When advertising executive Erica Whittaker is diagnosed with terminal cancer, western medicine fails her. The only hope left for her to survive is controversial healer Arpan. She locates the man whose touch could heal her but finds he has retired from the limelight and refuses to treat her. Erica, consumed by stage four pancreatic cancer, is desperate and desperate people are no longer logical nor are they willing to take no for an answer. Arpan has retired for good reasons. casting more than the shadow of a doubt over his abilities. So begins a journey that will challenge them both as the past threatens to catch up with him as much as with her. Can he really heal her? Can she trust him with her life? And will they both achieve what they set out to do before running out of time?
Release Date: January 15, 2015
Genre: Supernatural Thriller, Medical Thriller
Christoph Fischer has a way with crafting a story that completely pulls you in and The Healer is no exception. Tackling the difficult subject of cancer combined with a plot full of alternative medicine, mystery, and intrigue, Fischer has created a web of a story that leads you down many roads. The last one at the end is a real mind-blower.
The cancer patient, Erica, is, at first, snarky and irritable, but as she goes through her progress in treatment, the real woman comes out and is very likable.
As usual, I am amazed with Fischer's storytelling. Bravo.