Author: Gregg Luke
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: August 2012
Paperback: 288 pages
Genre: mystery suspense
FTC FYI: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed by Mindy
Goodreads Summary: Being an assistant to the state medical examiner in Salt Lake City might sound like a dead-end job, but Rebekah Smith loves the mystery and challenge of determining the cause of death in the bodies delivered to their morgue. Tutored by her friend and boss, Dr. Sandeep Mahesh, she gains understanding not only for her job, but also for how to mask her own troubled past.
While analyzing the corpse of a 100 year old woman, Rebekah discovers some disturbing elements: not only was the deceased woman a healthy centenarain, but she was also embalmed before anyone discovered she’d passed away. When two identical cases surface, Rebekah enlists the help of her boyfriend, special investigations officer, Josh Logan. Together they uncover shocking truths about the bizarre deaths, which eventually lead them to the nightmarish revelation they weren’t prepared for. Yet, unknowingly, the more they reveal, the closer they come to being the killer’s next guinea pigs.
5 out of 5 stars. I am starting right off with a rating today, because I can’t wait to tell you how much I loved this book. My husband gets a kick out of sitting next to me when I’m reading, especially when I’m reading spooky books. I gasp loudly, hold my breath, and shake my head too many times for him to count. This book was no exception. I loved it! I loved the mystery, the science, and Rebekah and Josh most of all. I loved them as a couple and their playful banter, even under extreme stress. I also enjoyed the point of view changes. It was interesting to see how characters in the story saw their situation. (I can’t say more :) Each character was written exceptionally well with care and detail. Gregg has definitely out done himself with this book. I can tell by reading his books that he has a brilliant mind, and have greatly enjoyed the books I have read from this great author. I also loved the Easter Egg from his Whitney nominated book from 2011, Bloodborne.