I received Do No Harm by Jack Jordan from Simon & Schuster (Australia) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
There is a lot going on in Do No Harm which I felt makes it a bit more ordinary than if it had been sharper and more focused. We have three women all involved in one way or another with the main kidnapping story, all with their own personalities, histories and points of view being explored in detail.
I didn’t like any of the characters and I couldn’t relate to them so ultimately I ended up not really caring what happened to any of them. Regardless, the concept behind the main plot was enough to keep me reading.
Without spoiling too much, there are two endings to Do No Harm. There is the initial ending to the chaos then the ending of “what happens after”. I felt the first ending was quite strong but the second ending felt too forced to have a last dig at the readers.
I loved the idea of Do No Harm but the execution was, for me, just so-so. Give it a go if you like the concept and are not too fussed about character building or having your thrillers tightly written.