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Her patients are dying. Some are apparent suicides and others possible accidents, but rumors are flying that Dr. Zoe Goldman is an angel of death- intentionally helping hopeless cases go to a "better place"- or, worse yet, a dangerously incompetent doctor.
As a new psychiatry fellow at the local correctional facility, Zoe is still learning the ropes while watching her back to avoid some dangerous prisoners. As the deaths mount up, Zoe is wracked with horror and guilt, feverishly trying to figure out what is going wrong and even questioning her own sanity. What Zoe doesn't realize is that someone is targeting her patients to get to her. Someone who has access to her deepest secrets and fears. Someone who will stop at nothing to take everything Zoe has, even her life.
Block's convoluted third Zoe Goldman novel (after 2015's The Girl Without a Name) finds forensic psychiatrist Zoe working at the Buffalo Correctional Facility in Buffalo, N.Y. Zoe's boss, Dr. "Nowhere" Novaire, has instituted an ill-thought-out new program that puts Zoe in direct contact with her psychopathic sister, Sofia. A new case of a delusional teenager imprisoned for attacking his father has Zoe investigating the family to find the truth behind the boy's hallucinations. And Zoe can't seem to shake a persistent flu. To make matters worse, a number of patients under Zoe's care commit suicide. Could Sofia be behind the deaths? As the body count rises, a persistent reporter keeps showing up to interview Zoe for a series of articles about the prison's psychiatric program. Meanwhile, her live-in boyfriend, Mike, is receiving flirtatious texts from Serena, a pretty coworker. Fans can only hope for a return to form next time.