Book Review: Stockholm Syndrome (Dr Hope Sze Medical Mystery Book 4) by Melissa Yi

A five-star review for Stockholm Syndrome.

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A night on call turns into a tense hostage situation for OB resident, Dr Hope Sze, when a man dressed in a burqa pulls out a gun on the hunt for his pregnant girlfriend. Can Hope and friend Tucker stop the bloodshed and talk themselves out of this deadly situation?

This tense and taut short suspense medical thriller is lightened up by the sense of humour Hope injects into the narrative, but everything that can go wrong seems to in this heart-stopping story.

The booze and drug addled antagonist is truly heinous to read and the tension of our two protagonists is palpable as they try to circumvent further shootings whilst keeping themselves safe.

The attention to detail as well as the writing in this thriller is exemplary and I look forward to read more about Dr Hope Sze in future. Although this is my first book in the Dr…

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Stockholm Syndrome: Melissa YI

Melissa Yi’s latest thriller: “a page turner…Dr. Hope Sze is a resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Montreal. She is on-call when the labour and delivery unit is turned into a danger zone…an introspective thriller…a shaky, claustrophobic and menacing situation [with] reflective humour as chaos whirls around her.”

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“… you know how they say money talks? Forget that. Firearms talk. They order. They compel.”

From author Melissa Yi comes a page turner that eases us into 2016. Dr. Hope Sze is a resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Montreal. She is on-call when the labour and delivery unit is turned into a danger zone by a man dressed in a burqa who pulls out a gun and shoots.

The book is called an introspective thriller for a reason. Related in first person we are privy to Sze’s thoughts as she deals with a shaky, claustrophobic and menacing situation. Ninety-five per cent of the story takes place in one room while she and Dr. Tucker help a woman deliver her baby.

This while the man Sze silently calls “The Bastard” threatens them at every move. He came to the hospital looking for his girlfriend and the baby she is carrying. He is not a patient…

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Gone Writing

Melissa Yi stars in Kobo’s Going Going Gone contest. Last chance to win $5000 and a Kobo Aura H2O, the world’s first waterproof e-reader!

Kobo Writing Life

By Mark Lefebvre

One of the things I most love about my job is when serendipity leads to an amazing opportunity for a talented writer to be put in front of new readers.

Kobo recently launched an amazing promotion that has partially been a celebration of the new movie version of the bestselling thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and partially a way to celebrate the release of our new deluxe waterproof eReader, the Kobo Auro H20.  (I’m certain if you’re familiar with the novel, you can understand the underlying connection involving water)


The promo is called GOING, GOING, GONE and includes a chance for readers to win $5000 and a Kobo Aura H20 just for reading a series of stories.

And here’s where Kobo Writing Life and serendipity comes into this.

When the marketing team was developing the idea, they needed to find a good writer, ideally a female…

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Win a Kobo Aura H2O & $5000: Kobo’s Going Going Gone Contest, featuring Melissa Yi’s Hope Sze

Kobo created a unique contest to celebrate Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl and highlight up-and-coming mystery author Melissa Yi


1. Download three free stories.

2. Solve the riddle in each story.

3. You could win a Kobo Aura H2O, the world’s first waterproof e-reader, and five thousand dollars! splits 10609678_10152303676767592_6041926967823078921_n


The List: free chick lit giveaway today only

In The List, Oona makes a list of all the guys she wished she’d had. And then she has them.

Olo Books is giving away 100 free copies on LibraryThing in exchange for honest reviews, and the giveaway ends today at 2:57 p.m.

Warning: this book contains adults in adult situations.

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To check if Oona’s your cup of tea (or shot of vodka), you can download the first chapter here. That’s also where you could just buy it in the e-format of your choice.

For people who don’t like to download, Olo Books has published the opening chapters on Wattpad.

When Oona’s husband asks for an open marriage, she kicks him to the curb and makes a list.
A list of the guys not taken. The first guy she really loved. The guy who morphed into Dr. McDreamy. And the smokin’ yoga teacher with abs of titanium.
The List of all the guys she coulda-woulda-shoulda.
Now Oona can. She will. And she should.
The List. Because a few good men are the best revenge.

So  join The List giveaway today before 2:57 p.m. Good luck!

24 hour deal: FREE Kobo copy of medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, for readers

Dr. Melissa Yi spoke with about her latest medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, soaring to the Kobo Top 50 list.

In celebration, Olo Books, Windtree Press, and Kobo are partnering to offer all readers a free Kobo copy of TERMINALLY ILL today.

1. Simply click on the article picture or on the link

2. Like, Tweet, +1, or otherwise share this article.

3. Go to this link for your secret promo code:

Link will expire tomorrow, but the promo code will still be valid for a Kobo e-copy of TERMINALLY ILL.


If you have difficulty using the code, the direct link to the Kobo book is here.

Users have the option of clicking the Paypal option and getting to the PROMO CODE entry screen without ever having to enter a credit card or Paypal info. If you have trouble redeeming a free Kobo code, try this link, then contact Kobo:

or click to call, chat or email Kobo.

Happy reading!

TERMINALLY ILL Rockets into Kobo Top 50 Bestseller List

Thanks to Dr. Melissa Yi’s interview on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning with Wei Chen on March 25th, Melissa’s third Hope Sze medical mystery, TERMINALLY ILL, soared into Kobo’s bestseller list, the Kobo Top 50.

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Keeping company with James Patterson, the best-selling author in the world since 2001, as well as J.D. Robb and John Grisham.

Keeping company with James Patterson, the best-selling author in the world since 2001, as well as J.D. Robb and John Grisham.

Terminally Ill at #1 in Hardboiled mysteries, ahead of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Terminally Ill at #1 in Hardboiled mysteries, ahead of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Congratulations, Melissa!

Available in all e-book formats and in trade paperback.

Available in all e-book formats and in trade paperback. Click to buy.