Friday, July 18, 2014

Elective Procedures Book Review


Elective Procedures

by Merry Jones on Tour July 2014

Book Details:
Genre: Suspense
Published by: Oceanview
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-1-60809-116-4
Note: Excessive strong language
Synopsis:
Elle Harrison has taken a leave of absence to mourn the death of her husband Charlie.
Her friend Becky takes her out to dinner to cheer her up and, on impulse, drags her into a fortune teller's shop. The fortune teller predicts that Elle will travel and meet a new man. She also says that Elle is surrounded by a dark aura that draws the dead to her.

Elle dismissed the predictions as hogwash. But then her friend Jen takes her, Becky and another friend, Susan, to Mexico where she is getting lost cost cosmetic surgery. Elle is attracted to and asked out by Jen's surgeon, Alain DuBois. And Elle finds a woman hanging onto the balcony next to hers by her fingertips. Elle tries to save her and fails, almost dying in the process.

All of the fortune teller's predictions have come true. And, as the week progresses, more of Alain DuBois' patients are gruesomely killed, Jen is attacked, Elle is nearly murdered, and the spirit of her dead husband Charlie keeps appearing to her.

Who is trying to kill Dr. DuBois' patients--And why? Who is trying to murder Elle? Why does she keep seeing Charlie--Is she nuts? Or is his spirit really trying to protect her?

ELECTIVE PROCEDURES makes a week in Mexico into a chilling page turner, full of twists and unexpected developments, as well as a face lift or two.
My thoughts:
This is actually a really good book that will have you guessing who is the one murdering these women and it will surprise you in the end who did it but I had narrowed it down before the book let on. But, I have been reading these kind of mysteries for years and years so I have figured out how to weed out the ones who didn't do it.

It will keep you on the edge all the way through and you will have moments of laughter because these four women are really nothing alike and it makes you wonder how in the world are they friends? But, when push comes to shove, they are there for each other and I guess in the end, that is all that really matters.

There are two love stories going on at the same time that all of this is going on, so you it's not all cloak and dagger and it's a welcome relief to have a little bit of humor mixed in with the mystery.

Happy Reading!

Author Bio:

Merry Jones has written the Elle Harrison suspense novels (THE TROUBLE WITH CHARLIE, ELECTIVE PROCEDURES), the Harper Jennings thrillers (SUMMER SESSION, BEHIND THE WALLS, WINTER BREAK, OUTSIDE EDEN, and this fall, IN THE WOODS), the Zoe Hays mysteries (THE NANNY MURDERS, THE RIVER KILLINGS, DEADLY NEIGHBORS, THE BORROWED AND BLUE MURDERS).

She has also written humor (including I LOVE HIM, BUT...) and non-fiction (including BIRTHMOTHERS: Women who relinquished babies for adoption tell their stories).

Jones taught college creative writing for fifteen years. Her work has been translated into seven languages, and appeared in many magazines, including GLAMOUR.

She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, and The Philadelphia Liars Club. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives outside Philadelphia with her husband.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

9 comments:

Lance Wright said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this murder mystery with us! Sounds like a very interesting read!

Merry Jones said...

Thanks for taking a look at ELECTIVE PROCEDURES! You have a charming site.

Kelly Bernard said...

This sounds pretty good!

jenn huey said...

I might travel cross country if it were life or death and the Dr or hosital had a good record of success

Gala said...

I already did (dentist). It was much cheaper and professional level of doctors and stuff was way ahead of locals

Anita Yancey said...

I would go to another country for a medical procedure, but only if it was a life or death situation and I couldn't get the procedure in the US. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Donna Armstrong said...
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Donna Armstrong said...

I would travel to another country only if it was life or death and the doctor was reputable. gailusann20(at)live(dot)com

amanda whitley said...

i wouldnt travel to another country to get any procedure.