I recently linked one of my books to a group of 17 authors in a medical thriller box set and am still reading my way through the collection. I must admit I was most curious about Uvi Poznansky’s contribution to the set, since I’m a long standing fan of her sharp and gripping writing. So I grabbed Overdose from her twitter feed and downloaded it.
Months after recovering from coma, Ash discovers that the man who performed her brain surgery has a questionable medical experience and a dark past, starting with his medical mission in India, 10 years ago, and ending just recently, with his wife’s suicide. Should Ash expose him at the risk of becoming vulnerable to his revenge?
In an attempt to learn more, Ash goes on a date with him. When the waitress drops a pink cellphone into her hand, she is hit by a bullet. On the cellphone are his wife’s last words: “Perhaps, you have the urge to shut me off or, at least, to ignore what I’m about to say. But listen you must, because even if you don’t believe it, you’re already much too close to danger…. Neil is my undoing. Make sure he isn’t yours.”
I read “Overdose” by Uvi Poznansky within one day, it was that gripping and addictive.
Not having read the previous books in the Ash suspense series made no difference. The mystery about Dr Patel, his questionable professional and personal background, and just what kind of game is being played between him and Ash was an immediate hook.
Ash is a very honest and real character with a strong and often cynical voice – for me yet another perfect narrator. It is these raw feelings that make the characters and their observation so fascinating, the thing I like most about Uvi’s books. Ash’s interaction with her opponent and her boyfriend are excellent; she’s playing with fire, letting us look into her mind while outwardly playing a different game – very well done. The plot drives along fast and furious in a web of deceit and confusion without ever dropping the ball or tension.
A great thriller and a series to watch out for.