Review of The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

4 out of 5 stars

This book came highly recommended to me from a good bookish friend of mine due to our love for Grey’s Anatomy. While certain aspects of the book did deal with the two main characters being doctors it was more centered around one pivotal moment in both of their lives. I know they say never judge a book by it’s cover but holy moly this cover is gorgeous and I would have still picked this book up if I had seen it in a bookstore.

Zadie and Emma met each other in medical school and immediately became good friends. Having to deal with the stress and insane work hours brings them closer together and they move in together. When Zadie gets assigned to Dr. X, she feels an instant attraction towards him even though it’s frowned upon. After Zadie is no longer being trained under Dr. X she feels that they are finally free to be open with their relationship until she finds out he’s married. Fast forward, Emma and Zadie are both married with children and are both running very successful lives in the medical field. When a tragedy from years before comes back to light, Zadie finds out a lot more about the truth behind her friend’s death and she finds out her best friend has been keeping something from her for years.

I was surprised by how much I really liked this book. Any books having to deal with medical subjects fascinated me and I love that the author is a trauma surgeon and knew what she was talking about when describing medical cases instead of an author having to get their research elsewhere.

I loved both of the characters in this book and I loved the plot of the story also. I was shocked when Emma’s three year old patient got hit by a car, that her mother was driving, and subsequently died and Emma was being sued by the parents. This was a very interesting read and I enjoyed it a lot. I definitely want to read more by Kimberly Martin!

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