Title: No Cure For Murder (Brier Hospital #2)
Author: Lawrence W. Gold
Narrator: Laura Copland
Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are Holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After 55 years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.
Dr. Weizman has dealt with ageism for some time. So when his patients start turning up dead, that criticism reaches its highest point. Hospital staff thinks it might be his time to retire, but he’s confident that the deaths aren’t his fault. There’s a new doctor on his team, and despite her pretty, bright demeanor, there just might be a darkness in her.
Suspenseful with an interesting mix of characters. The MC in particular had some endearing ways about him. There are plenty of twists and turns, making it nearly impossible to guess who the killer is until it is revealed about 75% of the way through the book.
The only thing I didn’t really like in this story was the way it would switch POV suddenly and without warning. Made it a little hard to keep track of who was who, but I suppose that in the end that helped add to the suspenseful feel of the book.
Narration was okay.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.