Bloodstream: A Novel of Medical Suspense

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Tess Gerritsen

Narrated By: Jan Maxwell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 1998

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes


Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. She's also hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the news of a shocking incident: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence.

Claire has stopped prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, a decision that some in town now second-guess. But before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury.

Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic. She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history, and an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.

Woven with the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver, and propelled by an expert sense of small-town terror, Bloodstream is Tess Gerritsen's most unforgettable thriller yet.


  • Catherine Painkin

    Loved this book, short (only 3 CD's) but it kept my attention. I was looking forward to getting back in my car to hear what happens next!

  • Nanette

    Good book. Seemed a little chopped but overall I enjoyed it.

  • Catherine Mieczkowski

    Needs to be unabridged. The story skips around and I feel like I've missed a lot. I ended up reading the book. Easy listen though.

  • Angela Jones

    Good listen I wish it would have been unabridged I feel like there was more to the plot that I missed out on.

  • William Morgan

    I really enjoyed the story but would have preferred an unabridged version. The story jerked between characters and settings without warning and it seemed some details that should have been included were left out. I don't know if this is the author's style or a result of the abridgment. Overall , however, it was still a good listen, and I can recommend it.

Bloodstream: A Novel of Medical Suspense

by Tess Gerritsen

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Bloodstream: A Novel of Medical Suspense, Tess Gerritsen