Monday, July 9, 2012

Review: Promise Me Eternity by Ian Fox

File Size: 620 KB
Print Length: 370 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: Author sent copy for Review

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Dr. Simon Patterson is a successful and well-respected neurosurgeon at Central Hospital in the town of Medford. Married, though without children, he keeps himself so busy that one day is not much different from another. Until, that is, he saves the life of the powerful mobster Carlo Vucci.

At a dinner in honor of Dr. Patterson, Carlo Vucci introduces him to his alluring wife Christine. Simon is entranced by her beauty.

Three weeks later, Christine shows up at the hospital, complaining of terrible headaches. Dr. Patterson offers to help her, but Christine did not come to see him just because of her headaches. A series of shocking events follow that turn Dr. Patterson's life into a nightmare. Among other things, he finds himself in court being accused of murder in the first degree ...

Most of you know I have been trying to branch out of my comfort zone and try new genres and this book was one that is totally out of my realm. It is a mystery/thriller and the premise had me intrigued.

I did like this book, though I do have one issue, and that is the switching of characters views. I really don't mind one or two but this was the all the characters. Though I can see what the author was trying to do, for me it was a bit much. And while all the subplots did eventually connect with the main plot, I struggled a bit with all the characters and their own story to get to what and why things were happening.

Once I got past my initial issue, the story flowed pretty well and I found myself rooting for the main character, really how much bad luck can one person have? The female characters kind of ticked me off, all for the exception of two, Edna and Maria, both who were the only two that weren't out to get something from the good ole doctor.

After reading this, I found its nice to to branch out of your comfort zone, it was a refreshing change of pace of what I am used too and maybe just maybe I have a new genre to like.

3 out of 5 stars

I recieved a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.


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