Author – William Rubin
Genre – Medical Thriller, Mystery
442 Amazon Pages
Rating 3 stars out of 5 Posted 11/19/16
Detective Chris Ravello, gave up medical license to become a detective.
Kevin Kennedy, partner with Detective Chris
The Giver, sociopathic genius, medical researcher.
My impressions: interesting, scary, diabolical, intelligent, sociopath, evil.
Horribly mutilated corpses turn up with organs ripped out. The young, attractive women's bodies were gruesomely slashed in the genital areas. But upon closer examination the surgical cuts underlying those are precise and those of an experienced surgeon. The women were pregnant; the uteruses and fetuses were carefully removed. What could be the motive for that?
Chris and Kevin put together a list of four suspects with medical backgrounds, one of whom they are sure might be the killer.
The action while chasing the antagonist is intense, but I grew tired of Chris's personal issues and health problems constantly being rehashed and interfering with the investigation.
The ending was abrupt and left many questions unanswered. What happened to the diabolical experiments of the mad doctor? Nothing was said about their status or if the authorities even learned where they were conducted. These issues will likely be addressed in a future book but at the expense of this one.
Editing and sentence structure are good, with a few minor editing errors but not a substantial number.
Character Development is thorough.
Details are too much for those without a medical background or a deep desire for medical information.
Research is too involved for those without a medical background
Plot, interesting but full of gory detail
Writing Style, wordy, too many of Chris's issues are repeated and rehashed too often.
Formatting is sloppy and distracting. There are extra lines, the author's name often appears mid-page, sentences are broken mid sentence and continue on the following line.
I'm ambivalent on this book. It had potential but came up short. It's a decent read but not great considering the flaws.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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