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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    A weak finish to a once-distinguished author

    Poor character development, a lack of suspense, predictable actions, lack of the 'is this likely' test, weak dialog and absolutely no denouemant, make this the worst Robin Cook novel I've ever read. Are you sure it wasn't ghost-written?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2003

    Where is the ending

    I just finished this book last night. I purchased it 4 days ago and read through for three nights. The story line was interesting and capitivating and I enjoyed the friendship between Joanna and Debra. But like the other reviewers I was left hanging at the ending. I have read many books and by far this was the worst and most inept ending I have ever experienced. I bought the book at a second hand store and literally thought that someone tore out pages at the end of the book. Robin where did you go and what were you thinking in ending your story like this. I sensed you were tired of writing this story and decided to simply stop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2002

    What's the point? Shanked, not shocked

    A rather anemic effort from such a talented writer. Rather than being the usual action-packed novel from Cook, I found this book rich in fluff and filler, using verbosity, word repetition, and unneccesary descriptiveness instead of meaningful plot. I found the ending barely satisfactory and did not feel that I was left hanging since my own imagination could fill in the missing pieces. As a medical doctor myself, I liked the premise (which had tremendous potential) but not the plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2002

    shocked by ending

    my interest level constantly fluctuated. I thought the dialogue was on a nancy drew mystery level. Not very exciting and the greatest shock was the ending...just left you hanging!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    You Left Me Shocked!

    I just want to say that I have always been an avid reader of Dr. Cook, reading every novel as it comes out and racing thru to the end. This time I got the book at the library (thank goodness) and lugged this hard bound book everywhere, including Nevada over the Fourth to my hotel pool; to find out what would become of Deborah and Joanna and now that I have come to the end of the 370 pages I still do not know what became of the egg donors/college grads and I was left hanging! The only time I found that to be acceptable was on the serial books Stephen King designed for Green Mile which kept my daughter and I on the edge of our seat waiting for the next installment. Guess I am out of luck here. Maybe my ending should be that I will not continue to look for these so-called 'medical thrillers' in the future. Thanks Doc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    Where is the old Robin Cook

    There are some well written portions of this book and the ending is interesting but the plot seems very forced. It just seems that the characters, which are not very developed, are dragged through the plot kicking and screaming. I am hopeful for the return of the old Dr. Cook.

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