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Do No Harm by Jack Jordan – Review

Genre: Thriller
Published: May 2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 412
My Rating: 
/5 stars

” But was it guilt? Or was it being out of control that I couldn’t stand? I have had to deprive myself of human emotions to survive my job. Switch off the morality, shield myself from dwelling on lives lost on the operating table. If I didn’t, I’d go mad.”


Its been a while since Ive read an absolute page-turner like this. Do No Harm is a thriller about a cardiothoracic surgeon whos son is kidnapped. The terms from the kidnappers are the following. Kill the patient on the operating table or your son dies. And of course this is not just any patient, but someone who is important and has a huge influence in society. The description is what got me hooked, but the plot is what kept me interested.

I didnt expect the story to be told from perspective of three different characters. One of them of course is Anna, the MC whose son is kidnapped. This story makes you question how far you yourself, would go to save someone you love. Are you able to make the decision between two innocent lives and could you live with yourself afterward?

I enjoyed getting to know Anna and why she behaves the way she does. She comes across as cold and heartless, but shes been through a lot in her personal life and shes a female in a cutthroat profession so shes taken on this hardened persona. She always needs to be in control and holds her cards close to her chest. Even after her son is kidnapped and as shes trying to figure a way out of her situation, she doesnt let her emotions get the best of her. 

You meet two other characters in the story and only find out how they fit in a little further into the book, but they end up playing a huge role in the grander scheme of things. Each character is flawed and not particularly likable. The story is so fast-paced with short chapters that you will end up flying through the book like I did. This is everything you want in a thriller, theres suspense, theres action, there are intriguing and infuriating characters who will make you want to shout at them. You wont want to wait to find out what is going to happen next.

This was the first book I have read by Jack Jordan and he has outdone himself. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for his other work. 


Disclaimer: I was sent this free copy for review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This does not influence my review or rating in any way. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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