John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high.
Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease.
At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.
They should have realized something was wrong when they saw the list. Choices of eye colour, hair, sporting abilities. They can literally design their child. Now it’s too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant and already something is badly wrong . . .
This was my first Peter James book and it was really surprising. A completely different subject and a very controversial one, after all, creating perfect people as the title suggests is a little unusual and I wonder how much stuff like this is actually going on in the science world.
There may be times when you put yourself in the same position as the couple in the novel: what would you do in the same circumstances? And your answer just might surprise you.
Wonderful book, but creepy. There were parts I figured out and was a little obvious, and parts that I didn´t figure out, specially the ending. There were times the parents were incredibly irritating but I got over that as it wasn´t all the time. Great short chapters.
It´s far from a perfect book and far from my being one of my favourites, but I did really enjoy it due to the unusual subject which is different from most other books. I am not sure I would read any of his other books, I don´t enjoy loads and loads of books with the same characters, but this is a stand along and I would recommend this book.