I received this as a Review Copy for an honest review.
Alex Benedict is a hospital pharmacist whose personal life is about to crash into his career. His wife has terminal cancer and has just taken a turn for the worse.
Meanwhile, a fellow pharmacist has hung himself, shortly after a patient has died under suspicious circumstances – casting doubt over the deaths of some other patients.
Alex is then drawn into a chase to find a hidden treasure, knowing that finding it could be a matter of life and death.
I am really not sure what to make of this book. I’m not sure what it is meant to be. I assume it’s a thriller, but it’s far too soft a lot of the time, and the peril doesn’t feel very realistic. And then there’s some odd sort of sci-fi thing going on in it too. And also some kind of ‘National Treasure’ style short American history lesson.
For me, there were also too many ‘bibley’ statements made in it. Too much forgiveness, doing well to others, being at one with your maker, acceptance of fate. I want anger and emotion from my thrillers!
It wasn’t quite as bad as the awful Promise Me Eternity – although there are similarities between the two. It was confused, the dialogue felt stilted and the story flow and pace wasn’t quite right.
So, not exactly a book *I* will be giving a second chance, I’m afraid! (See what I did there?)