Gravity by Tess Gerritsen

It all starts at the bottom of the sea and from there it all heads for the stars.

With a background in medicine Tess Gerritsen have created a medical thriller that is breathtaking andsomewhat frightening in its suggestions. With her first medical thriller, Harvest, she made the New York Times Bestsellers list, and it would be a surprise if Gravity wouldn’t do the same.

The story is set aboard the International Space Station NASA, and even though Gerritsen’s field of writingis medical thrillers this is just as much a book about the life in space.This is the story about Emma Watson, her fellow astronauts and her soon to be ex husband and former astronaut Jack McCallum. When a disease breaks out aboard the International Space Station they suddenlyfaces a threat far more serious than the danger of space travel itself, and Emma and Jack suddenly find themselves in a race against time to find the answers. Answers that will mean the difference between lifeand death for the astronauts, and as they soon discover it’s not only against this new disease they are fighting. Someone knows more of this than is being told, and the truth is being hidden from the people thatneed to know!

Gerritsen has obviously done a good deal of preparations before writing this book. She seems to have anin-depth knowledge of the daily life of astronauts and of NASA as a whole. The way she describes thelife and research aboard the International Space Station bear witness to an extensive research.You can’t really find anything to put your finger on, everything is told very convincingly.

This is one of the very few books that I have had problems putting down, so if you decide to read thisone make sure you have the time to finish it. This is a definitive must read for everybody that like realistic and detailed descriptions of life in space, if you like medical thrillers or if you just want to become a little bit frightened by the possibilities…

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