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The Appointment by Dylan Young

The cover and title of this novel scream medical thriller but this novel is firmly in the psychological thrills category. It does have strong medical credentials and the story centres on Dan Lewis, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a dream job down in Southwest England….
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If I Die Before I Wake

Written by Emily Koch — There are some bold claims on the back cover of this debut thriller by former local newspaper journalist Emily Koch. Penguin Random House’s publicity machine compares If I Die Before I Wake with two phenomenally successful bestsellers. It is said to…
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Know Me Now

Written by CJ Carver — This is the third crime thriller featuring former MI5 operative Dan Forrester and Yorkshire-area Detective Constable Lucy Davies, who team up with their old friend, general practitioner Grace Reavey. This time out, they are in the Scottish highlands, where Grace and…
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The Wages of Sin

Written by Kaite Welsh — The heroines of crime novels come in all shapes and sizes. Police officers, private detectives, doughty mothers and spirited teens, have all earned their places on our ever-more-groaning bookshelves. Time to add another to the fold – meet Sarah Gilchrist, medical…
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Hard Labour

Written by Bill Bateman — Medical crime fiction is not the most mined of the sub-genres we cover, which is strange because doctors hold life and death in their hands every day. And of course things don’t always go the way they planned. In Hard…
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Dark Asylum

Written by ES Thomson — Angel Meadow Asylum is a grim place even by the standards of 1851 London. Jem Flockhart is on the scene when a body is found. The murder is gruesome. There are fatal blows to the skull and the ears have been…
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The Empty Quarter by David L Robbins

What an exciting adventure combining military and medical thriller elements! It takes place in the Rub’ al-Khali, which translates as The Empty Quarter of the title. It’s the world’s largest desert and it occupies most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. People are scarce,…
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Embryo 5: Silver Girl

Written by JA Schneider — Maybe the title of this book seems a little off-putting. Somehow, in my mind’s eye, it conjured up a mutant alien life form wreaking havoc in some place or other. How wrong can one reviewer be? As the number suggest, Silver Girl…
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