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Suicide Med [Kindle Edition]

Freida McFadden
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

There’s a reason Southside Medical School has been nicknamed “Suicide Med.” For the last six years, every year one student has taken his own life.

Except for last year. Last year was a murder-suicide.

The press has pointed to the heavy workload as the culprit in the high suicide rate. Some students believe that the school is cursed. And others believe that the deaths may not be suicides at all—that it’s no coincidence that Dr. Conlon, Southside’s quirky but beloved anatomy professor, joined the staff on the very year that the suicides began.

Either way, the same question echoes through the minds of every first year student at Suicide Med:

Who will be next to die?


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"Suicide Med is a masterfully written novel that will expose you to the many themes of medical school.  It will appeal to readers involved in healthcare and all others looking for a delightfully twisted, but captivating, read." --American Medical Women's Association

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  • File Size: 1529 KB
  • Print Length: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Hollywood Upstairs Publishing (July 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LJKH7XI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the story of five medical students and their anatomy professor in a first year medical school anatomy course. There's Heather, the pop song-singing girl in a long distance relationship who is paranoid about failing. Then there's Mason, a charming fellow from a privileged background who studies endlessly to get the best grades until he begins to lose it. Abe, the gentle giant with a deep secret. Rachel, the feminist who doesn't seem interested in studying or making friends with people her own age. Ginny, the quiet, studious one you'd never suspect of anything. And Dr. Conlon, the dorky, disabled anatomy professor who is rumored to be the cause of the Suicide Med Curse.

The story is told from each character's perspective in turn. Heather was first. I was drawn in by her story because it brought back memories of first year anatomy lab, and Heather's experience was very similar to my own. Her story was mostly lighthearted and made me laugh. As the story moves on, McFadden perfectly captures the essence of dramatic irony, and I felt a sinking feeling realizing how the characters' assumptions were horribly wrong.

The book was well written and unlike anything else I've ever read. It's a bit longer than McFadden's first book, and well worth a purchase!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read July 7, 2014
By RugbyJC
Format:Kindle Edition
After enjoying McFadden's first book, I decided to give this one a try, and I am happy I did. Definitely more intense and suspenseful and not quite like anything I had read before. I had a hard time putting it down and really enjoyed the well-developed plot. I hope she continues to produce works like this. A must read for anyone who likes medical based novels--a mixture of thrills and romance.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read May 16, 2015
By Stella
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, how did I miss this book. For Medical Thriller Mystery fans this book is an original scary, who done it. It is a total page turner with elements of Robin Cook, Tess Gerritson and even F. Paul Wilson.
The story takes place at Southside medical school where for the past six years there has been a suicide and the most recent one seems to have been murder. There is a cast of very interesting characters which include 5 anatomy students: Rachel, the hard working competent strong one, Abe, the geek with a dark secret, Lauren the not quite smart enough one who needs to make sure she passes, Ginny, the impossibly hard working one, who wants to get the highest marks on everything, and Mason, who is the handsome spoiled rich guy. There is also the anatomy professor, Dr. Conlon, who has conveniently been at the medical school six years since the suicides began. There are also a host of extremely interesting side characters, some of which are so amazing there should be more on them.
The plot looms on the prospect of a seventh suicide/murder at the end of this year and who will be the victim and who is the murderer. Does someone at the medical school have a reason to commit murder and can they stop him in time. I could not put this book down. Parts of it were so surprising and unforgettable it was just like nothing I have ever read. You will not be disappointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another terrific story from Freida McFadden July 20, 2014
By Jono
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Suicide Med is the story of anatomy lab partners in medical school and the intensity of their lives. How they cope, or not, with the stress of medical school takes form in many ways from the humorous to the sinister.
Having lived with some med students at this time of their lives I can tell you that these characters are not far from the reality that I observed. Freida McFadden tells the story from each students viewpoint and weaves them together in such a way that I found it difficult to stop reading. If you are looking for an entertaining book that is different from what you usually read, this is a fun (but chilling) one to read.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Suicide Med November 10, 2014
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I was hopeful this story would keep me on the edge of the seat. It was interesting but left me wanting suspense driven, the disjointed aspects prevailed. Good effort though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical School Mayhem January 30, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
I am always amazed at how quickly the pages fly by in Frieda McFadden's books. This is a well crafted semi mystery of murder, love and madness set in the first year of medical school. The characters are developed such that I had to feel for them. A big plus for me was the peek into the academics. I highly recommend this book for those who like medical stories, mysteries and character driven plots
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By jess
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this one even more than "The Devil Wears Scrubs"! Normally I read my mysteries from the end to the beginning, but this one was so good I didn't want to stop reading to skip to the end. It's also pretty funny in parts, and I could identify with all of the characters at different times, I'm sure most people could, especially people who went to medical school. Non medical people would also enjoy this book, there's not a lot of medical jargon (although for the MS1s there are a bunch of good anatomy mneumonics so it counts as studying ;-)) and the theme of "hey, I don't want to die" is not one unique to medicine, I would imagine.

Overall, a great read. Compelling, interesting, unique, refreshing, AND humorous!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Steven
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading Freida McFadden's first book, "The Devil Wears Scrubs," I couldn't wait to get my hands on "Suicide Med." While this book has a very different premise than the first, McFadden's wit and conversational style remains. It was a quick and enjoyable read with a lot of laughs and suspense along the way.

It's hard to describe this book because it is so different from any other book I've ever read. It has a little bit of everything from mystery to romantic comedy to sci fi to suspense. It can be very dark in places, which I love. The plot and characters were well-developed and interesting.

The story revolves around a gross anatomy lab group at medical school and their often bizarre and stressful individual experiences getting through the first semester. At times, it seems like each of them might be the student who dies this year, but which student will really crack under the pressure?

I highly recommend this book. It's truly a unique experience worthy of your attention.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising character study
Suicide Med was a surprise to me. The development of characters was inspired. Reading a story unfold from six points of view makes it a work of character study. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by C. Rehak
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Great read!
I've read a couple of books like this and they were fairly cheesy and / or predictable. Not this one! Lots of twists and turns and an ending I couldn't predict. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars "Oh no!" "Oh, wow!" "Wait, what??" "No way!" "OH NO!!!" --my...
Fantastic novel featuring a whole host of interesting surprises, twists, and "Oh wow, I didn't see THAT coming" intrigue! Read more
Published 13 hours ago by bluemoon1972
4.0 out of 5 stars Way Better Than Expected!
This turned out to be much more fun than I expected. The author's use of different character perspectives really makes it work, especially because little things that one character... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Danielle N. Hart
3.0 out of 5 stars Unusual story
About several medical students and all that they go through to become doctors. This book had a lot of swearing in it that was unnecessary. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Nanasews
5.0 out of 5 stars Suicide med
Great story and plot keeps you guessing right to the end. Can't wait for the second book. This is is going on my good read list.
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't see that coming!
Amazing, horrifying read. I didn't figure out who done until I read it!!
Published 5 days ago by Beverly Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Characters
Maybe it helps a bit to have experienced a med school anatomy course, but I could relate to the situation, if not the extreme actions of the story tellers. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Thomas E. Bloom
5.0 out of 5 stars SEQUEL, Please
I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but I got it at a really good price: free. If may still be free, I am not sure. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tere Fredericks
5.0 out of 5 stars multi-faceted thriller
I'm really more of a mystery fan but I do like to venture out occasionally. I happy that I made the jump to this one. The multiple viewpoints made this book really excellent.
Published 8 days ago by Kirk
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