Format Read: Audiobook (eARC)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Publication Date: 26th May 2022
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“My son has been taken. And I’ve been given a choice…
Kill a patient on the operating table. Or never see him again.
The man lies on the table in front of me.
As a surgeon, it’s my job to save him.
As a mother, I know I must kill him.
You might think that I’m a monster.
But there really is only one choice.
I must get away with murder.
Or I will never see my son again.
I’VE SAVED MANY LIVES.
WOULD YOU TRUST ME WITH YOURS?”
Do No Harm is a mystery thriller, and the first book I’ve read by this author. It follows a heart surgeon Anna whose son has been kidnapped. The kidnappers have demanded that if she wants to get her son back alive she must kill a , a high profile MP, during an operation. The big question is what will Anna do and how far will she go to save her son.
This is a well written book that will have you turning pages to find out what Anna will do so save her son. The story is told through three different female perspectives. Anna the surgeon, Margot a scrub nurse that works with Anna and Racheal A detective who is investigating a murder that is linked to the kidnapping.
There is a good balance of likeable and unlikeable characters that make the book more interesting. Each character is well drawn and crafted however, I will admit that the ones I liked and felt sorry for at the beginning soon became unlikeable as the story progresses. I won’t say which but am sure you’ll definitely find out.
Now although I really enjoyed this book I did get that Deja vu feeling. I throughout the book I kept getting the feeling that I’ve read a similar plot line before. It may just be my mind playing tricks. But, never the less still a great read.
I was lucky enough to receive the audiobook and I really enjoyed it. The three narrators Lucy Paterson, Sarah Feathers and Jane Collingwood have done a great job with bringing the story and characters to life. At the start of the audiobook there is an instrumental introduction, and although it adds atmosphere I’m so glad it isn’t played at the beginning of each chapter as it can get very distracting.
Overall a very gripping mystery thriller that is definitely worth giving a read!! I can’t wait to check out Jack’s other books.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publishers Simon & Schuster Audio UK for my audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review!!
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