Whisper Park Lane
by Darren Swart
Published June 26th 2019 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Dr. Cheryl Blumenthal is hired as Hospital Director for a rural North Carolina hospital. As she transitions from her role as doctor to administrator, she is shocked to find the hospital is in financial ruin. The situation worsens when she discovers embezzlement that may lead to members of her own staff.
She dives into uncovering who is behind the scheme. A death threat forces her to face the chilling prospect that the secret may be worth killing for. As she races to find answers she can't help but wonder if she will become a casualty before she discovers the truth. Can she save the hospital and herself?
When I picked this up, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I wasn’t sure if it was romance or thriller or what. What I uncovered was a sweet novel with lots of heart.
The beginning of this book was hard to get through. Not because it was hard to read but because this young boy who was a great piano player had injured his hand and the doctor immediately wanted to cut off his hand because of the injury. Once I forced myself past that part, the book was a breeze to read.
Cheryl Blumenthal tries to do the right thing and save this young piano player’s hand but is rewarded by being fired. A few days later a board member of the hospital recommends her to become the new hospital director. The hospital is losing money and Cheryl finds herself loaded down in egos and over spending. This book follows Cheryl as she rediscovers her own past and marries it with making the hospital bloom with a new energy and purpose.
There is a lot going on in this book besides uncovering the corruption in the hospital ranks that is bleeding the hospital dry. Cheryl rediscovers love with an old boyfriend who comes in to replace a resigning doctor. I did feel this situation was a bit of insta-love since they both came to that conclusion so quickly after years apart. But who am I to argue when the rest of the book is so heart-warming.
Definitely check this one out.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.