Book Review

NIGHTWATCH
by Jo Leigh

Genre: Series, Harlequin Code Red, Previously Published Series Imprints

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Dr. Rachel Browne is always in control of her emotions. But when her boss, ER chief Dr. Guy Giroux, is traumatized by the death of his 18-year-old stepdaughter and worried about the newborn son she left behind, Rachel finds herself wanting to do everything in her power to help Guy. To be the supportive friend he needs, Rachel must confront her greatest fears. Jo Leigh's Nightwatch (4) is a novel that skillfully handles dialogue and emotional themes, especially those of grief, hope and forgiveness. Although there are a few loose ends left at the book's conclusion, the author creates two sympathetic protagonists whose journey holds the reader's attention.

Reviewed By: Marilyn Weigel

Publisher: Harlequin

Published: January 2005

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3 Stars

Average Rating: 3 Stars
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Nightwatch

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 20, 2012 - 12:00am.

It's a busy night in the E.R. and Dr. Rachel Browne is up to her neck in patients. When a young pregnant woman arrives already in labor, Rachel delivers the baby, but the mother dies. The next morning, E.R. Chief Guy Giroux is shocked to find out his ex-wife's daughter died in his hospital. He didn't even know she was pregnant. Battling his grief, Guy confronts Rachel about what happened. She shows him compassion and tenderness, and decides to help Guy find out how his step-daughter ended up in this situation.

This story started out with lots of drama in a busy emergency room; but it soon turned into a story about a doctor who is attracted to her boss and the story started to drag. Solving the mystery of the dead step-daughter didn't really work well in this book. Most of the revelations were not made by the hero or heroine, but by a third party who was helping them out. The story had a unique premise, but it just didn't keep my interest until the end. My rating: 3.5 Stars.