It’s Friday the 13th, No better time to take a journey into a dark and terrifying conspiracy… The Loss of Deference: A Medical Thriller by Michelle Muckley – $2.99 on Kindle **Plus, today’s Kindle Daily Deals**
In a world where life has a price, to what lengths would you go to find that which you have lost?
Will Moreton is one of the lucky ones: he still has a house, thanks to the fact that he has been assigned State Employment. Mind numbing or not, he’ll take whatever he’s given and try to keep the roof over his and wife Molly’s head. He doesn’t want them to end up living in a Shelter like the one where he works. The recession has hit Grafton hard, just like most places, and having a job and a home is a luxury that few can afford. If only he was like Dan, with a good job and a steady income. He never has to worry about money.
Dan Fox is Will’s best friend, and works as a nurse in the local hospital. He needs cash desperately in order to pay for his mother’s care. She is dying and deserves the best in her last years of life. He owes her that, doesn’t he? After what happened? It helps to put things right. He’ll do whatever he is told to make sure he can keep her where she is comfortable. Will is the only one that knows the childhood secret that Dan is keeping. Neither of them wants to think back to the terrible day that binds them together.
But Dan had started keeping new secrets. Secret’s that not even Will knows about. These secret’s are kept locked away in his mind, and hidden behind the Victorian walls of the hospital in which Dan works. Dan thinks that he has covered his tracks. But one winter’s day, when Will can’t find Molly anywhere, he looks to Dan for help. By doing so he makes a discovery that leads him into a terrifying conspiracy. The only problem, he has no idea.
A British mystery which takes you on a journey of trust and betrayal, the reader is compelled to experience the limits of true friendship through a web of disturbing lies and truths. In this medical thriller you must look for hope not only in the strongest of human bonds, but also the darkest corners of life.
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“The last time I had such a sense of foreboding, desolation and loss was while reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go.” D Thompson, Goodreads reader
“The final few chapters as the novel races to its finish is a white-knuckle ride, and more than once I wanted to close my eyes so that I might not see what I was sure was coming.” T. Crattie, Goodreads reader