The Appointment blurb
He’s a doctor…but can you trust him?
With his marriage collapsing and grief-stricken following the death of his baby son, surgeon Dan Lewis is struggling to make sense of it all.
His work is his lifeline. But when he fixates on a child patient he thinks has a potentially lethal disease, no one believes the diagnosis. They all think he’s losing his mind.
When one of Dan’s critics is senselessly murdered and the evidence points to the damaged doctor as the prime suspect, his bad situation becomes desperate.
But there’s a dark secret linking the ill child and the murder victim. One that no one other than Dan can see.
Can he overcome his paralyzing despair to reveal the truth and clear himself?
And if he does, will he be in time to save an innocent child from a terrifying fate?
This was a brilliant read. From start to finish I was gripped. When I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it.
Dan and his wife Kate are still grieving over the death of their infant son. While Kate is coping as well as expected Dan is struggling. Dan throws himself into his job as an eye surgeon.
A routine exam on a young boy has Dan obsessed about the boy. A murder turns Dans life upside down.
This is a well written fast paced story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.
Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for London. A 35-year career in the NHS followed, the last 27 as a consultant ophthalmologist. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties and over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But retiring from the NHS has allowed Dylan to spend (even) more time in his writing office — a shed in the garden.