A Deadly Affection : Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mysteries

  • by Cuyler Overholt
  • Narrated by Carly Robins
  • Series: Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mysteries
  • 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York City, 1907. At the dawn of the 20th century, Americans believe that science, especially the medical sciences, will soon conquer all of mankind's ills. For a brief time, medical schools open their doors to women, allowing them to join the scientific crusade. Genevieve Summerford is one woman who answers the call.
After a past family tragedy for which she holds herself to blame, Dr. Genevieve Summerford wants nothing more than to succeed in her new career as a psychiatrist, and win back the respect of her family and peers. That goal is thrown into jeopardy, however, when one of her patients is arrested for murder - a murder Genevieve fears she may have unwittingly provoked. Desperate to prove to herself and the authorities that her patient is innocent, she is forced to enlist the aid of an influential Tammany captain who once worked for her family as a stable boy, and whose motives for helping her now are open to doubt.
Forging an uneasy alliance, the two uncover an astonishing secret about one of the city's most powerful families: a secret which, should Genevieve choose to reveal it, could bring down catastrophe on those she cares most about, but which, should she let it lie, will almost certainly send her patient to the electric chair.


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Most Helpful

Why can't this be a series?

When I finished this, I immediately checked to see if this might be part of a series. So sad that it isn't. Loved the characters and the storyline. I usually don't prefer romance in my mysteries but really enjoyed the Simon character. I figured out the mystery before it was revealed but it didn't matter. It was a good story and the naration was impeccable.
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- Marisa

Worth the listen

Though some of the language and character features were repetitive, overall the story had a good arc. A little deux ex machina at the end; 1.5 chapters to tie up 33 long chapters seemed a bit rushed. However, the historical details were beautiful and I enjoyed the twist at the end. If another book comes out with this main character, I'll most likely read it (not listen).
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books