Unnatural Causes

  • Author: Dawn Eastman
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Release Date: December 12, 2017
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Book Summary

Katie LeClair has finally settled down as the new doctor in Baxter, MI. After years of moving, schooling, and training, she wants nothing more than to find a place she can call home, and a small town outside of Ann Arbor seemed perfect.

Katie quickly gets to work in building a life for herself in Baxter, and beyond reviving her love life, she also finds a pair of business partners in a team of father and son family practitioners. But that idyllic dream is immediately shattered when one of her patients is found dead. That wouldn’t be the worst thing, except the death is ruled a suicide, and as evidence has it, the suicide was a result of the medication Katie had prescribed. But she doesn’t remember writing it.

When a closer investigation reveals it was murder, Katie is catapulted into an off-the-books investigation that leads her down a dark path of past secrets. But someone is willing to kill to keep part of the town’s history in the shadows, and Katie must race to find out who before it’s too late in nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman’s riveting series debut Unnatural Causes.

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About The Author

National bestselling author Dawn Eastman was a family medicine physician in Michigan. Now she lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and daughter. When not writing, she keeps busy catering to the whims of a bossy bichon-shih tzu mix who wants to rule the world. This is her first Dr. Katie LeClair mystery. She is also the author of The Family Fortune Mysteries.

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Readers looking for a suspenseful mystery that will keep them up all night wanting to solve, should check out this newest series. I couldn’t believe how quickly I was engaged in this book, and how fast I read it. I am eager to read another Katie mystery soon.


Katie is an amazing doctor, and sure knows her field. I felt that she was very well developed, and personable to not only her patients in the story but to the reader as well. I really loved that she was after justice and a bit naive in some moments, but that made her human.

Enjoyable Moments

Katie, I hope you learn to be wary of those wanting their puppy sat. I actually really enjoyed when Katie went to seek the victim’s information right away, and the spiral of clues that came from that point. Katie worked all angles and kept at it to find the culprit.


I have to be honest, I am never sure what I am getting when I read a more suspense driven mystery. But I was thrilled that this book not only kept me in suspense, it was really well written, and didn’t cross extreme boundaries of my comfort zone. It is kind of one of those books that you read and get engrossed in, then don’t know what to do afterwards…. I ponder this still… I guess I will be waiting for her next mystery!

I Rate it

Do you enjoy medical mysteries?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.


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  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the information about Unnatural Causes as well as your wonderful review!


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