Sometimes People Die: A Novel

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Sometimes People Die and there isn’t anything you can do. However, the death rate at St. Luke’s is higher than it should be. A young doctor has recently started working there when an otherwise healthy older woman dies under suspicious circumstances. He has just returned to practicing medicine after being suspended for stealing opioids. He becomes the main suspect until it’s discovered that there have been at least twelve suspicious deaths beginning before he got to St. Luke’s. This young doctor will discover that people are more layered than they appear and being a doctor often changes people to do despicable things.

While the story itself was intriguing, my favorite part was the true stories of healthcare killings interspersed throughout. The actual story was more of a slow burn than a thriller, but fascinating nonetheless. This book leaves you wondering about the state of healthcare and the toll it takes on those providing care. It asks deeper questions, such as, how can you not be changed by facing life and death every day? What makes some healthcare workers become murderous, while others continue to save lives, even at great personal cost? Overall, a compelling read that’s worth your time.

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Author Simon Stephenson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Hanover Square Press
Publish Date 20-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781335429254 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller