The Human Trial
by Audrey Gale
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Pub Date 26 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2023
In her latest work, "The Human Trial" (Books Fluent, Sept. 26, 2023), author Audrey Gale merges three genres: historical fiction, medical thriller and coming-of-age story, cast with imperfect, relatable characters.
After an agonizing climb to earn his pathology specialty from Harvard Medical, early discoveries in the microscopic realms threaten not only Dr. Randall Archer’s hard-won place in the field of medicine, but his very life.
Dr. Randall Archer has always been a misfit…
…in the brutal blue-collar home where he grew up
…as a 16-year-old escaping to college, then medical school, on a full scholarship to Harvard.
…in the highest echelons of Boston society, where the woman he marries and the blueblood research partner with whom he shares his laboratory belong
Even Archer’s brilliance as a pathologist catapults him into direct and dangerous conflict with the medical establishment he fought so hard to join. As the Great Depression presses down around him, Archer teeters at the edge of a precipice. He must choose between his hard-won career and the sacred oaths he took as a doctor and scientist—before all his choices are lost forever.
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Audrey Gale does a great job in creating this novel, I enjoyed that it uses the three genres together. It worked well overall with the story and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. It has a great medical feel to it and I enjoyed what was going on in this novel.
I have never read a book quite like this one! The cover and title were intriguing enough that I went into this one completely blind, without even reading the synopsis. I felt like the book was so original, and the plot was well thought out. It was more of a slow burn than other thriller type books, but that didn’t make it bad in any way. There was so much thought out into everything, so many breadcrumbs that lead up to an incredible ending.
The characters were well developed, and their personalities/reactions felt genuine to each character. A beautiful story about a man fighting two conflicting pieces of himself.