Monday, 28 March 2016
The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy
Thanks to Rebecca Muddiman and Mulholland Books, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review..........
Some men heal, others harm.......
Dr Harry Kent is a doctor in ICU in the local hospital, a police surgeon for the Metropolitan Police and a former army medic too so you could say he likes to keep busy as he tries to ward off the memories of his time as an Army medic, but why??
Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But Solomon Idris's case is different. Solomon Idris has taken eight people hostage in a chicken takeaway, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly ill teenager, where he keeps saying he's doing this for Keisha as they didn't care about her before the siege goes horribly wrong.
Solomon is rushed to hospital in a critical condition but when Solomon's life is put in danger again from the safety of a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect but what is it?? Everyone within the hospital becomes a suspect. Harry is determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action but he soon realises that someone in the medical world and even someone he may even know has broken the doctors' commandment 'do no harm' many times over........
I really liked this book, it started off with lots of fast and furious action, however I felt that for me it dipped a little in the middle but then it took off again right until I turned the last page. It had two of my favourite things, a police procedural meets a medical drama. This is ideal for fans of The Bill, Silent Witness, Casualty, ER or any other programmes that may involve these two things. There is a bit of medical jargon but it didn't shouldn't really bother a reader that is interested or not in this field as it's a really good read. I discovered that this book is going to be the first in a series of books that is going to feature Dr Harry Kent and I'm really looking forward to reading the next installment from Rob McCarthy.
I also loved the marketing that the publishers Mulholland Books did on this book. This is what was sent out to Book Bloggers, I thought that it was a very clever idea and you can see the picture of it below.
The Hollow Men is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores and is currently £9.99 at the time of publication of this review.