Wednesday's Child

by Deborah Shlian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781583485613

About the Book


It was Leigh Novak's second chance. She left behind a faithless husband to begin a new life with her young son Jeremy—as a family doctor in a small northern California town.

But Hartwood held a bitter welcome. Leigh's first patient, a child, died mysteriously in her office. And soon Leigh was too busy to spend much time with Jeremy. It seemed her only friend was Nora—the woman who took such good care of the town's little children. When Nora started taking care of Jeremy, he stopped getting angry, stopped crying, stopped telling lies....

Nora taught her children to be very, very good. If they were bad, she punished them. And if a child was very bad, Nora made sure he would never cry again....

"A haunting psychological thriller in the best-selling tradition of Mary Higgins Clark...."--LA Times

"The book is eminently readable and as fast-paced, taut and compelling a medical psychodrama as has come along in years."--David Shobin, author of The Unborn

"...I devoured it in two sittings! I found myself at the end of each chapter saying, 'well, maybe just one more....' It was spellbinding."--Mark B. Perry, TV writer and producer

"Wow! This is dramatic, page-turning stuff—full of creepy villains."--George Anders, The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Deborah and Joel Shlian are both physicians who practiced Family Medicine for over ten years before returning to UCLA for MBAs. They have since balanced medical management consulting with writing. They often write together, producing several medical mysteries as well as non-fiction books and numerous magazine and journal articles on healthcare and medical management issues. They recently moved from Los Angeles to Boca Raton, Florida.