“The Other Dr. Gilmer” Book Review

This is one of those books that I’m worried is going to fly under the radar because it’s not getting much buzz – but it’s absolutely terrific! It’s true crime with a mix of medical mystery that makes for a wild ride (not to mention a heart-wrenching one).

Dr. Benjamin Gilmer is a family practice doctor who takes over at a rural North Carolina clinic after his predecessor (strangely enough also named Dr. Gilmer) went to prison for murdering his father. He learns that the other doctor was widely respected and adored in the community, and many people exclaimed that they couldn’t believe the doctor was capable of such a crime (even though he had confessed to it). Dr. Gilmer becomes obsessed with learning the truth about the crime and about the man behind the story and goes along for a crazy journey that has him come face to face with difficult truths, including the sad state of our nation’s prisons.

I want everyone to know that this book was gripping, surprising, and above all, intensely moving and is definitely worth a read. Pick up a copy now!

5 stars

*Free ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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