Side Effects

Side Effects

a heart-stoppingly tense and compelling medical thriller that will get right under your skin


If you like Michael Connelly, Peter James and Robin Cook, you will love this engrossing and spine-tingling thriller from the pen of Sunday Times bestselling author Michael Palmer. It will get your blood racing and your heart pumping...

'Dynamite plot... past-paced and engrossing.' -- Washington Post

'Gripping and fresh... wrenchingly scary' -- Publishers Weekly
'Manages to scare the socks off the reader' -- Toronto Globe and Mail
'Truly well written piece with suspense from start to finish' -- ***** Reader review
'Compelling page turner' -- ***** Reader review
'Couldn't put it down' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping, suspenseful and hard to put down' -- ***** Reader review


Dr. Kate Bennett
is a brilliant young pathologist with a loving husband and a bright future. But her world is about to be turned upside down.

At the Omnicenter - a high-tech health facility for women - a strange and puzzling illness has killed two patients. The illness has no definite cause, let alone a cure.

When Kate is called in to investigate the mysterious deaths, she stumbles upon a terrible medical discovery which has its roots in one of the greatest evils in the history of humankind. Now her best friend has fallen ill and is presenting the same symptoms as the previous victims - and Kate must expose the sinister plot before it is too late.

However, with powerful enemies and few friends, Dr. Bennett's disturbing discovery comes to threaten not only her career, but also her marriage, her sanity and her life.

About the author

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. He wrote over ten books which were translated into thirty-five languages. He died in October 2013.
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