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A Step Ahead of Death
by Scott McPherson (Goodreads Author)
Jack Sharp's quiet life as a family physician in the heartland of America is shattered when he stumbles upon the body of a murdered young woman. Now seen as a potential suspect by local detectives, he must use all his training and intuition to find the real killer. Alicia Winters is running for her life. Will the help of a kind farmer and his daughter be enough to save her ...more
Paperback, 436 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Comfort Publishing, LLC
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"A Step Ahead of Death" was an interesting book. I'd say the first 1/3 of this book was my favorite. After that, it takes some pretty wild turns that, honestly, stretched even my imagination. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, I'd pick "bipolar". I don't mean that in a strictly bad way, just that it swings from one extreme to the other rather suddenly. The first half is a normal murder mystery story, the second half is just craziness. The first half is so wonderfully unpredictable ...more
Sep 18, 2011 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes mystery in intrigue
Recommended to Jane by: The author
I read this book in one day. That is a good thing as it means that it is well written and I want to find out the end, who did it. I liked the way the story lines converged to find out what happened. You get just enough of each character and their background where I find myself wanting to know more about them and how they fit into the entire story. Gradually, you find out more about each one and their role in the initial crime scene. Look forward to more from this author.
Jan 25, 2012 Lynda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Lynda by: daughter
I really enjoyed this book in spite of all the errors. By that I mean the wrong use of words or using a word double or as an example the first chapter described the body as not wearing any rings but on the cover is a hand with a ring clearly on it! This type of lazy editing bugs me. But, really enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it.
I couldn't put this book down. It was unique as most books like this are written by lawyers, but I found it compelling because it was written by a doctor. It also took enough twists and turns to be compelling and had a very different ending than I thought it would. I would highly recommend it for anyone.
Scott McPherson, M.D. has found that he not only loves to write fiction, but his readers love his books. He has often had a patient chide him for ending his first novel with a cliff-hanger and making them wait to find out what happens next. Author of three novels, he continues to look ahead to new projects and ideas for additions to his series about Jack Sharp, M.D. He has successfully looked at h ...moreMore about Scott McPherson...