Book Reviews of Under the Knife

Under the Knife
Under the Knife
Author: Tess Gerritsen
ISBN-13: 9781551666112
ISBN-10: 1551666111
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is an early work of Gerritsen's, yet I found that I could not put it down. I did find that there were some aspects of romance to this book that seemed more prevelant than in later books. This was an interesting aspect of the early years of Gerritsen.
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Helpful Score: 3
When Dr. Kate Chesne is accused of medical malpratice, she is shocked and outraged. With her career on the line, she digs into the case, with the help of her lawyer, and uncovers a shocking coverup. A good read, Gerritsen delivers a fast pace and wonderful twists and turns. I NEVER saw the ending coming, it was a wonderful climax and a suprsing killer was revaled! If you enjoy murder mystries, medical stories, or are a fan of Robin Cook, this book is for you!
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Helpful Score: 3
Melodrama and logical flaws slay this tale of murder and yuppie love. Gerritsen ( A Call After Midnight ) gets off to a flying start with a death during routine surgery. Although medical records suggest the patient died due to an error by anesthesiologist Kate Chesne,sp ok/pk who is sued for malpractice, she persuades David Ransom, lawyer for the victim's parents, that the records are suspect. Together they discover that the "accident" is one of a series of murders. Fortunately for the protagonists, the killer, who has efficiently cut the throats of two other victims and fractured the skull of a third, decides for no convincing reason to indulge in an elaborate frame-up that could easily fail. Characters are also inconsistent: in the beginning David plans to "expose" and "destroy" Kate, but tells her a few pages later that he doesn't attack doctors, only their mistakes. The lovers' squabbling and passion never rise above romance formula; even the author characterizes one of her scenes as "a tableau taken straight out of some soap opera."
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Helpful Score: 2
A little predictable in some places, but overall well worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a good story overall. A lot of times, I was amazed at how well the author can blend her thrillers in with a romance and stitch it all together for a great read. The medical mystery story-line was done really well.
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Helpful Score: 1
A doctor is sued for malpractice for a death during surgery. But she thinks someone is setting her up and tries to figure out who and why!

Very good!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good medical mystery with romance thrown in.
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Helpful Score: 1
This wes one of her best. The book keeps you guessing all the time, with a very unexpected ending. I couldn't put it down!
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This is an intriguing early book from Tess Gerritsen. She has certainly improved since these early books. But still, a good read.