Delayed Diagnosis : Rhea Lynch, M.D.

  • by Gwen Hunter
  • Narrated by Carol Hendrickson
  • Series: Rhea Lynch, M.D.
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known.
But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.
In a surreptitious examination, a hideous truth is revealed. Then a man is brought into her ER with similar symptoms. And then another. Each one of her patients has been willfully, brutally, silenced in a most inhuman way. Desperate to find answers, Rhea must determine who she can trust, as a powerful conspiracy threatens the people she loves - and perhaps the entire community.


Audible Editor Reviews

All the professional calm that Dr. Rhea Lynch learned in medical school deserts her when her closest friend suffers what appears to be a catastrophic stroke. Soon, Dr. Lynch learns that the stroke is more mysterious than it appears, especially when other patients start coming in to the ER of her small South Carolina hospital with all the same symptoms. Will she be able to find the real culprit in time? This is a fast-paced medical mystery skillfully narrated by performer Carol Hendrickson, who does an excellent and enjoyable South Carolina accent. Listeners who love feisty female heroines, medical mysteries, and tightly-plotted thrillers will enjoy this first installment of the Rhea Lynch series.


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly Good

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Lots of turns & twists in this story. They sure are mean & nasty in little Southern towns!!! There were so many things going on that I never did figure out who the really bad guy was.

Have you listened to any of Carol Hendrickson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. I've never read or listened to anything by this reader before but I like her style. She did a good job with the characters & pronounced all the medical terms properly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I was in my home office doing data entry & worked until dawn so I could finish the book.

Any additional comments?

I'll be buying more books in this series.

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- Sharon in Surrey


This is book one in the Rhea Lynch MD series. Dr. Lynch moved from Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital in Dawkin County.

Dr. Lynch returns from vacation to find her best friend near death form a stroke. Her family blocks Lynch from visiting her. Then a man is brought into the ER with similar symptoms, then another and another. A powerful conspiracy affects the entire community. Lynch discovers it is not a stroke but whatever it is, it was caused on purpose.

The pace is fast, lots of riveting ER action. The story is full of suspense, well drawn characters and a strong story line. I am enjoying this easy to read book that is full of suspense and humor. I have learned a number of southern expressions that I have never heard before. I am glad to have discovered the writings of Gwen Hunter. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. Carol Hendrickson narrated the book.
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- Jean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios