Friday, March 09, 2012

Promise Me Eternity

by Ian Fox

Dr. Simon Patterson is a successful and well-respected neurosurgeon at Central Hospital in the town of Medford. Married, though without children, he keeps himself so busy that one day is not much different from another. Until, that is, he saves the life of the powerful mobster Carlo Vucci. At a dinner in honor of Dr. Patterson, Carlo Vucci introduces him to his alluring wife Christine. Simon is entranced by her beauty. Three weeks later, Christine shows up at the hospital, complaining of terrible headaches. Dr. Patterson offers to help her, but Christine did not come to see him just because of her health. A series of shocking events follows that transforms Simon’s life into a nightmare. Among other things, he finds himself in court being accused of first degree murder…

There are a number of characters to keep track of and at times I got a little confused, but that only lasted a little while.  The main character, Dr. Patterson, is self-absorbed and quite clueless at times even though he is a competent surgeon.  Now that I think of it, most of the characters are not very likable and yet, I still really liked the book.  There were a few twists and turns to keep you guessing, but I was pretty sure how things were going to end.  That said, there was a delightful little twist to finish things off.

I received an e-copy of Promise Me Eternity from the author through Smashwords, an ebook online store.  I just checked and you can buy this book from Smashwords or for 99 cents.  It's definitely worth buying.  If you are interested Fox has a 2nd ebook, Only the Strongest Survive available for 99 cents on amazon.  I'm interested!  See links in right column.  I kept thinking as I read that I would like to read another book by Ian Fox so I'm happy to discover there's another one available and at such a wonderful cost.

** I received a free copy of Promise Me Eternity in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.


Kailana said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed this. I have been exploring Smashworlds a bit lately and look forward to exploring it some more.

Mystica said...

Liked the review and making a note of this one.