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The Surgeon's Blade (#3 Diana Rivers Psychological Thriller, Mystery Suspense)

The Surgeon's Blade (#3 Diana Rivers Psychological Thriller, Mystery Suspense) [Kindle Edition]

Faith Mortimer
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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"The Surgeon's Blade" is chilling and tense. It has been described in certain reviews as a 'real corker of a read'.

Nursing sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital with amnesia after a traumatic sailing accident. The stranger she finds sitting by her bedside claims to be her fiancé. The trouble is... she cannot remember ever being engaged.

Returning home, Libby finds herself in great danger when her house is broken into. Who is the intruder and what does he want? Is this connected in any way to a series of attacks on nurses in London and Southampton? Will Libby be the latest targeted victim?

Distressed Libby turns to helicopter pilot, Robert for help and understanding, but is he as respectable and kind as he appears to be? Is her so-called fiancé, Nigel trustworthy?

The night time intrusion into Libby's house sets in motion a downwards spiral of cataclysmic and terrifying events, culminating in our favourite sleuth, Diana Rivers stepping in to help solve the case in this chilling mystery.

This #3 Diana Rivers series; #2 Children of the Plantation and #1The Assassins’ Village on Amazon. #4 Camera Action…Murder!
#5 Childhunt! A NEW RELEASE!

Faith also writes action/adventure/romantic suspense.
The Seeds of Time (book 1 in the Crossing series)
Harvest (book 2 in the Crossing series).

A Very French Affair ~ Romance set in Provence

Please note any of the Diana Rivers series can be read in any order.
Available in paperback and eBook.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 425 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Topsails Charter (9 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006SH2W32
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Amazon Top #20 bestselling author, iBooks top #25 bestselling and #19 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. I am a British author dividing my time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 I have turned my hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, I dreamt of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which I read to my sisters.Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

I hope you enjoy reading my novels, especially the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! and A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae (New Dark Minds Thriller series)

I also write Romance:A Very French Affair (#1 in France), The Seeds of Times, Harvest and On Christmas Hill.

I love to hear from readers...your reviews & feedback are welcome! We writers need to know what you as readers enjoy. Please keep in touch by:



Twitter @FaithMortimer

website and blog

Happy reading and thank you for dropping by.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 20 Aug 2012
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An attacker targeting nurses, and a nurse with 2 mysterious men in her life - how will it end?

I really enjoyed this book, I didn't guess who had done it, and my only problem with it was that I had to go to work and do errands which stopped me being able to read it as quickly as I liked!! A nicely paced book, with plenty of short chapters that kept you wanting to read more, and also plenty of twists that kept you thinking. Can't wait to read more by this author.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gripping story 15 Mar 2012
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i have read the previous 2 books in this series, and must say that this one which is the third in the Diana Rivers series is probably the best yet. Some fantastic characters have been added and i do hope that they will stay and there are many more to follow. I had no idea who the perp was until it was divulged, this book certainly gripped me from the start to the end. More to follow please Faith.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Surgeon's Blade - A Fab Read..... 20 May 2012
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This is the first novel I have read by Faith Mortimer, but it certainly wont be the last! It was well written, and the plot was excellent. The events that happened to Libby, (a nurse at the local hospital), the main character in the book, could have happened to anyone, and so made it very believeable.

After waking up in hospital after a sailing accident, with no memory, and finding Nigel a top surgeon from the hospital, by her bedside informing her that they were engaged to be married, it was all very confusing - Libby had no recollection of this. Personally I found Nigel quite a creepy individual.

On recovering from the accident, Libby felt she was being stalked, after nurses at the hospital where she worked, were being attacked by a serial attacker. At times you could really feel her fear and it was difficult to know who she should trust. The story kept you guessing to the end. A thoroughly enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful read 11 April 2012
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This is the second of three books I have read by Faith Mortimer, my first being The Assasins Village....I am now about to start my third book by this great author called.....The Bamboo Mirror.....great reads and always keep you guessing :0) keep it up......

More highly recommended reads....

The Bamboo Mirror
The Surgeon's Blade
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Surgeon's Blade 5 Mar 2012
I have read all Faith Mortimer's novels and I think she has improved since her first novel. This story is a little different from her other novels with her sleuth character 'Diana'. The story line is very plausible with enough tension that you could imagine yourself being the victim! It has been written in such a way that it would make a good story line to be televised. It's worth reading - this is probably her best novel so far!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you guessing 3 Mar 2012
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This book by Faith Mortimer, a new writer to me, is the third in a series but stands well alone. It's a thriller/mystery and I didn't have a clue until 92% who was the perpetrator. The book is nicely paced, there are enough potential perps to keep you guessing and the end turns out well for Libby, the heroine.
If I had a quibble it is that she was a bit wet. Things happened to her that would not happen to me twice! Very few typos and a good standard of writing added to the enjoyment of this story. Well worth a read.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading this cleverly written book 29 Mar 2012
By Aurora TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This was a book worth reading. The author, whose work I have never come across before, laid out her plot well and created a feeling of unease about most of the characters. She skilfully led the reader to suspect at least three of the characters, giving good cause for concern about each of them, but appearing never to even hint at the outcome. I was totally misdirected and when I read who really was the perpetrator my thought was "of course". The clues were there, but in a way so subtle as to be imperceptible, just enough to avoid the reader feeling duped by the ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Faith 18 Feb 2014
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I have yet to be disappointed by this author and this by no means changed that opinion. I was hooked from the start. I fell for all the red-herrings. It never occurred to me, once, who the villain was. I enjoyed every word and it's not often I say that. Not sure when I'll get around to them, but more books by Faith Mortimer and definitely on my To REad list. Well done, Faith.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Suspenseful Mystery
When nursing sister, Libby, wakes up after an accident she finds herself without memory. Something just doesn't ring true in her mind but guided by her fiancé she rebuilds... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jana Petken
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery with a medical theme
I Read the paperback version, but I do have a kindle now.

Main character, Libby is working as a nurse in Southampton, south England. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ken
3.0 out of 5 stars Surgeon's blade
Crime mystery with psychological emphasis. The plot as the title suggests involves psychological analysis and profiling of the offende making an unusual twist to the novel
Published 4 months ago by Dr. R. Jameson
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle download
Short stories but the stories are perfectly timed. All different and a great read. If you like short stories to dip in and out of then please try this anthology. .
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. Sally P. Stackhouse
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling!
This chilling mystery has twists and turns galore! The plot is believable and the characters were interesting enough to hold my attention. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read.
Normally, I am not a great fan of some short stories but I found this collection was very enjoyable and like all of Faith Mortimer's books easy to read. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Elaine
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a free book and I'm pleased that I chose it. I thought it was a good read plenty of twists and turns
Published 14 months ago by woosha
3.0 out of 5 stars Not easy to work out the murderer
A very enjoyable book hard to put down Not the expected guilty party although towards the end I guessed who
Published 14 months ago by Iris Lay
4.0 out of 5 stars The Surgeon's Blade
I very much enjoyed reading The Surgeon's Blade, a well written, gripping tale, with a few red herrings along the way
Published 14 months ago by Joan Atack
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, but it reads a bit like a shopping list.
I bought this partly because of the excellent reviews.

The plots are interesting enough, but the writing style is so "flat" it's like reading a shopping list - such a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Chrysis17
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