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Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite
Heads Will Roll by Joanie Chevalier tells the story of the lives of several people who, for one reason or another, become embroiled with Dr. Farkis and his revolutionary and controversial project to transplant heads onto healthy bodies. We follow Kaneko, a Japanese girl whose family feel ashamed of her because she is fat. Her father seeks a new, slim body for her so that she might marry and please the family. Then there is Barry, confined to a wheelchair by disease and seeking a healthy body. Others seek to further the work of the doctor, whilst others are concerned by the concept and the actions of the ‘nutty professor.’ Some have ulterior motives, some believe, others are sceptical and fearful, but all are driven by the promise of fame and fortune. Except for poor Kaneko, of course, who merely seeks to please her father.
Joanie Chevalier has taken a somewhat bizarre and unbelievable scenario and crafted it into a story that might just be credible. The approach to the story by following each character in separate chapters works well and brings the story together. Dr. Farkis is thoroughly unlikable, and so the reader finds themselves rooting for each and every person involved in his evil plans one way or another, either those seeking revenge, or those believing that his unacceptable surgery is the only way they can obtain satisfaction. Well written, exciting scenarios, and a good pace make this story an exciting and enjoyable read with a satisfying ending. Brilliant title!