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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Brain Damage

Narrator: Megan Tusing ASIN: B0B622FPXV

Publisher: Podium Audio

Publication Date: 08/16/2022

Format: Audio & e-book

My Rating: 5 Stars

After years of hard work, Dr. Charly McKenna finally has it all:

A prosperous career as a dermatologist? Check.

Spacious apartment overlooking Central Park? Check.

Handsome lawyer husband? Double check.

Then, one night a bullet rips through the right side of her skull and she loses everything.

As Charly struggles to recover from her brain injury, she begins to realize that the events of that fateful night are trapped in the damaged right side of her brain. Now, she must put the jigsaw pieces together to discover the identity of the man who tried to kill her...before he finishes the job he started.


Featured in Medscape's Top Summer Reads for Physicians!

"In blending a recovery process with a story of attempted murder and intrigue, Freida McFadden has created an engrossing saga with plenty of twists and turns, highly recommended for medical thrillers readers who look for realistic, compelling writing."

--D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"One of the best dual point of view books to be found, Ms. McFadden has deftly crafted an almost perfect manuscript! Solid writing holds the plot together and delivers a masterful mystery. The two very different romances that ensue are delivered with ease and beauty. The essence of hope that ensues during the tale being told is enriching and gives delightful warmth to a tragic tale."

--Penelope Ann Bartolo, InD'tale Magazine

"I enjoyed Brain Damage so much that I couldn't put it down. The plot is exciting and intriguing... an exciting read that will take readers on a journey that's satisfying and thrilling. I highly recommend it."

--Sherri Fulmer Moorer, Readers' Favorite

"I enjoyed this book which is more than a thriller or mystery, it is about the grandeur of the human spirit, cornered and caught up in a web of inertia and stasis. The courage and strength is takes to survive such a catastrophic event is both fascinating and heart breaking."

--Bette Golden Lamb, bestselling co-author of The Gina Mazzio RN medical thriller series

"An attempted murder, and the profoundly brain-injured physician-victim's stuttering recovery set the stage for a story of mystery, courage, richly evocative characters, romance, and surprising twists.... Highly recommended."

--Tom Combs, author of medical thriller Nerve Damage

"The protagonist is an interesting character packed with wit, an inferiority complex, and strength and determination at the same time. Having read 'Gone Girl,' this novel has a similar thread to its storyline. However, thumbs up to Brain Damage - a much better read!"

--Barbara Ebel, author of Operation Neurosurgeon

"An enjoyable, informative and quick read, I couldn't put it down once I started. Highly recommended!"

--Eve Shvidler, author of Burning the Short White Coat

"I highly recommend Brain Damage!" -

-Lyn Horner, author of Romancing the Guardians series

Review Coming!

About the Author

​#1 Amazon and USA Today bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. She lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.



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