Author(s): Sidney SheldonDownload
Librarian’s note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires… Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again-until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in medicine, she knew she’d need something more than the brains God gave her. Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.
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It actually shocked me that I haven’t really reviewed any book from my favorite author. Yes, Sidney Sheldon is my favorite author. Heard that right. Quite surprising for a 14 year old who’s fond of reading Young Adult fiction, eh?
This book was actually gripping. Everytime I let go of it, it makes me wanna cradle it in my arms and murmur, “I’m sorry for putting you down. Let me continue reading you.” So this story was mainly about a female doctor who had a patient who seemingly hates her. And this certain patient had asked the doctor to kill him because ‘he can’t take the pain anymore’, and so she did. She committed euthanasia. The doctor thought that that’s all to it. End of story. But afterwards, she discovered that her patient had given her an inheritance. Lots of lots of money. So other people had thought of her as purposely murdering the patient. The chapters, aside from the prologue mainly tells what happened before the event until the end of the event.
Actually, the story wasn’t really appealing for me. It wasn’t all that great. It wasn’t that bad either. I like this author mainly because of his writing style. Weird eh? But his writing style if honestly the best I’ve ever read. Fast paced, but not leaving any important details. He’s just awesome.
So all in all, I give this 4 stars.
If I had to choose one of his books to call my utmost favorite I would have to say this one.
Again and again he did. He delivered a fast paced keep you on the tip of your toes turning the pages as fast as you can story.
Every single one of the lady doctors in this story captured me and held me in prison locked up in their strengths, heartaches, and abilities.
This story was like no other that he wrote before.
With every page you turned there was so much more going on. The drama, the affairs, the lies, the love…. to no end..
I loved those women doctors especially during a time that women were not allowed to be doctors and they succeeded.
The ending I was not expecting. I was so surprised that the strongest one of them all (the one that I thought was the strongest) ended up dead. And to top it off the way she died! I screamed when I got to that part of the story (Ill save it for you to read) She was the least that I expected and that is what made this story different from his others because sometimes Sheldon can be so predictable.
Nothing really does last forever, good or bad.
Three female doctors begin five years in training at Embarcadero County Hospital in San Francisco. The story, set against hospital and courtroom, chronicles their lives together and their struggle against those who are determined to see that they don’t succeed.
Dr. Paige Taylor – After she inherited a million dollars from a patient whom she ‘helped to die’ at their request, the District Attorney charged her with murder.
Dr. Kat Hunter – She vowed never to allow a man to get too close to her again…until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet.
Dr. Honey Taft – To make it in medicine, she knew that she’d need something more then the brains God gave her.
From the life-and-death decisions faced in the operating room to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful page-turner that I couldn’t put down! I do so enjoy Sidney Sheldon as an author, even though I have just recently got back into reading his books after an hiatus of several years. I give this book an A+!
The book is fast paced alright but Sheldon didnt fail to let me see whats really going on inside an operating room and how women are treated when they step inside a man’s dominated profession (which I dont know if still the same case on today’s era). The typical Sheldon finale surely blowed my mind because it was the ‘she’s-screwed-and-hopeless’ scene but again he casted his own magic. Im not trying to be smartsy pantsy on this review but Sheldon did a great job and after reading this novel I cant help but vomit words to praise him. 😀
I’ve never read any Sidney Sheldon before, but he does a wonderful job of drawing the plot along. Most mysteries are pretty straight forward — sure there are plot twists, and the mystery may be hard to guess, but the way the story itself is written is pretty straight forward. In this book the author actually switches it up a bit, starting the story with a scene from the court case which leaves you with one possible interpretation of the facts, and you spend the rest of the novel learning whether or not it’s the correct interpretation. It’s a small literary device, but it made a huge difference to the overall quality of the book.
Add to that a good plot and a couple of very well written dialogue sections, and you have a real winner.
And also, I’m pretty sure the writers for Grey’s Anatomy have read this book, because some of their plots sound like they could have been lifted (or at the very least inspired) from this book…
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