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Reviewer: Myke Clarisse Vinson 23rd October 2014
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Wow! This book is one of a kind! I finished reading this book in just one sitting. I love the writing style of Catherine Putsche. It is not confusing and the transition is very great! Every chapter is very intriguing and will make you grip in your sits and grit your teeth. The plot is very believable; you will think it might happen to you sooner or later. Of course, there are things that might look not so realistic but the way Catherine Putsche describes it, you will not doubt even for a second that what she is stating can be true. I also love how the characters in the book develop. The mystery is always there and very well hidden I did not guess what is really happening until the author revealed it. I really love mysteries and horror stories but this is definitely one of the best I have ever read. I am giving it a rate of five stars because even hours after reading the book, up until now that I was writing the review, I can still feel my heart beating fast and I can't forget every scene in the book. I learned to love every character, may it be the protagonist or the antagonist. The Surgeon's Son is a great horror, mystery, suspense thriller that will surely hook anyone who will read it. It is a must read! I will definitely recommend this to anyone who loves horror stories, mysteries and thrillers! I will also recommend this to my friends to let them feel what I felt while reading this book. Great book! I would really love to have a physical copy if I ever get to find one in the bookstore in the near future.My Rank 5 Stars
The Surgeon’s Son
By Catherine Rose Putsche
A gripping tale if you ask me, very graphic scenes that are full of suspense and hold the reader to it.
I would say that this is as good as similar books on the market of this genre—A real frightener, albeit a book of fiction!
The book is well written and a credit to the author. She knows her stuff when it comes to medical procedures besides having a literal talent to depict events of an unnatural nature...captivating!
I would expect this to be in the bookshops in time and should do very well.
The only thing it lacks is a warning—‘Not for people with a nervous disposition’.
Love it...Many stars!
Well done Catherine!
One Off, Sir!
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The Surgeon's Son is a horror story that pulls the reader along in spite of the grizzly events told in a matter of fact fashion that somehow deepens the effect. A well-written novel, which, though incomplete, Illustrates the limitations of police investigations and makes the reader want to ask questions such as: why can't the cops see it must be a surgeon at work here? Why can't they connect disguises with someone with a facial disfigurement? Yet in reality, these are common failings with investigations and the perpetrator will no doubt eventually be caught. All the characters are well developed. High stars.
Chapter One Notes:
Excellent characterization of the villain through action and memory rather than attempting direct description, which is usually less effective.
I've read that an irrational fear of clowns (coulrophobia) is very common in children, so the last sentence is certainly apropos.
There are a number of nits to pick, but none interfere with communication.
The first chapter definitely makes me wish to read on.
I wonder if Victor has impaired vision--wouldn't some of the acid have got into at least one eye?
The Surgeon’s Son is a crime novel about a serial killer in England who targets teenage girls. The reader is brought on a roller coaster ride of horror, hope, sadness and joy as the ‘Surgeon’ unleashes his own brand of torture on his innocent young victims.
‘The Surgeon’s Son’ is different to many other novels in the genre as it is more character driven and less about the police investigation in general. In most of the crime books I’ve read the police procedure is the centre of the story and the victims are only a means to provide clues in propelling the investigation to its conclusion. In this novel the investigative team; although an integral part of the story, takes a back seat. The ‘surgeon’ himself is really the focus of the novel along with the victims. We are given a lot of information about the victims and what they are thinking and feeling, the families viewpoint of having a missing child and quite a detailed look behind the serial killer himself and his motivations. There is a big back story behind him and the reader is left in no doubt who the killer is from the beginning of the book. There are no twists and turns to keep you guessing but there are plenty of thrills and excitement in the anticipation itself of the killer finally being caught.
The Surgeon’s Son is a fast paced, exciting read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys crime fiction. It is set up for a sequel which will include the same investigative team.