Elective Procedures


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About Elective Procedures

Elle Harrison is back! She and her pals Jen, Becky, and Susan travel to Mexico where Jen has scheduled cosmetic surgery, after which she will recover in a plush hotel suite. Soon after they arrive, Elle sees the woman in the suite next door fall from her sixth floor balcony. When the room is later occupied by another patient, Elle finds her brutally mutilated body on that same balcony.

Their doctor also takes an interest in Elle; a woman staying at the hotel asks Elle to help her fend off a creepy stalker; a veiled woman sneaks into Elle’s suite at night, and her late husband, Charlie, reappears (or Elle imagines that he does) when Elle gets pushed under water in the ocean and nearly drowns.

As dangers swirl and intensify, Elle is forced to face her unresolved issues with Charlie, even as she races to find the connections between the murders before more patients—including Jen—are murdered, and before she herself becomes prey.


"After a young widow witnesses a murder at a Mexican resort catering to women who seek cosmetic surgery, she determines to uncover the ugly truth among the beautiful people who are eager to improve their appearances at any cost. Merry Jones writes an intriguing thriller peopled with carefully developed characters who pull the reader through an intricate story of friendship, jealousy, betrayal—and murder." —Nancy Martin, best-selling author

"A riveting and rollicking thriller about cosmetic surgery in exotic locales, Elective Procedures shifts effortlessly through one plot twist after another, blending serious issues, quirky characters, and a touch of the supernatural to make for an enthralling read." —Jon McGoran, author of Drift

"Readers will want to see more of the endearing Elle." —Publishers Weekly

" . . . there’s a great pacing to the book, and the dishy plastic-surgery details are just perfect for poolside reading." —Booklist

"Ms. Jones has readers on the edge of their seats from page one! The mystery and suspense is well developed throughout the entire story." —InD’tale Magazine

"Merry Jones adds another ‘Elle-oquent’ thriller . . ." —Bookreporter.com