A Medical Murder Mystery
by Amy S. Peele
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 13 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 03 May 2021
Author Guide, She Writes Press
Sarah Golden and Jackie Larsen, best friends since nursing school, could never have imagined that they’d end up as amateur sleuths searching to find a killer—for the second time! Jackie, a stay-at-home mom with marriage troubles, is racing the clock to get her young son, Wyatt, a living kidney donor to avoid the ravages of dialysis. Sarah, who has been living her career in the fast-paced world of organ transplantation, is helping expedite Wyatt’s kidney transplant. Then a much-despised hospital colleague turns up dead of an opiate overdose—despite the fact that she’d never used drugs—and Sarah smells foul play. Her curiosity and tenacity pull Jackie, once again, into a life-and-death adventure that neither woman could have expected.
Armed with smarts, tenacity, big hearts, and their raucous senses of humor, the pair gets the help of a few colorful friends to pursue the killer and take on the mission in the only style they both know how: straight on and arm-in-arm as the friends they’ve always been.
“Match is a dark and convoluted story where Bay Area kidney transplant nurse Sarah Golden confronts a series of murderous crimes that lead her into a world of greed, corruption, fear, and terror, where she must fight for her own survival. Amy Peele knows what makes a great medical thriller, and has created one of the best in Match. Highly recommended!—DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper thriller series.
“It is so refreshing, and entertaining, to read a mystery that accurately portrays kidney transplantation and the nuances of the paired-exchange process – a great read!” —Garet Hil, Founder, National Kidney Registry
“With heart, compassion, and a dash of comic relief, Amy Peele’s engaging murder mystery takes us into the precarious realm of human organ transplantation. Here, as life-saving procedures become marred by money, social status, and criminal intent, a moral compass spins out of control, revealing just how far some will go to reach the top of the donor procurement platform.” —Chanticleer Book Reviews
“This surprising novel ponders the length to which the morally compromised might go to snag a new organ and examines whether it is possible to buy one’s way to the top of the organ transplant list. How does the process work? Who are the players, in the best and worst-case scenarios? The plot of Cut, Peele’s raucous, and sometimes bawdy, murder mystery, grapples with these questions while careening down a twisty, page-turning, nerve-racking, lusty, and occasionally heart-wrenching path to the answer.”—San Francisco Book Review
“This is the first book in a planned trilogy of ‘medical murder mysteries with a mission’ and if this one is anything to go by it is going to be a cracking series. It has been written with passion on a subject that is close to the author’s heart.” —Books From Dusk Till Dawn