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The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine
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Dec 11, 2010

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** I found this utterly unputdownable. A compelling mystery story (although, I must concede, I guessed the main twist very early on), but it also explores a number of topical themes, such as the fashion for genealogy, the looming abolition of the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords, the ethics of medical research and knowingly passing on hereditary medical conditions...and, like all good books, it raises questions about its themes, rather than trying to provide answers. Complex, clever, well-plotted, with real depth and great characterisation.

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