the book. Overall, the story needs some patience and determination to read the first 20%. But stick around, and you’ll enjoy a good medical thriller (even if some of it is too complex for non-medics to understand). I received an ARC copy from NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing and am voluntarily leaving a review. #FatalIntent #NetGalley

  23. 4 out of 5

    John

    I received this book through "NetGalley" Read Now program. This story begins with Kate discovering that 3 of the patients that she performed anesthesia on have died. Since she was placed on probation, she decided that she needed too look into the cases to find out what happened. She brought this to the attention of the surgeon to see if he had any ideas. He just said that they were all sick and people die. Because of this conversation, the surgeon filed a complaint with the chief of staff as well I received this book through "NetGalley" Read Now program. This story begins with Kate discovering that 3 of the patients that she performed anesthesia on have died. Since she was placed on probation, she decided that she needed too look into the cases to find out what happened. She brought this to the attention of the surgeon to see if he had any ideas. He just said that they were all sick and people die. Because of this conversation, the surgeon filed a complaint with the chief of staff as well as the Medical Board. In her defense, she explained to the chief of staff and the people dying as well as an explanation for a complaint filed by a study that she tried to help with his problem solving an simulation of a person going into distress. The student needed to be able to perform in order to pass her course. Kate was place on a leave of absence, so she continued investigating the deaths of patients in her hospital. She along with Chris, a son of one of the patients, in addition to one her students. In the course of the investigation, Kate had her house broken into as well as potentially being killed while vising one of the patients that was still alive. Also, the pursuit of other cases which were similar as well as 2 that happened just recently in Atlanta and which resulted in the death of Kate's student. After the Atlanta incident, Kate was placed in another predicament when she received a call that her husband, who was in a coma, required emergency surgery. The facts all fell in place while at this location. To find out the events that happened at the hospital her husband was in, whether Kate was vindicated, and who all of the parties involved with the killings were, then you must read this book. You won't be disappointed.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christina Marie Reads

    This was a fast paced, page turner of a medical thriller and I enjoyed it immensely! I absolutely loved the main character, Dr. Kate Downey and hope to see her soon in future books by Tammy Euliano!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lauri Broadbent

    If you enjoy a good medical thriller then Fatal Intent is for you. You can tell by the details this author belongs to the medical community.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Clapton

    A very good read. It gripped me from the start. The topic is an interesting one. I for one would not want to live a half life and would hope for a mercy killing, so my family didn't have to willow in my slow passing. We often joke about it, but it is a very serious subject with very serious consequences, I would hope by then there will not be any legal issues. All in all a very thought provoking topic. A very good read. It gripped me from the start. The topic is an interesting one. I for one would not want to live a half life and would hope for a mercy killing, so my family didn't have to willow in my slow passing. We often joke about it, but it is a very serious subject with very serious consequences, I would hope by then there will not be any legal issues. All in all a very thought provoking topic.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ileana Renfroe

    Fatal Intent by Tammy Euliano was a great mystery that kept me intrigued until the very end. Just enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Love the MC - Dr. Kate Downey. Overall I give this a 5 star review. This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest opinion.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Suanne

    As a physician, I was sucked right into this book, partly because of the medical accuracy (the author is a physician herself), the strong female protagonist, and the end-of-life issues. Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey realizes that elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. And she provided anesthesia to several of them. The question remains, did they did of natural causes or some form of malpractice. She approaches her superiors and quickly learns that protecting the hospital As a physician, I was sucked right into this book, partly because of the medical accuracy (the author is a physician herself), the strong female protagonist, and the end-of-life issues. Anesthesiologist Dr. Kate Downey realizes that elderly patients are dying at home days after minor surgery. And she provided anesthesia to several of them. The question remains, did they did of natural causes or some form of malpractice. She approaches her superiors and quickly learns that protecting the hospital is more important than searching out the causes of these deaths. Euliano does a great job in upping Kate’s stakes. The woman has recently suffered a miscarriage, and now, with her beloved husband in a coma from a traumatic brain injury from an IED, there won’t be another child, at least not with him. Eventually, as she realizes that the deaths are due to a serial killer, she eventually has to choose which of her loved ones must be sacrificed and which she can save. on Kate. Or a serial killer? And why doesn’t anyone care? wants to know why, but her unorthodox investigation threatens her job, her family, and her very life. The stakes escalate to the breaking point when Kate, under violent duress, is forced to choose which of her loved ones to save—and which must be sacrificed. This is a fast-paced medical drama that deals with end-of-life issues every physician—and every family—must deal with. Who should be saved? Who should be allowed to die? And who should play God?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    What a wonderful discovery of a book and author! Medical thrillers are uncommon and this one is a special treat. As it was written by a doctor it is resplendent with the voice of knowledge and experience yet without condescension. Talk about a thought provoking topic, too...assisted death and playing God. This book is largely about making choices, finding truth and the importance of family and other relationships. Dr. Kate Downey, an anaesthesiologist and teacher, is horrified to discover that p What a wonderful discovery of a book and author! Medical thrillers are uncommon and this one is a special treat. As it was written by a doctor it is resplendent with the voice of knowledge and experience yet without condescension. Talk about a thought provoking topic, too...assisted death and playing God. This book is largely about making choices, finding truth and the importance of family and other relationships. Dr. Kate Downey, an anaesthesiologist and teacher, is horrified to discover that patients in her care at the hospital are inexplicably dying from minor surgeries. To add to this horror she is blamed. Desperate to prove herself innocent she and others in her circle work together to investigate. Not only that but further deaths must be prevented. I really like the suspense (was practically gnawing my tongue), protagonist and Aunt Irm, the medical aspect and the windy paths we are taken down. The plot and subplots are riveting. The ending is well done. Do not pass this one by. Anyone even remotely intrigued by medical thrillers ought to read this. I certainly hope the author writes more! My sincere thank you to Oceanview Publishing and NetGalley for the privilege of reading this fantastic book!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I loved this book from the first page to the last. The author immediately drew me in and the characters were so well described that I felt like I knew them. I looked up the author in hopes of finding more of her books but sadly, this is her debut fiction. I sincerely hope this very talented author writes more books and I would love to see this one turned into a series!

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