Ward Zero: The Dead Ward by Linda Huber
Horror swept through her. Had she been buried alive? On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be. Someone is lying, someone is stealing. And someone is killing – but who? With a grieving child to take care of, as well as Mim, Sarah has to put family first. She doesn’t see where danger lies – until it’s too late. If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again.
About Linda Huber
Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where she trained as a physiotherapist. She spent ten years working with neurological patients, firstly in Glasgow and then in Switzerland. During this time she learned that different people have different ways of dealing with stressful events in their lives, and this knowledge still helps her today, in her writing. Linda now lives in Switzerland, where she works as a language teacher in a little town on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance. Her debut novel The Paradise Trees was published in 2013 and was followed by The Cold Cold Sea in 2014 and The Attic Room in 2015. she has also had over 50 short stories and articles published in magazines.
What is my favourite Linda Huber book so far? That's a tough question and my answer is the one I read last. That's probably because the standard she sets in plotting, characterisation and suspense never takes a dip. Ward Zero was no exception. Sarah returns home from Switzerland to holiday with her former foster mother, to find that her foster sister's grandmother has had a large amount of money taken whilst in hospital and her foster sister's mother gets killed when she discovered the money was missing. Sarah and her journalist friend Caitlyn are on a very dangerous trail to find the killer. Glad I didn't read this when I was in hospital. It's a great thriller, and I highly recommend it.