Review: Bitter Medicine

Bitter Medicine Book Review
4 of 5 stars to Bitter Medicine, the 4th book in the VI Warshawski mystery thriller series by Sara Paretsky. I really enjoyed this book, more than many of the others. In this installment, VI is trying to help out a friend, but things don’t go well and both the young girl and her newly born baby die. VI’s convinced a malpractice suit against the hospital is the right thing, but she’s unsure what’s lurking beneath the surface. The best part of this series is the character of Lotty. Lotty’s like a mother figure to VI. She is the only person to put VI in her place when she is acting a bit out of control. And when Lotty is in danger, VI is a force to be reckoned with. In this novel, Paretsky takes on health care, clinics, the hospital, insurance, fraud, surgery and policy and procedure. It’s a great story, full of deep characters and lots of information about the inner circle of how things really work. A bit dated, given it’s nearly 20+ years old, it perhaps still rings a little true these days.

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