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Sometimes People Die by Simon Stephenson
About The Book
The year is 1999. Returning to practice after a suspension for stealing opioids, a young Scottish doctor takes the only job he can find: a post as a senior house officer in the struggling east London hospital of St Luke’s.
Amid the maelstrom of sick patients, over-worked staff and underfunded wards a darker secret soon declares itself: too many patients are dying.
Which of the medical professionals our protagonist has encountered is behind the murders? And can our unnamed narrator’s version of the events be trusted?
Doctors have to follow the Hippocratic Oath when they work, they have to try to save the patient; so what happens if instead of saving them, they start killing?
I have to say that I found this book quite fascinating; the main character, a young doctor that has been put on probation for the use of opioids, starts working at a big hospital. And soon discovers something shocking… There are too many patients dying, so, what’s really happening behind closed doors? I have to say that this is not the typical mystery I am used to, I don’t read many books based on doctors and their practices… and after reading this book I think I’ll look for more! It has an interesting background of malpractices and killer doctors that I will have to take a look at to know more about their cases! And when every character is presented it’s when the fun begins, the real mystery starts to show and the questions and twists will start appearing without any advice!
This is an interesting book; perfect to keep any reader entertained and at the same time quite informative with the dark side in medicine, the killers.
If you are looking for a different book to keep you guessing, this is the one you should start; “Sometimes People Die”.
About The Author
I am from Edinburgh in Scotland, but live now in Los Angeles. I have had stopovers along the way in London and San Francisco.
I’m a writer and screenwriter, and before I became a full-time writer I was a physician.
My new novel, ‘Sometimes People Die’ will be published in September 2022.
I have written two other books. ‘Set My Heart To Five’ came out in 2020. The Washington Post review said that I might be ‘Vonnegut’s first true protege’. You’d better believe I am going to be dining out on that for the rest of my life.
‘Let Not the Waves Of the Sea’, my memoir about losing my brother came out in 2012. It won Best First Book at the Scottish Book Awards, and was serialized on BBC Radio 4.
I’ve worked as a writer on various films including Pixar’s LUCA, PADDINGTON 2, and my own THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN. Like every other screenwriter in Hollywood, I have a bottom drawer full of unproduced scripts and forgotten promises. So it goes.