What would you do if you woke up looking like a completely different person?

'The Jigsaw Man' by Leigh Goodison

What if you woke up one day looking like a completely different person? Could you live with the consequences — or would the trauma turn you into a psychopathic killer?

That is question posed by former Lake Oswego resident Leigh Grieve’s latest novel, “The Jigsaw Man.” After Dr. Thea Donovan performs reconstructive facial surgery on severely injured fireman Malcolm Dean, she is ecstatic with the results. The Reflesh procedure she pioneered with software guru Erik Sorenson far exceeds her expectations.

There’s just one problem: The patient doesn’t agree. In fact, the surgery altered his appearance to such an extent that it seems to have changed his personality from a caring, bereaved father and husband, to a man with psychopathic tendencies. When a series of unsolved murders point toward Dean, Donovan must confront the possibility that she has created a killer. And as she uncovers evidence to prove her patient’s innocence, she inadvertently reveals a 30-year-old murder mystery.

Grieve, who writes under the pen name Leigh Goodison, grew up in Canada before moving to Lake Oswego in 1992. She currently lives in Battle Ground, Wash., and before turning to writing and editing full time, spent many years working in the medical and legal professions.

The book is available at Jan’s Paperbacks, 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha, Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland and Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, Wash., as well as online at