Bad Medicine: Catching New York's Deadliest Pill Pusher by Charlotte Bismuth
Before I start my review, I want to say I am sorry to NetGalley and the publisher and author for my delayed review. I downloaded it on my kindle early and then for some odd reason it didn’t show up until I reloaded it. That being said this was a very different read for me. I always enjoy a good edge of your seat true crime but I sadly had a very hard time getting into this book. Now I will say that I felt that the case was presented well and that by the end of the book I hated Dr Li. Not only did I hate him I was thrilled with the sentence he received for his part in the deaths of the people in the story and also in his part for making things so much worse for the opioid crisis. What I enjoyed about this book is the passion for getting the conviction that every member of that team had. While the legal system isn’t perfect it was refreshing to see a group of people put everything they had into something to get a desired outcome.
On the other side of the coin, however, is what I didn’t enjoy. I had a very hard time keeping up with the chapter transitions and headings. Unlike many of my fellow reviewers, however, I did not mind the bits and pieces that were included about the author’s life. It gave me the reader a chance to process some of the harder parts I had read while I received a better understanding of the life that the author was trying to lead while trying to put an evil man behind bars. I was actually surprised by some of this read it was very well explained. My only downfall and why it’s getting a three-star rating from me is because the headings with how many days before and after the trial made things confusing where I found there were parts I had to go back and reread.
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