Pulse is a love letter to hardworking, dedicated members of the medical community. The story follows the ins and outs of a Texas emergency room through the point of view of Dr Jackson. We see the tragedies and triumphs of the day to day ER with cases that would confound even Dr House and some that are routine but will really tug at your heart strings.
Dr Jackson himself has lost a child and is suffering through a bad marriage and we see how those things impact how he practices and relates to the folks on his staff. He’s a great father to his remaining daughter and a kind mentor to those he works with. The thread of the stories touch on with grief, physical, emotional and substance abuse as well as the power of kindness and love. There was a great balance between compelling medical cases and a character driven family story. I’d say this one is Virgin River meets ER. It’s going to be a series and I’m looking forward to seeing how these characters progress and what cases they tackle next!
Also, if you’re a chess fan there is a fun throughline related to chess that takes place through the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Kate Rock Book Tours for a copy of this novel. All opinions above are my own.
What’s your favorite way to indulge when you’re lost in the pages of a drama?