Stockholm Syndrome: Melissa YI

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“… you know how they say money talks? Forget that. Firearms talk. They order. They compel.”



From author Melissa Yi comes a page turner that eases us into 2016. Dr. Hope Sze is a resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Montreal. She is on-call when the labour and delivery unit is turned into a danger zone by a man dressed in a burqa who pulls out a gun and shoots.

The book is called an introspective thriller for a reason. Related in first person we are privy to Sze’s thoughts as she deals with a shaky, claustrophobic and menacing situation. Ninety-five per cent of the story takes place in one room while she and Dr. Tucker help a woman deliver her baby.

This while the man Sze silently calls “The Bastard” threatens them at every move. He came to the hospital looking for his girlfriend and the baby she is carrying. He is not a patient man.

This is the fourth book of the Hope Sze medical mystery series and Yi has her own style of reflective humour as chaos whirls around her.

~ June Lorraine

To hear an interview with Melissa Yi check out Stephen Campbell’s podcast on CrimeFiction.FM





  One thought on “Stockholm Syndrome: Melissa YI

  1. January 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Thank you so much for the review, June. I really appreciate it, and your community of people passionate about fictional homicide.
    I’m including the international Amazon link to Stockholm Syndrome here (, but readers can buy it on Kobo, iBooks, Nook, etc.
    With a hat tip to Stephen Campbell and!

  2. January 3, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Reblogged this on Olo Books and commented:
    Melissa Yi’s latest thriller: “a page turner…Dr. Hope Sze is a resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Montreal. She is on-call when the labour and delivery unit is turned into a danger zone…an introspective thriller…a shaky, claustrophobic and menacing situation [with] reflective humour as chaos whirls around her.”

  3. January 4, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    Sounds good. It must be really intense for most of the novel to occur in one room. Nice to see Stephen’s on here too!

    • January 4, 2016 at 9:18 AM

      Yes, intense with some dry humour as Sze’s mind races looking for a way out

  4. January 11, 2016 at 3:40 AM

    I like nothing better than a good thriller and this sounds as if it keeps upping the tension – very innovative take on the ‘ticking clock’!

    • January 11, 2016 at 9:32 AM

      Hi Marie, it’s a slow build as it’s character driven. Very worth it for me. Thanks for commenting 🙂

    • January 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM

      Sorry Marie, I was under the wrong book when I replied. Stockholm Syndrome gets to the point very quickly and you are inside Hope Sze’s head all along the way 🙂

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