#BookReview: Deadly Cure by Mahi Cheshire @MahiCheshire @vintagebooks @NetGalley
Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me, Mahi Cheshire. I came across this book via NetGalley >>>
About the Book:
THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH: FIRST, DO NO HARM…
Dr Rea Dharmasena is devastated when she loses out on her dream research job to her med-school rival and best friend, Dr Julia Stone.
To add insult to injury, Julia used Rea’s own cutting-edge research to get it.
But just as Rea finds it in her to forgive the betrayal, Julia, after a life-changing medical discovery, is found dead.
Despite finding herself caught up in a murder investigation and a complicated new romance, Rea is finally happy; she has the dream job she’s always wanted.
But at what cost?
Too Plodding for a Thriller
Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Vintage for this Advanced Review Copy.
The title, cover, and description all intrigued me, and I was delighted to receive a review copy of this book. Having worked as a nurse in past decades, I looked forward to a good medical thriller. Unfortunately, the read didn’t deliver for me. I found the pacing too slow and the characters flat and like cardboard cutouts. Basically, I couldn’t care less what happened to any of the people populating this novel. As for the plot, I found this too fantastical to believe. And the way the characters responded didn’t resonate. Finally, what happened at the end, and what got uncovered, just made things worse. The writing suffered from a lack of polishing with overuse of words such as “practically”, over and over and over again, and miswritten sentences such as “it got and worse” and “I take a tissue from box on the bedside” etc.
I wanted to like this book. I truly did. But it simply didn’t deliver for me. A few lines stood out for me, but so many more didn’t. I offer a soft 2 stars for this read.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …
US … At the time of writing this review post, no Amazon US page is showing for this book.