By: Robin Cook
Publication Date: December 6, 2022
Published By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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Dr. Jack Stapleton is a medical examiner, and his wife, Dr. Laurie Montgomery, is the Chief of the medical examiner’s office. They have been through a lot together, but never imagined that Laurie’s longtime friend, Dr. Sue Passero, would die. Afterall, she was healthy and took care of herself. Jack, at Laure’s request, handles the autopsy for this case. What was thought to be a heart attack, wasn’t, and Jack is convince there is something more nefarious occurring. Being that Dr. Passero was a close friend of his wife’s Jack takes a special interest in this case; but someone doesn’t like him meddling and vows to get rid of Jack.
The Night Shift starts out with a bang, and for the most part, keeps you intrigued. There are times when it feels a little dense because of all the detailing in the autopsies with tons of medical terminology. There were also pages of description of things that didn’t add to the story, for instance, I didn’t need to read a page plus on the bike lanes in New York City. I was kept guessing as the killer for the first half of the book but was able to guess the killer prior to the reveal. Once the reveal happened, the book really took off. At that point, this became a medical thriller that will get your heart beating! While you knew who the killer was, the situations that were occurring were intense, and I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I devoured the second half of this book! This book is perfect for anyone that likes thrillers, and/or medical thrillers. I would highly recommend it!