Horror swept through her. Had she been buried alive?
On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be.
Someone is lying, someone is stealing. And someone is killing – but who? With a grieving child to take care of, as well as Mim, Sarah has to put family first. She doesn’t see where danger lies – until it’s too late.
If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again.
Ward Zero is the second book I have read by Linda Huber, the first being The Chosen Child which I really enjoyed, so I had high hopes for the authors latest book. Ward Zero is based around Brockburn General Hospital, a safe place to be you would think, but it’s anything but! Patients are being murdered by whom and the reasons behind it are revealed layer by layer.
When I think of crime book and hospitals I normally read ones that are based around institutions or asylums, which straight away add to the atmosphere of the book, unfortunately I found Ward Zero lacked this. It’s not a Criticism by any means as its a very readable book but for me the atmosphere helps to set the mood of the story. There are a numerous characters in Ward Zero they are well executed and I found myself wrapped up in their story’s. Sarah was very likeable and her determination to find the killer and protect her family made for a suspense filled read. Reading about the vulnerable patients only added to my sense of dread and unease as they were exploited when they were at their most vulnerable.
The plot is an highly original one and unfortunately also a very believable one, and for me this is what made the book all the more chilling. Although the killer is revealed early in the plot, which I sometimes find spoils the book for me, Linda Huber manages to keep up the memento and delivers an intriguing tale. Although Ward Zero does have its moments – this isn’t an edge-of-your-seat hardcore thriller, if you read it with that expectation, you just might be a tad disappointed, but it is full of suspense and malice and enough intrigue to make it an enjoyable read.
My thanks to the author for the ARC in exchange for an honest review
4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️out of 5