by Christopher Stookey
Where Death is a Hunter contains every single ingredient that makes up for a superb book. The book begins right in the heart of everything when the main character, Hannah, explain what happened the day she lost a patient on the operating table. And Hanna’s way of pulling you into her story is amazing. And bit by bit she reveals new things about herself and how this incident affected her.
I was at first surprised a bit by the style of writing, which is more of a backstory type of writing. And rather than showing the story as it unfolds, Hannah retells this story in her own words. It was very different for me, but I ended up really enjoying it. Somehow it made it all feel so real, like Hannah was a friend of mine that I lost touch with, and this was her letter to me where she told me this story. It just worked so well.
Every page was filled with intrigue and there was no way I could bring myself to put the book down, I had to finish it. Ended up reading the whole thing in less than four hours, and I enjoyed every single part of it.
The story is a mix between medical drama and mystery, and the author does this so well. It wasn’t until I finished the book that I realized that Christopher Stookey in fact is a doctor himself, and in retrospect that really shows in the pages. The medical part is so well described and so authentic that not once did I feel confused or wonder how the author knew these things. Hannah was a doctor to me, and everything she did and said made that perfectly clear without being too technical about it.
The feelings of guilt and the hesitations about getting back into the job after losing a patient all felt so genuine and I really connected with Hannah.
I am not completely sure how to explain my love for this book, but I truly enjoyed it and I would recommend this to everyone who likes to read. You can’t miss out, this is great.
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