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By: Stephen J. Garner

Trauma and Redemption

Pages: 214 Ratings: 5.0
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This debut novel takes the reader on a ride through the gory drama of the operating theatre, the cut and thrust of the boardroom, searches the darker corners of the pharmaceutical industry, all whilst exploring the consequences of an illicit love affair.

Trained as an oral surgeon, Stephen practised in an NHS maxilla-facial unit for nearly 20 years. Alongside his clinical work, he pursued his love of music, gaining a diploma in performance studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He went on to sing principal roles for Mid-Wales Opera, Scottish Opera and English National Opera. Now retired from clinical practice, he is able to pursue a lifelong love of the written word, this being his debut novel. He lives in Bollington with his sculptor wife, Jane, and now enjoys an extended family with two children of his own, two stepchildren, and three grandchildren. A keen rock climber and mountaineer in his youth, Stephen still enjoys forays into the fells and moors surrounding their home on the western edge of the Peak District.

Customer Reviews
5.0
8 reviews
8 reviews
  • Tars88

    Gripping thriller.

    A soulful glimpse into the professional and personal dynamics of the protagonist's life as his medical career – complete with luxurious trips abroad – gets complicated by new passions and compromised by medical skullduggery. As his world changes, the book kept me hooked right to the end. Bravo!

  • anonymous

    A page-turner!

    A thoroughly enjoyable read. As well as a terrific, pacy plot, I especially loved the insight into the operating theatre & the machinations of hospital politics.
    I hope there’s another book!

  • Lacey

    Fab

    This was a great read from start to finish! Just so moving to a great summer book for all to read go get it well worth it xxxx

  • Edwards

    Arrests and delivers

    "Patients, if not too unwell, seemed to enjoy the to and fro of questions and answers pertaining to their condition; it made them feel special, part of the system. Andy loved this. He enjoyed speaking to concerned patients, enjoyed reassuring them. Also, if truth be told, he enjoyed exhibiting his extensive knowledge, gleaned over nearly 20 years of training. He knew his staff and patients looked up to him and, for a time at least, his inner rat stopped its
    gnawing."

  • Am23654

    Incredible and gripping!!

    Wow, what a book, it is a total page-turner and edge-of-your-seat drama.

  • Judith R.

    5 out of 5 stars A gripping first novel that got me hooked straight away

    I found it utterly absorbing to deal with subjects such as surgical trauma, politics, and intrigue as well as a healthy dose of romance
    I thoroughly recommend it

  • Roz

    5.0 out of 5 stars Get a copy! now

    Put this book in my bag as in-flight reading, and simply couldn't put it down. Devoured it, cover to cover. The plot twists and turns are brilliant. Get a copy! Keeping my eyes peeled for more books from this author.

  • Al

    5.0 out of 5 stars, Tight plot, great prose, and interesting characters, what's not to like?

    Only halfway through, can't put it down. Apart from writing this review

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