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Review: The Queen of Hearts

Title: The Queen of Hearts

Author: Kimmery Martin

Release Date: February 13, 2018

Paperback Release: February 5, 2019

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: A debut novel set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness... Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. As chief resident, Nick Xenokostas was the center of Zadie's life--both professionally and personally--throughout a tragic chain of events in her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her. Nick's unexpected reappearance during a time of new professional crisis shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend.

My Review: This book is greys anatomy all the way. The drama, the medical cases and the twisted relationships that have formed. I loved the characters that martin created and enjoyed getting to know them but towards the end I really had issues with one of them. The problem I had was that they had done things that didn’t seem to mesh with who they were. I also felt that the amount of foreshadowing to get to the big dark secret was a bit overdone. It seemed like it took forever to get there and while I liked all the medical stuff in the book, it began to feel like filler and drag. I also just didn’t like the ending of the book. That is a personal preference though and I think a lot of people will like the book. If you love medical dramas then this is definitely a good place to start!

*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*Review:

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