Death's Pale Flag by Gary Simonds is a psychological thriller that had me from page one. The main character, Ryan, is a brain surgeon, so some of the medical stuff really hit home with me as my husband and I navigate his brain cancer diagnosis. However, I found what he does as a trauma neurosurgeon amazing. And because Simonds is a neurosurgeon, it is very accurate!
But the story isn't about a run-of-the-mill neurosurgeon and his patients. Instead, it is about Ryan, a highly educated man who begins to see ghosts - some from long ago and some far more recent. Why are they contacting him? What will his coworkers and family think? Are they real or is he cracking up?
I loved this story and was sad to see it end. Simonds did a magnificent job with character development. Definitely a must-read, even if psychological thriller is not usually on your TBR!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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