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Contrived and predictable plot. Prepare to totally suspend disbelief
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
I enjoyed reading many of JT Ellison’s detective Taylor Jackson books. I am a mystery-police procedural aficionado, who also reads suspense-thrillers, so I looked forward to reading this book.
The premise is good, the execution terrible. Overly long and repetitive at nearly FIVE HUNDRED pages, three storylines, illogical scenarios, flashbacks galore, and caricatured characters suitable for a parody. PLUS eye-rolling hospital-based events and dubious medical situations. Are there isolation rooms that lock from the inside? With no way for security or police to open the door?
By about 25% read, I posited the possible sequence of events, twists, turns, and side plots; and by 35% the crimes and culprit(s). Then I had to slog through the rest of the book. I tried listening to the Audible version, which featured very good voice actors, but they could not overcome the problems with the storyline, characters and the so-called twists.
The ending was bathetic.