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As young Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles to establish a medical practice in a southern town, both his social and professional conquests are derailed by a psychotic killer. In House Call no one connects the first victim, an attractive hospital nurse discovered floating in a bloody bathtub, to the near-frozen body of Dr. Cullen Gwinn, Chamblee’s mentor and chief proponent, found ...more
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Published February 22nd 2019 by Ponder House Press (first published 2006)
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Norma
( Format : Audiobook )
"You're having some hard knocks, Knox."
House Call is an immersive and enjoyable slow burn mystery thriller which follows various life threads in addition to that of the main killings. The reader is immediately plunged into the story with the brutal murder of Taylor Richards, a thirty three years old hospital nurse, in her bathtub by an unknown intruder, only to then be whisked away to Taylor's former workplace, and the trauma of an understaffed medical unit trying to cope
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Laura
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Here, young handsome Dr. Knox Chamblee joined an obstectrics/gynecology practice. At the same time that Dr. Chamblee is trying to establish his worth to the partners, a nurse who used to work for the practice is murdered. Law enforcement believe that the murderer might be her ex-husband. However, soon thereafter, one of the partners dies while hunting. Is his death accidental or is it
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Michael Hartnett
A Murder Mystery That Is So Much More
Darden North’s House Call is a murder mystery, but it is so much more. The novel simultaneously tells tales of reverse discrimination, of the treacheries imbedded in diet/anti-depressant pharmaceuticals, of the financial intricacies of the new age of medicine, and of even the psycho-social legacies of Southern miscegenation. Grounded in and around the environs of the fictional Montclair, Mississippi, House Call presents a clever, smart depiction of modern lif
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Rabid Reader
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this first book by Darden North M.D., he takes us into the cut throat world of an Obs/Gyne practice, where productivity and not ability determines if you make partner or not. The story starts with a captivating hook, as we experience a murder scene that makes you shudder, and you soon find yourself immersed in the twists and turns of this story. The unique characters and their intertwining lives keep you guessing as to what could possibly happen next and as to who the murderer is. The narrato ...more
Kimberly-Dawn pen name Quinn Young
Excellent L&D OB/GYN scenarios, characters and backstories. I have been a Doula for many years and got a good look into many medical practices. Right out of the gate this book resonates true. The Drs, nurses and patients all come off as believable and I found myself really investing in a number of the characters. The murder mystery doesn’t come off as the main theme because the medical parts were so well written.

This audiobook has an excellent Narrator so much so I will actually look for mo
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Courtney Odor
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

From the first page of the nurse's murder scene, this book had me hooked. This is my first introduction to the author's work, but I look forward to reading the rest of Darden North's books. The unique characters in "House Call" kept me guessing about what they could possibly do next. I have ne
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Jennifer
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a debut novel, Darden North has created a mystery full of twists and false trails. I loved Dr. Knox and hated his boss. He's a nice guy looking to do good while the universe seems to be out to get him. There are some very interesting and unique side characters in the story including a personal shopper to the ultra-rich and a super snobby charity lady who thinks she can control everybody. A significant portion of the story is taken up with commentary on the way the health care business works w ...more
April
House Call
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This book is slow moving, over informational, with too many plots to keep straight. There were bits and pieces that would have made a good story line.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Michael Robbins.



I was given a code for a free review copy audiobook at my request, the code did not work and Audible took away one of my credits!!! I have voluntarily left this review.
Deedra
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I nearly stopped reading this before getting halfway through.It just came off as bad taste,then it picked up and I couldn't put it down!A really good medical mystery. Michael Robbins was a good narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
timj26
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like medical drama your gonna love this
Good narrator and Well written medical situations with a end reveal I dident see coming
Some parts did get a little slow for me but overall I enjoyed this
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review
Lynne C,Masters
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing Read

Twist and turns fascinating. The plot development different and definitely keep the pages turning in avid anticipation. Definitely recommend. Ok
Carol
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murders steeped in the world of medicine as a young male gynecologist finds himself
Angela
Nov 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a Mississippi girl, born and raised, I wanted to support a fellow Mississippian and read this book. I love medical thrillers due to having worked in medical field for years. But, I felt the book was a bit too ambitious in that it felt all over the place with too many character storylines. Also, I thought it could have been edited a bit more to tone down some of the unnecessary descriptors.
Kimmie
Jan 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too slow, too many details, and way too boring. I could get the same information if I just sat in the ER for a night.
Laura
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! I was very impressed with Dr. North's first novel. Can't wait to read the rest!
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Darden North's mystery and thriller novels have been awarded nationally, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for "Points of Origin."

"The Five Manners of Death" released June 15, 2017, joins his other novels "Wiggle Room," "Fresh Frozen," and "House Call." Darden has served on author panels at writing conferences including Killer Nashville, Murder on the Menu, SIBA Thriller Author Panel, and
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