To Sleep....Perchance to Die by Donald R. Grippo ~ Book Review

Book Summary:

Tangled lives, tainted love, and a Shakespearean twist lead to deception, betrayal, and murder. In this sexy, psychological thriller, Eurasian beauty Mai Faca plots to marry Jake Warden, a successful oral surgeon forbidden to her because of family honor. In an unheard-of scheme, fellow surgeon, Bret Manley, falls victim to Mai's seduction as she and Jake play a cruel trick to be together. Jake acts with surgical precision to clear the path to Mai's happiness, threatening lives including his own. In a wake of turmoil and destruction, Bret's uncle and well-known criminal attorney Hubie Santos attempts to find out if a surgeon would use his knowledge to kill. 

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About the Author:

Donald R. Grippo, DDS practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in northeastern Connecticut for more than thirty years. On a daily basis, he encountered patient's fear of undergoing oral surgery and associated anesthesia. To help allay such fear he wrote A Guide to the Guy or Gal Who Takes Your Teeth Out, a series of short stories dealing with the treatment of typical oral surgical problems. His resume includes working as a dentist at the Tennessee State Prison outside of Nashville and as a guard at the Hartford State Jail on Syms Street in Hartford.


Lately I have been reading romance novels and not thrillers or mysteries. I decided to pick this book up as I recently signed up to be a tour host with this new Canadian book tour company and one of my reading goals this year was to step outside of my comfort zone. 

I am really glad I picked up this book for review. It is a great medical mystery. The author did a great job forming this storyline. If you are looking for a really suspenseful/thriller type this is more of a subtle type manipulative type storyline. A twisted romantic love story. I really liked Bret's character along with his uncle Hubie. Mai on the other hand was one character I wanted to shake throughout the book. By the end of it I was so heart broken for what Jake and Mai but Bret through but so happy that Hubie's PI was on Bret's side. A bit of a Shakespeare romance. 

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars. It is a quick read.  

This post is part of a iRead Books blog tour.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. Thank you for your review of To Sleep Perchance to Die.

    1. You're welcome Donald. thanks for the opportunity to read your novel.

  2. Thanks for being a part of this tour, Jennifer!


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