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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Book Review: Death of an Intern (A Laura Wolfe Thriller) by Keith Donaldson
Book Review: Death of
an Intern (A Laura Wolfe Thriller) by Keith Donaldson
Death of an Intern was originally
published in 2004 and has a slightly dated feel. Perhaps because I work in the District of
Columbia, the setting for the novel, and am a bit of a new junkie, it is just
being said, Death of an Intern is a
creative thriller introducing intrepid newspaper reporter Laura Wolfe, whose
investigative skills and dogged pursuit of truth would make Woodward and
Bernstein proud. Wolfe is investigating
what appears to be a serial killer who mutilates pregnant women and steals
their fetuses and is shocked to recognize the second victim as an intern she
and her husband met at a party the Vice President hosted for his parents’
anniversary. This discovery makes the investigation personal for Wolfe,
particularly since she is also pregnant.
the author’s focus on Wolfe’s health, diet, rest, and stress reduction
surrounding Wolfe’s pregnancy was the only part of the book that I found
annoying and somewhat pandering to women. Employers do not become solicitous of
expectant mothers and professional women do not and should not be treated
differently in the workplace because of pregnancy. [I’m back off my soapbox].
Death of an Intern is the first
installment in the Laura Wolfe series and an excellent first effort. The story is convoluted. It is not a page-turner.
But it is a solid entry into a crowded literary field. I didn’t love it but I
liked it. A solid 3 of 5 stars.