Cassella delivers a mind-bending, emotionally charged story featuring tough medical and end-of-life issues. The plot slowly builds as we learn the backstory of a critically injured patient and the dilemmas facing her doctor. Not your ordinary mystery, this is an unusual plot and a great, thought-provoking read.

Dr. Charlotte Reese is growing curiously attached to unconscious Jane Doe, a hit-and-run victim under her care in ICU. As she works against the odds to keep Jane Doe alive, Charlotte tries to identify her patient and locate family members who will need to make difficult choices concerning the continuation of medical treatment. Charlotte’s boyfriend, Eric, becomes involved in the search for Jane Doe’s identity and provides unexpected information concerning the victim. What Charlotte and Eric find is a surprise that will forever change their lives, their relationship and the life of another person. (SIMON AND SCHUSTER, Mar., 352 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joyce Morgan