The Cadaver's Ball
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The Cadaver's Ball

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  4 reviews
There are times when a trusted “friend” is so filled with hatred that he will do anything possible to ruin the other. Ed, Peter, and Beth had been friends through medical school. At the Cadaver’s Ball, the somewhat ghoulish-named celebration that is the closest thing to a senior prom the hardworking medical students have, Ed confidently presents Beth with an engagement rin...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Minotaur Books (first published 2005)
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Creates a tense atmosphere. The sympathetic character being framed by his scheming friend. This is a hard plot line to enjoy. Once past that initial reluctance to witness the good guy being manipulated for vengeance, the story was well paced and easy to stick with. It wasn't apparent from the story that the author had any particularly expert insights into the characters' motivations, actions or responses. Perhaps that is an unreasonable expectation created by jacket notes touting his professiona...more
This was a very intense thriller which kept my interest throughout. I liked how Peter knew something was wrong and that Ed was somehow involved even if he didn't know exactly what was going on. I also liked the way the point of view switched from third person (Ed) to first person (Peter).
Billed as a "psychological thriller," yeah, not so much. It was actually rather predictable, hoever, despite it's predictability, it did keep my attention (which, these days, is not easy).
Fun thriller for a week at the beach.
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