YES! A case where a subject specialist is also capable of noveling.
Where Death is a Hunter follows the story of Hannah Fâtier, a young, ethnically ambiguous anesthesiologist. She’s in San Fran, and is in her first real job at a good hospital. She’s all set one morning to anesthetize a patient for an elective procedure — plastic surgery. Things are normal…until they aren’t. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say the rest of the book is a compelling whodunnit.
Now, there is nothing particularly ground breaking about this novel. It doesn’t give a twist on a generic plot or introduce anything we haven’t seen before. BUT, I just couldn’t put the darn thing down. Stookey’s writing flows effortlessly throughout. It is simple and descriptive with, what I think, is typical and appropriate dialogue.
The back cover blurb calls it “un-put-down-able”, and I wholeheartedly agree. I read this in two sittings. It would have have been one sitting, but I had to, you know, sleep. Argh.
Hannah is seriously put through the wringer in this. Does she come out on top? *shrugs mysteriously* Guess you’ll have to read it to find out! (And you totally should.)
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.