Shock: (Large Print Edition)

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Shock: (Large Print Edition)

by Robin Cook

May 1, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Shock: (Large Print Edition) is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.
Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, close friends and fellow grad students, respond to a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic northwest of Boston is willing to pay top dollar to a few attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-league egg donors. The women are pleased to be accepted into the donor program by the Wingate Infertility Clinic, and the procedures are done quickly, with minimal inconvenience. Both women are impressed by the clinic and its personnel. With her background in biology, Deborah applauds the organization's commitment to research, while Joanna is intrigued by the business aspect; she had no idea treating infertility was such a lucrative endeavor. With the money earned from their donations, Deborah's and Joanna's circumstances change dramatically. After using the lion's share of the proceeds as a down payment on a two-bedroom condominium, the friends splurge on an extended trip to Venice. When they return, Joanna can't resist the urge to look into the fate of their donated eggs. Deborah is quickly drawn in, and curiosity turns into full-blown obsession as the pair is stymied by Wingate's iron veil of secrecy. The women remain undeterred, particularly after uncovering some disturbing irregularities at the clinic. And the truth they ultimately discover far exceeds the very worst they had imagined.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2006

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786226404

ISBN - 13: 9780786226405

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Book, Bad Ending I thoroughly enjoyed this book until I reached the end. It was one of the poorest endings that I have ever read. It leaves the reader hanging, as if there will be a sequel. But, there is no indication that the author, Robin Cook, plans to do a sequel - as I indicated in my title for this review, the book is a good read with a very disappointing ending.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good start but predictable I had expected more from Robin Cook in this novel. The beginning had my heart racing but it slowed down for the remainder of the novel as the story line became more and more predictable.
Date published: 2013-10-24

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Shock: (Large Print Edition)

by Robin Cook

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: May 1, 2006

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786226404

ISBN - 13: 9780786226405

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Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, close friends and fellow grad students, respond to a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic northwest of Boston is willing to pay top dollar to a few attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-league egg donors. The women are pleased to be accepted into the donor program by the Wingate Infertility Clinic, and the procedures are done quickly, with minimal inconvenience. Both women are impressed by the clinic and its personnel. With her background in biology, Deborah applauds the organization's commitment to research, while Joanna is intrigued by the business aspect; she had no idea treating infertility was such a lucrative endeavor. With the money earned from their donations, Deborah's and Joanna's circumstances change dramatically. After using the lion's share of the proceeds as a down payment on a two-bedroom condominium, the friends splurge on an extended trip to Venice. When they return, Joanna can't resist the urge to look into the fate of their donated eggs. Deborah is quickly drawn in, and curiosity turns into full-blown obsession as the pair is stymied by Wingate's iron veil of secrecy. The women remain undeterred, particularly after uncovering some disturbing irregularities at the clinic. And the truth they ultimately discover far exceeds the very worst they had imagined.
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