I almost NEVER quit a book partway through, but this one was an exception to the rule, and I finally gave up about a third of the way into it. I'm not sure if i've read any of this author's other books, but this one looked good. I wanted to like it, I really did, and the first few chapters actually seemed promising. Unfortunately, that didn't last, and after that the storyline started getting bogged down in weird side narratives referencing the odd, almost incestuous relationships the various characters have with one another. The dynamics just don't make sense, and perhaps part of the oroblem is that there are simply too many characters that the author has tried to flesh out too much. The end result is rather confusing, kind of soap opera-esque (and coming from me, that is definitely not a compliment!).
Medical thriller ... well worth the time to read!!!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe spends her workday keeping Death at bay. But now it
stalks her in her home...
The life-and-death struggle waged daily in the ER is a constant, integral part of Evelyn Sutcliffe's existence. Her home is her refuge from the frenzy, the anxiety, the uncertainty, and the blood. But on a night when she and her closest friends are supposed to be celebrating Evelyn's anniversary with her significant other, psychiatrist Phil Carchiollo, a would-be murderer has invaded her sanctuary. Now a colleague clings to life by the barest of threads, struck down by poison he ingested while cooking in Evelyn's Manhattan apartmenta lethal surprise intended for one or more of Dr. Sutcliffe's invited guests...or for Evelyn herself. As chaos threatens to engulf her professional and personal worldsas sordid secrets about the friends and coworkers she thought she knew suddenly begin to come to lightEvelyn Sutcliffe realizes that she must trace a murderous evil to its twisted roots. For everything she senses, everything she learns, suggests that a killer is lurking perilously close to her: in the halls of University Hospital...in the shadows of the ER...
Outside her bedroom door.