Organ donation is one of those subjects that many of us don't talk about. To donate most organs you need to be dead and talking about what happens to you once you've died isn't something that many people like to bring up over Sunday lunch. Unless a family member or friend has needed an organ transplant then it's quite possible that you may not have put much thought into the subject at all.
Despite being a registered organ donor I have been lucky enough not to have anyone close to me needing an organ donation and I fell into that category of not really thinking about the people whose lives depend on someone else being on that register. The book Dead Tomorrow by Peter James really will make you think about both the donors and recipients involved in organ donation.
I can't remember who originally gave me this book, and Peter James is an author that I am not familiar with, but after reading the back cover I assumed that it would be a relatively light bit of crime fiction, set in the UK. I was very wrong though – as well as having a great crime storyline this book goes so much further too. There are some excellent poingnant storylines and some good twists and turns. The core subject of organ donation has been researched in depth and treated with the dignity it needs.
I'll be looking out for more of Peter James' books. I understand that Dead Tomorrow is the first in the Roy Grace series and this first book suggests that he may be as lovable as I've always found Rebus to be.