Double HelixMerriman, Eileen
Make no mistake about it, life is a messy business and Jake and Emily, childhood friends and neighbours, have plenty of mess to contend with.
Rekindling their relationship when they are medical students, they set forth into adult life with Jake's genetic heritage hanging over their heads, thrown into stark relief by his mother's death from Huntington's disease.
To know or not to know, that is the question ... and through career advancement, marriage and parenthood, Jake and Emily will have to wrestle with the choices they must make.
With Dunedin starring in a cameo role, this is a compelling medical drama, a rollercoaster ride through the world of genetic inheritance, as well as the life and death dilemmas we all may face.
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"Interesting and believable characters with a gripping twist."
"So true to NZ scenery and character. I was almost transported back to the Dunedin surf and lecture halls."
"I found this to be an easy and compelling read."
"Very real, contemporary feel - the chapter titles are from recent songs."
"I thought their love was heart-warming and believable."
"I found the university life and early childhood, with all its complications, to be refreshingly crisp and nostalgic."