by Carol Cassella
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews
Oxygen is the story of a thirty-seven year old anesthesiologist Dr. Marie Heaton, is a very dedicated anesthesiologist. For the past seven years she has worked at First Lutheran Hospital in Seattle, Washington where she has earned the respect of her colleagues. Marie’s life comes to a screeching halt when she administers anesthesia to an eight-year old girl named Jolene Jansen. For some unexplained reason, Jolene’s heart rate drops and her blood loses its oxygen supply. Although Dr. Heaton tries every thing to save her, she fails. This tragic incident leads to sleepless nights during which she begins to second-guesses herself, wondering what she could have done differently.
The author of this book is an anesthesiologist and she writes with detail and tells the story in the first person. The author has superbly penned a suspenseful story and has the capability of drawing her reader in and keeping you on the edge. I highly recommend this one and give it 4 stars.