I am delighted to share my review today for Do No Harm by Jack Jordan. Today sees the paperback release of this book and I was delighted to receive a copy.
My huge thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers and the Publisher Simon & Schuster.
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?
This is a fabulous story that initially made me stop and think. You put your life in the hands of a surgeon, you trust them to do their best to keep you alive. But, what if that same surgeon then decides that you have to die while you are being operated on?
This is the story of heart surgeon Anna, a single parent, going through a divorce and her son has just been kidnapped. She will have to kill a patient to see her son alive again and get away with it. This is not just one story it is also woven into a story with another character. This second character is one that has a different past and different priorities than Anna.
What a brilliant idea the author had when he decided to use a surgeon as a murderer. Just the thought of this is chilling in itself. As I read through the alternating chapters between the main characters, the author gradually built up their histories, their lifestyles and their current struggles. Other characters are brought in and so the cast does expand, but not so much as to become overwhelming.
I am going to be a bit vague as there is so much more to this story than a simple “woman kills man during surgery” scenario, the author gives so much more for the reader to get caught up in. There is a strong mystery element as well as the obvious thriller and crime, but it is how someone can alter their attitude and their moral stance to save someone close to them.
The story is so well paced and the tension builds as police are investigating another crime, and this in itself has its own storyline. That one is just as heartbreaking as following Anna as she deals with a stressful job and her missing son.
This is tense and really has an addictiveness to it. It soon became evident that I would not be leaving this book to one side for long before I would pick it up again. I read this over the course of a day as I needed to know how things would pan out for all those involved.
If you are a fan of crime and thriller books then this is one I would definitely recommend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Jordan is the global bestselling author of Anything for Her, My Girl, A Woman Scorned, Before Her Eyes, and Night by Night and an Amazon No.1 bestseller in the UK, Canada, and Australia. After selling at auction in the UK and numerous foreign territories, Do No Harm is set to be the thriller of the summer in 2022. The idea for Do No Harm came to Jack after undergoing a minor medical procedure where he had to be sedated and trust strangers with his welfare. After the anaesthesia wore off, Jack began scribbling his notes, wondering to himself just how iron-clad a surgeon’s oath is, and what it would take to break it…
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