Friday, July 17, 2020

An Eye For Murder


An Eye For MurderAn Eye For Murder by Martin Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A medical mystery thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat...

An Eye For Murder by Martin Sherwood is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The author weaves a well-crafted medical mystery thriller with a generous sprinkling of suspense throughout. Intriguing twists and turns ensures that this book will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. The story unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between the words, the author breathes a pulsating intensity that rolls like a motion picture camera.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘A brilliant egocentric scientist is close to a breakthrough that will make cataract surgery unnecessary. Professor Lucy Efron administers drops synthesized in her lab, which are secretly tested on elderly people, later found in the cemetery, their eyes mysteriously removed. As Efron approaches the final clinical trial with her 12th test tube, she reveals that two presidents of major pharmaceutical companies are battling over her formula and nothing – absolutely NOTHING, will stop them from getting this precious 12th tube. The deadly clinical trial could have gone unnoticed, were it not for Milbert, a na├»ve medical student, whose grandmother suffers from Alzheimer. She alerts him about the disappearing tenants in her nursing home and says that she might be the next on the murderous list. As Milbert begins his own investigation and gets closer to unveiling the plot, he understands that he has only one shot at stopping the murder of more innocent people, but it could cost him his own life.’

The story had every element a good story should have. A solid plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book. I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class mystery, thriller and suspense with perfect pacing.

This is my second time reading this author. His first book MARKED TO DIE was also an excellent read. Highly recommended reading again, and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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