- By: Helen Barratt
Imagine a killer who slips into his victims homes at night, into the rooms where they are sleeping, armed with a scalpel. He ties them up and brutally attacks them before leaving them to bleed to death.
Trauma surgeon Catherine Cordell is the only victim who has survived. She fought back as the killer was attacking her, shooting him dead. Two years later Cordell is still trying to escape the memories of her ordeal. She has moved to Boston, buried herself in her work, and tried to shut the world out; her only solace, an internet chatroom for female victims of violence. Her attacker, fellow doctor Andrew Capra, is well and truly dead, but soon she finds herself treating the victims of a copycat killer, dubbed “the surgeon” by the local press. Someone is recreating Capras attacks with a chilling accuracy and preying on the worst fears of the women