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Summary

It's Termination Day; the day medical staff decide whether to turn off the life-support system linked to coma patient Gabriel Radford. They are unaware he is suffering from "Locked-In" syndrome and is conscious but unable to respond. 

On a warm summer's evening, just over two months ago, Gabriel fell down the cellar steps at his home. He'd spent the morning and afternoon at his tennis club, drunk too much in the bar, and come home to sober up to be ready for the small party his wife, India, had arranged for that evening.  

It was late when it happened. If he hadn't carried on drinking, if he'd replaced the threadbare carpeting on the staircase leading to the cellar, if he'd treated his attacker differently, it might never have happened. It was an accident, everyone at the party agreed. There was no evidence to suggest otherwise. Only Gabriel and the person who had pushed him down the stairs knew otherwise. 

There are signs Gabriel is starting to recover from his locked-in state. But will he recover sufficiently enough to speak before his life is terminated?

©2018 K.J. Rabane (P)2018 K.J. Rabane

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Good narration of a gripping book

As a fan of KJ Rabane I already knew the book, but the excellent narration cast it in a new light and I enjoyed the second encounter as much as the first - if not more. Thank you.

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A Clever Who-Done-It

I really enjoyed this well-crafted who-done-it. Told from several different viewpoints all skilfully interweaved by the author and the narrator to make a very satisfying experience overall. The suspense builds and I had to stay up late in order to find out what happened! I can highly recommend this book.

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  • 13-04-20

Narrator Can't Catch His Breath

A few hours into the book, it sounded like the narrator couldn't catch his breath. There was often a long pause between every few sentences while we listened to him try to breath in. Very distracting.