Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Dismantling by Brian DeLeeuw + a Giveaway

Hello, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Brian DeLeeuw's latest, The Dismantling. Thanks to the publisher, I'm able to offer up one copy to one of your lucky readers. Read through to the end for the Rafflecopter.

For a sick person with cash and in need of a transplant, Health Solutions has the answer. They match donors in need of cash with recipients who can pay. Sure, it's illegal, but their clients are desperate enough not to care. And Health Solutions seemingly has everything in place to avoid being caught. 

For Simon Worth, a med school dropout with no way of paying back his massive student loans, a job with Health Solutions means quick and easy cash. But when his latest match - a liver transplant for a retired pro football player - takes a serious nosedive south, Simon's the one who finds himself on the line. 

The Dismantling is a relatively short book (clocking in under 300 pages) but boy does it pack a punch!

Desperate is the key word with this one! Desperate people will definitely go to desperate measures, and DeLeeuw's tale is filled with some of the most desperate out there. First there's the footballer who's dying but isn't really all that interested in a transplant. Then there's the girl who's willing to sell part of her liver to save him. There's the friend of the dying man who's fronting the bill thanks to his own guilt. And there's Simon, who hasn't yet been able to tell his dad that he's dropped out of school. Each of them is hiding things. Each of them has their own very personal reasons for being involved in Health Solutions's scheme.

This book was super good, readers! Watching Simon fall further and further down the rabbit hole of awful decisions might just make you start to wonder just how far you yourself might go if you're truly desperate. It's a dark read (emotionally dark, not brutal or gory dark like some of recent reviews), psychological suspense with a hint of medical thriller, lots of moral dilemmas, and again those desperate folks willing to do anything to get what they want.

Rating: 4/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here. For more on Brian DeLeeuw and his work you can visit his website here. You can also like him on Facebook.

And now for the giveaway! To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, May 25. US/Canada only and no PO boxes, please. Good luck!


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I was unable to leave where I live in the rafflecopter, I live in Canada.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I really enjoy medical mysteries and this book sounds good.

cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

cpr040304 said...

It made my stomach turn just reading the summary of this book. Unfortunately, those that have no health insurance have it worst, but also for those that do have health insurance don't always have it that great either. This book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity!

rhonda said...

This book sounds like a tense read.Medical thrillers terrorize but fascinate me,

Anita Yancey said...

I really enjoy reading medical thrillers, and this one sounds like an exciting read. Thanks for having the giveaway. I live in the US.


Unknown said...

Hi - Yes, desperate people will do a lot of things they would not ordinarily do. Glad you enjoyed this. Sounds like something I should add to my list.
@dino0726 from 
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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This is one of those books that I know I won't be able to put down until the end - I'll just HAVE to know how things turn out!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

bn100 said...

interesting premise

traveler said...

This mystery sounds compelling. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen Heyl said...

This looks like a great book.

KAS said...

I could use a good page-turner, and this looks like it fits the bill exactly! Thanks for featuring this new book and for providing the opportunity to win, Becky. Cheers, Kara S