Fatal Flaw by Susan Murphy (Review)

Format Read: eBook

Source: Book Sirens

Publisher: Self Published

Genres: Medical Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 1st December 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“What if medicine’s greatest achievement was also its most deadly – and its most profitable?

In the 20th century mankind discovered controversial new ways to create life but now a wave of mysterious deaths is suddenly sweeping the globe.

Is it God’s plan? An outcome of medical experimentation that was always possible? Or something even more sinister?

Notorious LA detective Dominic Santino is desperate to stay out of the public gaze but the unexplained death of a friend’s nephew drags him into the most puzzling and lethal investigation of his chequered career.

Despite his reputation for solving the most difficult cases, the seasoned detective is baffled by a trail of seemingly-healthy victims. With no apparent evidence of criminal foul play, Santino enlists the help of a renowned geneticist, the intriguing Dr Arnya Sloane.

With the body count rising, Santino and Sloane race against time to stop the media, Big Pharma and the FBI from burying the truth along with the mounting dead.

With 5 million lives in the balance, one family’s private misery provides the crucial clue that links all the deaths – but is it too late?

A relentless cop and a brilliant doctor are thrown together by powerful forces and an old enemy in this page-turning thriller about giving life, taking life and getting rich at any cost.”

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My Thoughts

This was an intriguing medical/crime thriller that starts off strong and follows a premises that will have you thinking about it even after you’ve finished it

I thought this was well written and really enjoyed the mix of likeable and unlikeable characters. I really enjoyed the character development. The characters and plot felt realistic and one that make you think this fictional plot could possible come true, and it’s actually scary to think about!

The pacing was a little up and down during the first half but during the second half it settled down and it was at this point when all the action started.

I enjoyed this book very much but have found it difficult to review as it would lead to spoilers and honestly this is a book that I feel you need to read knowing as little as possible.

If you’re planning to pick this up please check out some of the trigger warnings first!!

I would like to thank Book Sirens and the author for my ARC in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts

Trigger warnings: IFV, Death

My Rating


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