The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery

The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery

by Paul Flower




Jesse Tieter, M.D. has carefully constructed the ideal life. But lately, neither his Chicago-based neurology practice nor his wife and son are enough to suppress the memories that have haunted him since he was a little boy. He can’t stop thinking about that summer day in 1967 when his father died.

So Jesse is heading back. Back to the town and the place where a long-repressed horror occurred. Back to make sure his twin keeps the family’s secret buried.

But what will he uncover along the way?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985956271
Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

For more than three decades, Paul Flower has been an award-winning copywriter, creative director and a journalist. He has spent much of his life and career in West Michigan’s beach-resort country, where wealthy Chicago tourists cross paths with a rich cast of made-for-reality-TV locals–the ideal backdrop for this, his first published novel. Paul and his wife, Lori, have four grown children and a yellow lab named Barney.

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The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crackling with vivid descriptions of events both in the minds and the lives of fraternal twins whose lifelong estrangement is about to come to an end, "The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery" proves the adage, "We may be through with the past, but the past isn't through with us." While Paul Flower tells the entire riveting tale in only 241 pages, this is no light read. Quickly jumping deep into the complex thoughts and schemes of the main character, this novel accelerates at an unflinching pace, ricocheting between present and past, one man's mind and that of his twin brother. It's a dark and fast ride that once started you won't want to get off until you've reached it's climactic finish. With supporting characters running the gamut from hilarious to hideous, this novel does not disappoint. I can't wait to see the movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative and complex characters highlight this disturbingly suspenseful mystery.  Take a ride on the dark side of human nature. You'll be glad you did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful enough I didn't want to put it down! Left me wondering if there will be a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well crafted read that blends the present with the past seamlessly. Twists and turns take the reader on a fine tuned journey. Wonderful read!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
The Redeeming Power Of Brian Surgery is a riveting psychological thriller that will keep the reader in suspense and sitting on the edge of their seats. Author Paul Flower weaves a gritty dark tale of suspense that follows the complex story of Dr. Jesse Tieter, M.D. and how his ideal life is turned upside down when his attempts to suppress the haunting memories of his past are brought to the surface when he travels back to his small Michigan hometown and faces his estranged fraternal twin brother and deeply buried family secrets. This is a compelling, intricate, and fast paced story that alternates between the past and the present. It has enough richly vivid descriptions of the devious and haunting events in the family's past that will send chills down your spine. I loved how the author allows the reader to delve into the twisted minds of the twins, the complexity of their dysfunctional relationship is palpable, and it lends credence to the old adage that people are not always what they appear to be. The Redeeming Power Of Brain Surgery is a gritty dark tale that will take the reader on an exhilarating roller coaster ride. There is enough drama, suspense, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep the reader engaged and guessing what will happen next until the surprising and climatic conclusion.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
On the dark side of it all it will for sure keep you on edge! It's a hard book to put down... Make sure you have the guts to read it at night.. Well written! But will take you through many twist and turns! *Received for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenseful, nicely intense and a really great read! I got this book as a gift and was very surprised, hope Flowers writes another book soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago