8 May 2015


Book Review / Bite by Nick Louth

Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones's life. The brilliant young British scientist has found a revolutionary way to beat a deadly tropical disease.

Millions of lives could be saved, a Nobel Prize beckons.

She is in Amsterdam. Tomorrow she presents her secret research to a scientific conference. Watching her will be sceptics and rivals, admirers and enemies. Erica's own eyes will be on sculptor Max Carver, her new American love, to whom she wants to dedicate her achievement.

Tomorrow never comes.

Erica vanishes during the night. Max, a tough former coast guard, is determined to find her. As he digs for clues he finds jealousy, malice and cunning. But even he is shocked by the dark terror he finds at the heart of the woman he loves.

Not only a page-turner, Bite gets to the core of the debate about pharmaceutical ethics.

Publisher:  Sphere
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher

My Review

What I loved the most...
For me this was a very interesting read.  It has been a very long time since I have read something like this with some kind of medical spin to it.  I really enjoyed this.  The writing was very easy to follow; it was one of styles of writing that you can just easily read and let the story in.  What I loved the most about this story is the suspense and build up.  When starting this book I had the feeling that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye...  I also particularly enjoyed the 'flash back' diary entries written by Erica which helped me understand more about the story from Erica's point of view.

What I was not fond of with this story...
Even though I enjoyed this book I did feel in places it was slow and I did have to put a bit of an extra effort into sticking with it but I am glad that I did. 

About the Author
(From Goodreads)

Nick Louth is a freelance journalist and author, based in Lincolnshire UK.

Before beginning writing fiction, he was a foreign correspondent for Reuters news agency, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times, MSN, and many financial magazines.