A Life for a Life by Carol Wyer

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A Life for a Life
Detective Kate Young
Carol Wyer
General Fiction (Adult) | Mystery & Thrillers
Amazon Publishing UK
15 Mar 2022


When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.

Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.

With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?

Carol Wyer’s “A Life for a Life” explores the ethical complexities surrounding euthanasia and the lengths to which individuals will go to protect their loved ones. The novel follows the journey of Dr. Lynn Faulkner, a respected physician who faces a heart-wrenching decision when her husband, Mark, is diagnosed with an incurable and debilitating disease.

As Mark’s condition worsens and his suffering becomes unbearable, Lynn is torn between her ethical obligations as a doctor and her desire to end his agony. The novel delves into the legal and moral implications of euthanasia, as Lynn grapples with the potential consequences of her actions. Wyer deftly portrays the emotional turmoil that Lynn and Mark face as they navigate the final stages of Mark’s life.

The novel explores the profound impact of a terminal illness on both the patient and their loved ones, highlighting the importance of compassion, communication, and end-of-life care. “A Life for a Life” also raises questions about the role of autonomy and individual choice in end-of-life decisions. Lynn’s struggle reflects the ongoing debate surrounding the right to die with dignity and the need for individuals to have control over their own lives, even at their most vulnerable moments.

Wyer’s writing is both compassionate and thought-provoking, inviting readers to grapple with the ethical and emotional dimensions of euthanasia. The novel challenges readers to consider their own values and beliefs regarding end-of-life care and the right to choose death. In conclusion, “A Life for a Life” is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores the ethical complexities surrounding euthanasia. Wyer’s empathetic portrayal of Lynn and Mark’s journey offers a deeply moving and insightful examination of the choices we face at the end of life.


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