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Kill and Cure Paperback – 15 May 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Alice&Fred Books (15 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956096506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956096500
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.7 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,427,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An interesting book penned by a first time author which proved to be a really good debut novel.

Medical conspiracies are not the easiest type of fiction to find original formulas for. However this tale of drug trials, their exploitation & manipulation for profit, blended with murders numerically on the level of the fictional English county of Midsomer is a really enjoyable read. There are many deft twists to the tale of Chiropracter David Stichell's descent into a world of treachery as events spiral out of his control.

It provided a satisfying & engaging read with a totally unexpected twist at the end.

The author, himself a chiropractor who has studied immunology and developmental genetics, has obviously drawn on his own knowledge and experience so the story comes across as having a solid foundation. I did feel some of the medical terminology would possibly be a little too much for some readers, but it certainly does not distract from the storyline.

The complex tale is portrayed with an excellent writing style although I felt a touch less dialogue and more narrative could be beneficial?

I was going to give four stars based on the two very minor criticisms cited above but on reflection have allocated five. This was because I only found two typos in the whole book - a pretty remarkable achievement! - also as it was certainly a very good purchase and I hope to read more by this author in the future, so I felt overall it did indeed merit five stars.
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Chiropractor, David Stichell (Stich), is one of the participants in a trial testing a new drug designed to shrink cancer tumours. The action starts when his fiancée, a scientist working on the same trial, is fatally shot. Escaping with a gunshot wound to the leg, Stich goes on the run from both the police and the criminals who want him dead.

A fast and furious medical thriller, gripping from start to finish. Twists and turns galore, this is one of those books that plays like a movie in your head.

Davison's clean, tight writing style lends itself particularly well to this genre.

An impressive debut. I loved it. Michael Palmer and Tess Gerritsen fans will, too.
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Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It was fast paced and extremely exciting. Really edge of your seat stuff. There were twists and turns along the way which were completely unexpected. If you like fast pace, crime thrillers then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book and will be waiting eagerly for another book from this author.
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Although I am not a great fan of medical conspiracy stories this was an above average read. There was plenty of twists along the way and I found myself feeling sorry for the main character 'Stitch' poor guy went from normal living to being on the run in a matter of a few hours. The medical terminology got a bit confusing at times but not enough to spoil the storyline.

If I had to have one niggle it would be that 'Stitch' seemingly made a miraculous recovery after being shot, one minute he had a limp the next he was 'legging' it all over the place. However that aside I found it kept my interest and I liked the twist at the end.
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This is not a long or complex novel, but it is a fast-paced one as a chiropractor and his girlfriend get caught up in a pharma industry scandal. She is murdered and he ends up on the run.

As with many similar novels, it is reasonable to ask why our protagonist doesn't turn to, or co-operate with, the police. Of course, if he did, we'd be without the novel.

There are some twists and turns to keep interest levels up, but it really is only the pace which makes the book work. There is nothing really flash in the writing and the story's core is pretty basic. The protagonist aside, Davison also doesn't do too much with his characters - and there are way too many of them, I might add.

An easy to read, fast-paced novel, but one which doesn't offer anything new or different. 7/10
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I've just read this book in one sitting - couldn't put it down and will def be trying more of this author. Others have already covered the plot in their reviews....I liked the twists and turns and certainly didn't see the ending coming. Plot was very original and it moves along at a cracking pace.
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I'd not heard of this author before and to be perfectly honest I'd only fallen upon this book when browsing to see what freebies I could get for my Kindle and BOY am I glad I found this!! Very fast paced with my only annoyance being that at one point in the book somebody accused Stich, (chiropractor David Stitchell), of 'getting away scott free' so that his gunshot wound had obviously disappeared from the story line and I found myself wondering if he was now suddenly able to walk without the aforementioned limp?

However, this book definitely goes in my CPID, (couldn't put it down), category. I definitely like his style of writing which kept me gripped from start to finish whilst also throwing questions in my mind now and then as to who he should trust. Gripped me. Came as quite a let down when, having finished this book, I immediately turned on my wi-fi to browse for more books by this author only to discover that this was his debut novel. Hope he sees this review and puts fingers to keyboard asap to come up with another cracking novel.
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