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A Surgeon's Knot



  • Dr, Alan--5 stars 


I was a co-resident physician alongside the author at a very similar University Hospital in the 80’s, a very rough time for doctors in training. He captures perfectly the 100+ hour work weeks, the zero tolerance tyrants but also the redemption because of so many wonderful people who helped us get through it all. A powerful story, beautifully written by a man who was one of the best doctors I was privileged to train with. A novel, not all true, but it took me back to a time in my youth of highs and lows like it was yesterday.


  • Michael F Myers, MD

Author of Why Physicians Die by Suicide, Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared


Doctors are wounded healers and Dr Lynes speaks to us in “A Surgeon’s Knot”. We see ourselves – and each other – in his characters, brought to life with his prose, sparkling, bold and raw. But this book is much more than a gripping medical novel. It’s a story of determination and courage, forgiveness and healing, and ultimately, love.

  • V. Nunez has just reviewed A Surgeon's Knot


Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

This book hooked me from page one and did not let go. Very good story about interns the stress they deal etc. you understand why doctors suffer burnout. The writing flows. Highly recommended. 

NetGalley Team

  • Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

5 Stars 

A magnificent page-turner. Lynes pens a remarkable story in A Surgeon's Knot. -- I couldn't put it down until the very end. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is definitely recommended by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

  • My Thoughts on A Surgeon’s Knot 


4.5 out of 5 Stars

A fascinating fictional look at the life of a medical resident in a busy hospital. It presents the astonishing highs and devastating lows.

Posted by Gina Rae Mitchell


  • 4 out of 5 stars


This book enticed me from the start. I found some of the terminology sometimes hard but the explanations were always in there. This is a book about the struggles of junior doctors in a scary job. Saving lives, losing lives and happiness and heartbreak all in one.

Rebecca Sumner (Reviewer).

  • 4 out of 5 stars


As soon as I saw this cover, I was instantly pulled in. This truly shows the struggles that new doctors face during their early years of training and practicing. This is a sobering and informative read that I will recommend to anyone and everyone! 

Justine Fye (Reviewer)


  • Best Thrillers


Heart-pounding tales of a surgical intern that are both terrifying and profound. This medical thriller will stay with you long past the final chapter." –


  • FIVE STAR *****

” This memorable text took me right back to my Mid-West Medical School and Nights-in-the-Hospital during my Externship/Internship/Residency Years!”

 Josh Grossman, Colonel {r} U.S. Army Medical Corps, M.D., F.A.C.P., FMR.  Chief of Medicine 


  • LoveUniqueBooks.com (4 out of 5 stars)


The book began on a tense note as something went horribly wrong in the surgical ward, where Mr. Simpson was being treated. --the Surgeon’s Knot would be a delight to anyone that needs to know explicit details of what takes place in our hospitals.


Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks.com (4 out of 5 stars)


  • A magnificent page-turner, 5 Stars

Lynes pens a remarkable story in A Surgeon's Knot.-- I couldn't put it down until the very end. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is definitely recommended by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

Amy Shannon
Author. Book Reviewer.


Author Blog: http://writeramyshannon.wixsite.com/amyshannonblog
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews:

  • A Surgeon’s Knot

Sheds a crucial light on the arduous occupational, emotional, and physical demands of physicians. Dr. Lynes’ descriptive writing style and swift storytelling paints a picture of the difficult experiences faced by doctors and their potentially devastating impact. A Surgeon’s Knot is a tragic but hopeful story that illuminates the importance of recognizing stress and reaching out for help.


Linda Duong, License Marriage & Family Therapist


  • Pascal Imperato, M.D., Author of “Truth Wars”


For readers who would enjoy an intimate look inside the overly stressed life of an intern and the medical profession, this is the book for you. Be prepared to be shocked, however, by the realistic portrayal of events. I found the intern’s story, and his girlfriend heroine emotionally enveloping.


  • "A Surgeon's Knot"


A complex story with a cast of many characters manifesting deep imperfections that can be healed by careful medical treatment without inducing shame and healers who have come to the proverbial ends of their ropes, with most finding love and acceptance and eventual healing. It is a gripping story that moves the reader with compassion and understanding."

Rebecca Farnbach, Author of "Dancing with Prayers in My Feet"


  • NetGalley


I've been excited about this book since I first heard about it, and it did not disappoint. The characters sucked you into the story and the story kept you turning pages as fast as you could. I devoured it in a day. I loved it.


Alicia G, Reviewer,

My Recommendation 4 out of 5 stars


  • W. D. Stauffer,

Surgeon's Knot is a compelling story of heartbreak and redemption. Dr. Lynes has the uncanny knack of the use of adjectives that go beyond descriptive and draws you in to the point that the reader feels a part of the pages. The author paints a picture of each character as they are introduced to you that elicits a chuckle and a memory. This is a rare talent that most writers strive for. Jackson is inserted into the psyche of the bibliophile and you are living as him! I strongly recommend this gripping tale.
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