The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin is a book with a storyline that really sucked me in.
Zadie and Emma are best friends and both are also wives, mothers and doctors. The book goes back and forth between current time and their third year of medical school where something happened which makes both of them very uncomfortable that their former chief resident, Dr. X, has returned. The story is told in the alternating perspectives of Zadie and Emma and I thought Martin did a great job of giving each woman a different voice.
While the storyline sucked me in these characters lives stressed me out! These women do not live a calm, peaceful life. The scenes depicting their experiences in medical school were so real and intense I felt like I was in the hospital with them and I came away with a deeper respect for anyone that has gone through medical school.
This is a fast moving book that reads quickly and a book you want to read quickly to find out what happened in that third year of school. But it is also a book about friendship and how the small choices we make change our lives and are the choices that shape who we are.
My copy of The Queen of Hearts was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!