John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the case. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming, Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.
Eisenmenger and Flemming find there is much more at stake than uncovering the identity of a murderer: there are scores to be settled, demons to be exorcised, and, not least, vengeance to be had.
©2003 Keith McCarthy; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
excellent well written captivating kept me on the edge of my seat one of the best medical murder I have read so far. Hihly recommend
This book was a real treat - I'd never heard of Keith McCarthy before but I'll be getting more of his books after reading this one.
I was drawn into the plot from the first few chapters. There's a bit of gore (a nasty murder) but overall the book isn't too gory or filled with gratuitous violence. The lives of all the characters are well fleshed out and quite complex and the plot remains interesting throughout the book.
I think if you like Ruth Rendell or PD James' books you'd like this.
I am always on the lookout for good "mysteries/thrillers", narrated by good readers. This book fit the bill. The plot was very interesting; the writing was concise and intelligent. The reader was very good, and kept my interest throughout.
I will listen to the next Eisenmenger book by this author "The Silent Sleep of the Dying".
I can't remember how I stumbled onto this title, or for that mtter how I missed it for so long. It was published in 2003 but the audio produced in 2008. Unappreciated IMHO, this book is on a par with titles by Michael Robotham and Tana French, and that refers to characters, story and performance. The medical subject material is very well done (small wonder, turns out the author is a pathologist!) and I like how certain aspects of the suspense are left open-ended. I plan to work my way through the series in order, at least until I hit a clunker.
Yes. Well written and superb narrator. Can't wait to read his other books.
John Lee has been my favorite narrator for many years but Sean Barrett is a close second.
It keep me listening into the wee hours
Well worth the credit for an excellent writer and narrator!
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I thought this book was going to be so good and enjoyed all of the chapters until the end.
Already have. Enjoy Sean Barrett and searching his performances I discovered McCarthy. Pleasantly surprised. Though formulaic the characters are a little off the norm. Not always likable and in difficult relationship situations. Engaging.
No. It wasn't that suspenseful. It was defiantly engaging and I did want to know the outcome though I did put it down frequently.
Sean is talented. At times he starts performance at the top so there is no where for character to grow. Character is one note.
I bought another McCarthy and Barrett book.
No. I found the narrator quite creep sounding and too scary! I read primarily thriller and mystery books but stopped listening after 30 mins.
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