Books Read in the Month of August 2020!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of August of 2020. Here are the 6 books I read and reviewed for August. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

I love sharing my reads in this Jemsbooks Segment, Books Read in the Month. I hope you will get a chance to look these books over soon. Thank you for your kind support of my work and my fellow authors.

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This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

A gripping and suspenseful story with graphic scenes that will keep you glued to the pages. The horrific descriptions of the serial killer may be difficult for the feint of heart.

This story kept me holding my breath as the killer is on the loose and going after the main character, Casey McKinley, FBI profiler, who was already tormented and severely injured by the killer’s hands previously. Children’s lives are being taken by this monster in a cruel and unthinkable way. Now the killer is once again coming after Casey but now he also wants her daughter.

Will Casey be able to defend herself and her daughter from this killer’s grasp? Will the killer be stopped before he kills any more children?

This was an unforgettable read!

This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

Only Wrong Once is a frightening thriller that hits home now that we are in the midst of a Pandemic with Covid-19! The characters are real and interesting while the storyline is gripping in detail and substance.

When FBI counterterrorism agent Quinn Traynor receives an urgent call from CDC agent, Madeline Hamilton, they both take on this case and do all they can to protect and defend their country and its citizens from harm. A bio-terror attack is responsible for taking the lives of people in different parts of the nation. Will they be able to find the terrorists responsible for this virus? How many people will be infected before they stop the spread? The author creates sub stories about her characters and how they are connected which makes for an intriguing inner story.

This is a thrilling book 1 of a 2-part series that kept me in suspense until the last page. I look forward to reading book 2.

This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

I have read a few historical novels by this talented author and loved each one. The Healer is a different kind of story for him. The author has created a story dealing with the medical profession, cures, greed and fraud that was both intriguing and surprising.

The main character, Erica, is told that she has terminal stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The story follows her through her journey to find a miraculous cure through a healer. She hasn’t always been a kind and caring person and realizes if she somehow gets a second chance she needs to change her life for the better. She meets a healer who is dealing with his own troubled past. As they work together to rid her body of this cancer they learn more about themselves and what is really important in life.

The ending of this book was quite a surprise. I can’t say anymore or I will ruin it for readers. All I can say is it was an enjoyable story with an ending I did not expect. When your readers do not figure out the ending of your story that is a compliment to the author. Kudos to the author!

This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

Outcome is an intriguing novel about organ donors and transplants that kept me turning pages. There are two stories that are intertwined in this book, one about a mother who is an organ donor and the other about her dog, Putt-Putt. There is a lot of medical information in this book due to the author being a doctor, but I found it fascinating having a little medical background myself.

Karen Puno, the mother who loses her life and is an organ donor, leaves her home in the middle of Hurricane Ivan to escape to safety not realizing that her life is about to end. Her dog, Putt-Putt, survives the car crash and is picked up and brought to a shelter. The reader travels along with Putt-Putt as he finds a new home but still is looking for his mistress, Karen. He is confused and lost.

The story about Putt-Putt is heartwarming and tender. Anyone who has had a pet will root for this adorable dog to find his home. The main story about organ transplants make one think about how important it is to be an organ donor to help others out there who are dying and in need of a transplant of some kind.

There is heartwrenching dialogue as the family of the deceased learn of her demise but then feel better to know that part of Karen will live on in another person. This was an enjoyable read and one that will stay with me for a long time.

This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

If a Tree Falls is a gripping mystery that delves into the mind of a serial killer. Seamus Sullivan enjoys killing and will continue on his killing spree until someone stops him.

When Richard Kurtz returns home to help out a fellow doctor who is having some difficulties he runs into more than he planned on this work/vacation. After his wife, Lenore, stumbles onto a skull in the woods things become convoluted and time consuming. He must use his impressive people observatory skills to help find the killer and stop the madness that has consumed his home town.

This thriller combines a serial killer, the mob, and the loss of a doctor’s ability to continue to practice medicine which makes for an enjoyable read. Some of the descriptive murder scenes were gruesome but added to this story that built up the suspense. You will not be able to put this one down!

This book is part of a collection of 17 medical thrillers in the book, Do No Harm.

Maya Hope is a gripping medical thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. The main protagonist, Nicklaus Hart, needs to gets his life together after the death of his best friend who was a missionary in Guatemala.

When Nick visits his friend’s wife in Guatemala to try to fill his friend’s shoes in the Mission Hospital he finds that for once in his life he finds peace helping the villagers with their medical problems. It’s nothing like working at his job back home at the MED where his supervisor was impossible to work with and unreasonable. He wants more than ever to find who was responsible for his friend’s death. Once he begins to delve into clues he ends up taking on more than he bargained for when sinister forces Involving viral aerolization from North Korea are revealed.

There are interesting and likable characters that the author has created in Nick, Buck, Annie, a Korean spy, and an intriguing story line that make for an excellent read. There is a spiritual theme to this lovely story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you for your support of my fellow authors by looking over these books on Amazon. We authors appreciate your kind support. Reviews are important and appreciated.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to Books Read in the Month of August 2020!

  1. A terrific selection Janice..thank you for sharing.. Have a lovely weekend..hugsx♥

  2. Thank you so much for this ❤

  3. Reblogged this on writerchristophfischer and commented:
    A lovely shout out and great reviews for books in medical thriller box set DO NO HARM including yours truly thriller THE HEALER

  4. dgkaye says:

    I have this set Janice. I appreciate learning about some of the books in the collection in your reviews. I loved Christoph’s book. ❤

  5. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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