Final Mercy – Frank J. Edwards Review

Final Mercy
Frank J. Edwards

As chief of the emergency department, Dr. Jack Forester is about to win an ongoing battle to modernize the ED, until someone tries to murder his mentor and Jack finds himself in a race against the odds to avert disaster for the hospital and avoid a similar fate himself.

You can’t help but enjoy this book!  Initially, it starts out a little slowly by introducing all of the characters and the history and ownership of the medical buildings.  Edwards is talented at showing the relationship between the doctors and each personality without describing anything – he is a master of “show me, don’t tell me” which is utterly refreshing for a new writer.  I was initially a little wary of the medical jargon, but there was only a little and none of it was overwhelming.

The characters in this novel are extremely black and white and you either love them or hate them.  It’s a little unfortunate because it makes all of them a little static.  I don’t mind disliking characters, but when I despise them, it’s a little exhausting.  However, something I liked was that the main protagonists, Jack and Zellie were flawed and not perfect, which made them extremely real to me.

Overall, this is a fantastic thriller and will keep you enthralled.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself racing through it to get to the conclusion.  Edwards is a very promising writer and I’ll definitely be reading more from him!

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