The medical intrique part was well done and not too predictable. I had a whole other theory of what happened and "who done it". However, the book was way too long. The main medical mystery did not have enough separate events - just one OR event and the rest was her emotional state and all the legal ramifications.
All of the sub-plots involving her dad and her sister added nothing and could have been left out. There were no new medical incidents to build the tension. Certainly not a page turner.
Initally, I liked this book, but it seemed to stall once I got past the beginning. The ending wrapped things up a little too neatly for it to be believeable as well.
I took a chance with this book. I liked it, it dragged on in parts, but it was a great story all around. I my not be familiar with most of the medical terms, and procedures that were described in the story but it doesn't leave you going what the heck is she talking about?! Not a quick read.
I just finished reading Oxygen and it it certainly worth reading, espcially if you are a member of a pediatric medical care team. Very well written and heart reaching. A good and educational read.
Very good medical drama about Marie Heaton, an anesthesiologist working in an operating room in a Seattle hospital. When the death of a child in her operating room occurs, she is forced to re-examine everything that she did and all that is important to her. There is a great twist at the end that I doubt anyone would see coming. The characters are all too human and the plot moves along quickly without bogging down.