â€˜A riveting readâ€™ Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Year
â€˜A smartly-paced thrillerâ€™ Evening Standard
â€˜Dramatic, unnervingâ€¦ exceptionalâ€™ The Sun
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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 Lukeâ€™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 narratorâ€™s version of the events be trusted?
â€˜A delightful read. The serial killer plotline is an added bonus. I loved itâ€™ Kathy Reichs, the #1 New York Times bestseller