The Midwife Murders opening lines: It’s Monday. It’s August. And it’s one of those days that’s already so hot at 6 a.m. that they tell you to check on your elderly neighbors and please don’t go outside if you don’t have to.
Lucy Ryuan cannot just sit idly by while babies are being stolen. She is a second generation Midwife, and delivering babies is her calling. But when her hospital becomes the target for kidnapping of newborn babies, she switches gear. All she wants to do is assist the detective assigned to the case, and figure out who is behind all of this.
The Midwife Murders
The disappearance of a newborn baby from a maternity ward in a New York hospital creates a city-wide emergency in this gripping stand-alone from the world’s bestselling thriller writerA missing patient is a hospital ward’s worst nightmare – until even more people disappear…Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan is used to guiding expectant mothers through pregnancy. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch, her focus abruptly changes.Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try.As rumours and accusations fly around Manhattan, Lucy teams up with a sceptical NYPD detective to solve the case. But the truth is far more twisted than either of them could ever have imagined.
I needed something light and easy to read and this book was the perfect choice. However, I knew 76 pages into the book who the guilty person was. But that did not distract from my enjoyment of the book, or reading it through to the end to be proven correct.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.