SHADOW OF DEATH,
THE TEST, and
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE , are psychological thrillers. Each one reflects her
background in medicine and family dynamics and each one delivers a
Co-written with her husband, Robert Gussin,
WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU?
is the true story of the couple's transition from careers
in medicine and medical research to a new life in books and
wine. Not a memoir or a how-to,
WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU? is witty, instructive, and inspirational.
SHADOW OF DEATH, is the story of Laura Nelson, a medical student in
Detroit in 1967 during the riots. This extraordinary social
upheaval impacted Laura in a very personal, traumatic way. SHADOW OF DEATH was nominated Best First Novel by International Thriller
Writers. It has also been used in a sociology course in one
university and in a contemporary urban history course in another.
TWISTED JUSTICE, is the story of Laura Nelson, seven years later. She is
now a thoracic surgeon, accused of the murder of her husband’s
colleague and facing the unthinkable, separation from her children.
In many ways these two stories parallel Patricia Gussin’s life as
she did attend medical school in Detroit after which she did an
internship and pediatric residency in Tampa.
THE TEST is about the six siblings of the Parnell family.
Determined to leave something more valuable than money to his
children, philanthropist Paul Parnell stipulates a most unusual
will—“The Test.” One enormous estate. Six very different
children. And only one year to make a difference. But for this
fractured family, what a difference one year will make.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE tells
us about three nine year old identical triplet girls who go into a
movie theater and only one comes out. Sammie and Alex Monroe have
vanished without a trace, plunging this family into the deepest of
nightmares. As the parents and law enforcement drive a frantic pace
to turn over every lead, is anyone paying attention to the fragile
emotional status of the safe triplet, little Jackie?
is a physician, an author, and the mother of seven children. So
it’s no surprise that her fiction exploits her background: medicine
and the emotional fragility of families in crisis. Add a psychopath
to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for explosive suspense.
Patricia is a
board certified Family Medicine physician who has spent the major
part of her career as the vice president of research of a large
health care company. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, studied
medicine in Detroit, practiced medicine in Philadelphia, and now
splits her time between Florida, New York, and New Zealand.
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