Review of Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Dr. Katie LeClair. Book #2 

Dawn Eastman

5 Stars


Readers of J. T. Ellison and Tess Gerritsen will be enthralled by Do No Harm, by real-life small-town doctor and national bestselling author Dawn Eastman.

Small-town doctor Katie LeClair is drawn back into an old murder investigation, a mysterious disappearance, and a dark undercurrent of violence.

The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school—until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and balancing the responsibilities of a new house and the joys of a new romance, Katie is finally ready to start enjoying life. But danger arrives just as the town is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival—and once again, this doctor-turned-sleuth will have to unmask a killer in their midst.

Trouble comes in threes this Halloween. Katie sees a new patient 

who has just been released from prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Inexplicably, the patient suddenly goes missing. And matters take an even more sinister turn when a college student who had been investigating Katie’s old murder case is found dead in the woods near Baxter.

Could Katie’s involvement with the case be responsible for the student’s violent death? Is her new patient truly a cold-blooded murderer? Is this Halloween about to become a real-life horror show? Katie embarks on a desperate race to find the truth in Do No Harm, the second gripping Dr. Katie LeClair mystery.  (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Katie is a smart caring woman.  She is a doctor in a small town and she cares about her patients.  When one of them is being harassed after returning to town when he got out of prison, she is concerned about his safety.  But when a college student, who was investigating the crime that her patient got sent away for, disappears, Katie does not know what is going on and who is guilty.  She has her work cut out for her, trying to put the pieces together.

The writing style flows smoothly and defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing, and because of these descriptions pulled me into the story and took me on a suspenseful ride.  The mystery was well plotted and had plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery.   I really enjoyed this book and getting to know Katie.  

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Crooked Lane Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery by [Dawn Eastman]