Kill and Cure Paperback – 15 May 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good story ... Well put together .. Good plot ..... Pushed all the right buttons ... Wanted to continue turning the pages to get to the endPublished 6 months ago by spuddypud
Good pace, held interest, but the two policemen are rather like a backroom sideshow, instead of being the main characters as implied in the synopsis. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mairi Kelly
I would like to be able to give this a proper review but I can't read it!!
The download is in such small print, despite my Kindle being set to the it's highest font setting,... Read more