Reproduced from DELTA MAGAZINE - Nov/Dec 2008 - Page 31
Book Review - Fresh Frozen by Darden North, Ponder House Press
Written by Denise Grones
Where else do you find a handsome, young doctor, a gorgeous socialite, a thief, a flamboyant personal shopper and a grisly murder plot? All in a Darden North novel, of course. North, a Cleveland native and practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Jackson, has just released his third medical thriller, Fresh Frozen.
In this suspenseful novel, Wesley and Carey Sarbeck, a young policeman and his wife, desperately want to produce a family. After many medical problems, the couple is offered one last chance at the Van Deman Center of Reproductive Technology. The cutting edge center for infertility treatment is housed in a dilapidated building north of Jackson, Mississippi, along with many secrets that are being kept at any cost.
At the center, the Sarbecks' lives become unknowingly intertwined with that of a Hollywood celebrity, a Jackson socialite, a murder plot and a heist of freshly frozen human embryos. Amidst all of the drama, North's characters are enduring and even comical. He has a talent for creating engrossing, yet believable, characters. This novel was made for the screen. (Denise Grones)