The year is 1999. Returning to practice after a suspension for stealing opioids, a young Scottish doctor takes the only job he can find: a post as a senior house officer in the struggling east London hospital of St Luke’s.
Amid the maelstrom of sick patients, over-worked staff and underfunded wards a darker secret soon declares itself: too many patients are dying.
Which of the medical professionals our protagonist has encountered is behind the murders? And can our unnamed narrator’s version of the events be trusted?
I love reading something a little different, having numerous trips to hospital because of certain health conditions that I have, for some reason I love reading about the medical professionals. This is set in 1999 and we see what life on a ward is like and what ailments the patients have. We literally see the life of a patient in the doctors hands. Also running alongside the stories is there is a serial killer on the loose but who is it? this made it seem slightly more less heavy going. It is all real life too which makes it more interesting to see what doctors go through on a daily basis. I really enjoyed this read.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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