When I last wrote about Melissa Yi’s wonderful character Dr. Hope Sze, she was in dire circumstances in Stockholm Syndrome. The aftermath of this has resulted in PTSD.
Currently living in Ottawa, Sze is set for a rotation at a lab for stem cell research. Scoping out the lab the evening before her first work day, she finds a body in the snow. The murdered man is Dr. Acayo, a recent addition to the personnel.
The research lab has an interesting mix of characters, from the imperious to the sullen, and the over enthusiastic. Sze must carefully navigate these personalities as there is something else happening there. It’s a deep, disturbing undercurrent that works on Sze’s vulnerability.
As she strives to deal with her trauma, Sze continues to be torn between the two loves of her life, Tucker and Ryan. Changes are coming and she may be too fragile to manage them.
Melissa Yi is a talented writer and this 6th offering in the Hope Sze Medical Crime Novels has her on firm ground.
~ June Lorraine