Monday, August 06, 2018

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Coroner by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush

Tomorrow, August 7th, Jennifer Graeser Dornbush's mystery debut novel, The Coroner, comes out, and because I ended up with an extra copy, I'm going to give that copy away - and it's a finished copy! I've just finished reading this book and will be posting my review soon. You can see what others have to say below and then be sure to enter the giveaway below!!!  

Title: The Coroner
Author: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
Published: August 2018, Crooked Lane Books
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Source: Publisher via Publicist

Summoned from her promising surgical career first to her estranged father’s bedside, and then his post as medical examiner when his small town needs urgent help with a suspicious death, Emily Hartford discovers home is where the bodies are in this pitch perfect mystery debut.

 Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she’s called home to Freeport, MI, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack and Emily is needed urgently to help with his recovery.

Not sure what to expect, Emily races home, blowing the only stoplight at the center of town and getting pulled over by her former high school love, now Sheriff, Nick Larson. At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a Senator’s teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town.

Reluctantly agreeing to help her father and Nick, Emily gets down to work, only to discover that the girl was murdered. The autopsy reminds her of her many hours in the morgue with her father when she was a young teen―a time which inspired her love of medicine. Before she knows it, she’s pulled deeper into the case and closer to her father and to Nick―much to the dismay of her big city fiance. When a threat is made to Emily herself, she must race to catch the killer before he strikes again in The Coroner, expertly written and sharply plotted, perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Julia Spencer Fleming.

What readers are saying:

“If you like small town mysteries, twisty reads or books by Lisa Black or Patricia Cornwell, you'll love The Coroner.”―Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Shallow Grave

"Fast-paced and riveting, The Coronor by Jennifer Dornbush is filled with surprises, authentic detail and memorable characters. Well done!”―Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of Thief's Mark

"Emily is strong and competent, vulnerable and kind... Add a twisty plot, romance, and family drama and the result is this satisfying first-in-a-series mystery."
―Dawn Eastman, author of Unnatural Causes


Giveaway Details -- (US Only) 
Thanks to the publicist, one reader will win a finished copy of  The Coroner  by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the rafflecopter by August 13th.
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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends August 13th.

Good Luck!!!   


  1. Looking forward to reading this one. It's already been on my TBR. Lots of good ones coming out tomorrow!

  2. This novel sounds enthralling and compelling. I know that I would enjoy it. Thanks.

  3. Sounds like a really good story. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance.

    1. I just got done reading an arc A Country Wedding by Leigh Duncan

  4. This one sounds great! The last book I recommended to friends was Girls Night Out! Thanks for the chance.

  5. I recommended Pride & Prejudice to my daughter today when we were at Books A Million.


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