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Where Death Is a Hunter

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Hannah Fâtier is a thirty-two-year-old physician fresh out of residency training. She’s just started her first job as an anesthesiologist at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco, she’s bought a new home, and she’s engaged to be married.

In short, life is good for Hannah--until, one morning at work, tragedy strikes. A patient under her care dies unexpectedly during a routine
Paperback, 371 pages
Published 2015 by Silver Leaf Books
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Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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YES! A case where a subject specialist is also capable of noveling.

Where Death is a Hunter follows the story of Hannah Fâtier, a young, ethnically ambiguous anesthesiologist. She's in San Fran, and is in her first real job at a good hospital. She's all set one morning to anesthetize a patient for an elective procedure -- plastic surgery. Things are normal...until they aren't. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say the rest of the book i
Babus Ahmed
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hannah Fâtier, anaesthetist, is asked to resign when a death in the OR seems to be caused by her negligence. However, whilst over viewing the evidence in the subsequent malpractice suit against her she notices anomalies that lead her and her attorney to delve deeper into what happened that fateful morning when her patient coded and died.

I found this medical mystery thriller suspenseful and hugely entertaining. It was convincingly written by an emergency room physician and also dramatic license w
S.J. Pierce
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Good:

Mr. Stookey has a way with descriptions that I like; they’re not flowery or over the top, but vivid and to the point. The story also had a nice pace to it. At no point did I feel like it dragged on or that it was rushed. I also liked the fact that the author took time to develop his characters. I feel like I could run into any of these people on the street and be like “Oh, hey! Sorry about horrible thing that happe
Nick Rossi
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
In keeping with my predilection of reading books of varying styles and genres, I welcomed Chris Stookey’s medical thriller “Where Death Is a Hunter” with open eyes. The medical thriller genre is a tricky one. It could either be so chockfull of jargon and clichés that only fanatics of the genre will be left satiated. Or, on the other hand, it could be so sterile and cold that one feels like they would have had a better time sitting in a waiting room for a long, long time. Fortunately, neither of ...more
Reader's Hollow
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Reviewed by Kim @ The Reader's Hollow

Lead character, Hannah, starts the book in a troubling situation, where she loses a patient on the operating table. She reviews the facts in her mind over and over, but ultimately the blame must be placed somewhere, and lands on her.

Where Death is a Hunter contains a laundry list of unique and truly intriguing traits. I love the chapter headers which, instead of titles, are quotes related to
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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~E-copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review~

Hannah Fâtier is an anesthesiologist with a brand new job at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco. Her life seems ordinary until a patient under her care dies before the routine operation had properly begun. Hannah is blamed due to a basic medical error, yet Hannah knows she isn't to blame. Research into the patient Hannah discovers many inconsistencies. And learns that someone has framed her for a fatal medical mistake she knows she did
Biswanath Banerjee
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
She is now sitting in front of her lawyer-lawyer who is supposed to protect her from the multi million dollars lawsuit.
After all it is her negligence that has caused in the death of the patient-on the table of a simple cosmetic surgery. She was healthy-she was a promising model, a rising star –at least what the lawsuit has claimed-and now it is there to ruin the career of the young anesthetist.
But as she goes deep into her discussion of defending the lawsuit –at least how to make an honorable se
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading "Where Death is a Hunter." I love reading medical thrillers and I hadn't read one in quite a while. This hit the spot for me. The book was clean reading, which I appreciate very much. In addition the book was easy to read and understand. Mr. Stookey clearly explained the medical technicalities. The story is written in first person narrative, which I thought was done very well. From the moment I began reading it, I had a hard time putting it down. When the climax of the s ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book overall! I had the opportunity to read it before it was released, thanks to receiving an advance copy from the author. Where Death is a Hunter has great flow and good connections between the characters. I also enjoyed trying to solve the mystery of who “done it”! Who was the murderer? As the book progressed, I felt my heartbeat quicken as I wanted to see if the murder got solved before more people got hurt. I won’t say more as I don’t want to give away too much! I rate this boo ...more
Unfazeable Reader
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, mystery
On a damp, foggy morning in mid-January, Debora Thein's heart stopped beating.

It was supposed to be just another routine surgery for Hannah Fatier, an anesthesiologist at the Deaconess Hospital. She knew the procedure like the back of her hand. She had done anesthesiology for similar procedures a number of times before … yet something went terribly wrong.

The death of the patient is blamed on Hannah. She looses her job. The victim's husband, also a doctor at the same hospital, sues her. Wors
Erika Winterlia
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Where Death is a Hunter contains every single ingredient that makes up for a superb book. The book begins right in the heart of everything when the main character, Hannah, explain what happened the day she lost a patient on the operating table. And Hanna's way of pulling you into her story is amazing. And bit by bit she reveals new things about herself and how this incident affected her.

I was at first surprised a bit by the style of writing, which is more of a backstory type of writing. And rath
Allies Opinions
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am going to go ahead and give a disclaimer…..

Make sure your have plenty of time to read this book in one sitting. I have 2 kids and I read it right until I finished it. I read it while making my kids breakfast..and snacks….and lunch.

It’s that good. You won’t want to look away.

This book moves fast but isn’t lacking in anything. The characters are vibrant and memorable. The settings are wonderfully explained and easily imagined. The mystery is cleverly plotted and not easy to figure out.

I was s
J Earl
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won, first-reads
Where Death is a Hunter is a medical thriller that keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end. Christopher Stookey uses his own medical background to give the novel its realistic feel without getting bogged down in too much jargon. When the protagonist, Hannah, loses a patient on the operating table before an incision is even made, she appears to be the one responsible in spite of having done everything right. Evidence makes her begin to doubt herself and what she remembers. When a malpracti ...more
Sci-Fi & Scary
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: request-author

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What did I think of it? First, I have one minor criticism I'm going to get out of the way... The synopsis is mis-leading on one point. Hannah isn't engaged to be married when the book starts. Or even by the middle of it. The engagement was broken off before the book starts...and that, folks, is literally the only criticism I have of Where Death is a Hunter.

This was a fast-paced book, a
Don Sloan
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Debora Thein's heart stops beating at 8:37 a.m.on a foggy January morning in San Francisco, Dr.Hannah Fatier is dumbstruck. There's no warning, and -- beyond the fact that she's dead -- she's the wife of a hospital board member. And now they're saying it's Dr. Fatier's fault.

This excellent medical thriller follows Hannah's tortuous path to perdition as she is summarily fired over the incident, then works to make sense of the tragedy. Turns out, the woman's death wasn't a medical error at al
Mike Siedschlag
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer, disclaimer, disclaimer, I was given a copy of Where Death is a Hunter by Christopher Stookey in exchange for my honest review.

Where Death is a Hunter is a medical mystery/ thriller. I'll admit, not the usual genre I read, but I liked this book very much.

The book tells the story of an anesthesiologist accused of negligence resulting in the death of a surgery patient. Told from the POV of the accused, it is a taut well crafted story. I was surprised how quickly I finished the book. It
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, mystery
An exciting, well-written, fast-paced book that is a mix of medical drama, legal drama, and mystery.
It kept my attention from cover to cover, and with a multitude of suspects it was impossible to identify the offender before the climax.
The author is a doctor and his medical background shows in the stories realistic feel. He focuses on what's important and doesn't get bogged down with irrelevant details and jargon, which makes this book easy to read and understand.
Hannah is such a great characte
Karen D
Jul 29, 2015 rated it liked it
An exciting medical murder mystery. Hannah, an anesthesiologist, at first appears to be responsible for the death of a patient during a routine procedure, but as time goes on it becomes clear something more complicated is going on.

This was quick and suspenseful and surprisingly easy to read despite the setting, which could easily lend itself to crammed with medical jargon. The action starts immediately and the main character is a believable, likable character, easy to root for and sympathize wi
Christiane Helbig
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
***I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.***

Even though I like watching medical thrillers, I had never actually read a medical thriller before. It turned out that reading one can be as enjoyable as watching one. "Where Death is a Hunter" is a well developed, thrilling story that kept me awake until late at night. The only thing I didn't particularly like was the, in my opinion, overly dramatic, difficult-to-believe end of the book - as well as the discrepancy be
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am usually not the type to typically enjoy, or even crack open a medical thriller, but I was asked to post a guest review and thought I'd give a new genre a shot. Although it took a few chapters to really grab my attention this book was well worth reading. After the first few chapters of introduction and build up to the plot, I found my eyes were no longer moving across the words on the pages methodically, but instead.....
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Megan Boyd
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Hannah, the main character, is a doctor who is wrongly blamed for the death of a patient. The plot follows Hannah's quest to clear her name, and--without giving anything away--that quest leads to some surprising places. Easy to read, medically accurate (the author is a doctor). Great characters, especially Hannah who is very likeable. I found it hard to put down. ...more
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