The Surgeon – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Surgeon

Author:- Leslie Wolfe

Date published:- will be published on 8th March 2023

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

Trusted surgeon. Loving wife. Murderer?

Before my world came crashing down, I had it all. The successful career I dreamed of. The beautiful red-brick home where I could relax in front of the fire. The handsome, devoted husband whose blue eyes and charming smile always made me feel safe.

As I call time of death, my voice is steady. My colleagues stand hushed around me, their eyes on me, confused, concerned.

I have never lost a patient until today.

My hands tremble inside their gloves. I slide down the cold tiled walls, my heart racing in my chest.

I have never hated a patient until today.

But what choice did I have, once I recognized him?

And what will I do to protect myself, if someone learns the truth?

Dr. Anne is a dedicated surgeon. Never once her patients died on the operating table. But when one of her patients dies, Dr. Anne wasn’t confused and shocked as her colleagues. Once when Dr. Anne recognized who the patient was, she wanted to kill him. Meanwhile, Paula, a state attorney who is having an affair with Dr. Anne’s husband is determined to bring Dr. Anne down, pinning her to the death of that patient.

This was a fast-paced medical thriller, switching between Anne and Paula. You might wonder why Paula is hell bent in destroying Anne for just a mere affair with her husband–for jealousy or for something else in her agenda? Honestly, Paula is one of those characters that I literally couldn’t stand at all (you know you have those moments when you hate a particular character so much and I felt like that way with Paula). This was unputdownable, there were a bit of twists and turns, the ending was also unexpected. I have read Leslie’s books before, the Detective Kay Sharp series and so I enjoyed reading this standalone novel written by her. I really hope that she would write more standalone in future as well!

Overall, this is a page turner which worth 4 stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.


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