This was one of my most wicked reads. Not because there was a witch or a demon, but a doctor, an anaesthetist, who was conducting experiments, playing God and wanting drastic results. Something which, according to him, was life saving… But noooo… the doctor in me says it was murder.
Amit was the doctor and Alisha his silent never-leaving-home wife. She kept to the house with blackened windows, and he was in the shed down the garden. Enter Ben and Emily, an easygoing friendly couple who wanted to befriend the doc and his wife but were stalled. Emily’s curiosity soon led to the disappearance of the cat followed by her own.
Lisa Stone has created an aura of the mad doctor quite well in this book. I could read the doctor’s thoughts and his notes about his experiments with horrified eyes. Lisa’s portrayal of the other characters was distinct and contrary. Alisha was the scared one who couldn’t leave home even if she wanted to. Her hidden secrets had more depths than the doctor’s. I enjoyed knowing her. Emily was the ever-curious one who couldn’t let go despite her partner’s advice. And things came to a hair-raising climax when Amit decided to take matters in his hands….
Few things were unbelievable, but it went with the creative licence of writing a fiction. I quite enjoyed this book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Anita, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Alisha is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.
When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?
Publication Date: 24th June 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Great review, Shalini! Mad doctors scare me….
So cute.. Shhh don’t tell one… I am one.. Doctor not mad
Great review. Sounds interesting
Thank you so much ❤️
Fa review sounds like a creepy one!
Very creepy.. A mad doctor
Sounds creepy…I’m intrigued!
It was, verrryyy
You are the best kind of Doctor 😉 Are lots of books are using a similar cover lately, or it just me?
Most thrillers have a similar cover, last year it was flowers on cover, this year back of a woman with a red coat or houses like these
Creepy mad doctor and secrets? Yum! Great review! I want to read this book now, bad you! :p x
Yayy… I hope you like it too 😍 it is quite unbelievable 😂❤️
Great review, Shalini! Sounds like a good book.
Quite unbelievable but fun read
Fab review! You’ve definitely made me curious about this story.
Expect the unexpected… It was quite far fetched… But fun
Terrific review, Shalini! This sounds really good!
It was fun… Thank you ❤️
Great Review Shalini ! This sounds like fun
It was unbelievable but fun thank you ❤️
Great review but think this would creep me out too much!!!
I agree… He was creepy and an utter creep too. 💕
Shudder .. the worst kind!!
Okay, you had me at creepy, mad doctor who somehow thinks that what he is doing is right, lol. This sounds like one I’d also enjoy. Great review Shalini.
Thank you Diana… Many haven’t liked.. I was fascinated with mad doctor
Ohh this is a scary concept. Great review! <3
He was weird and creepy. Thank you ❤️
Ohh this sounds interesting
This was fun but quite unbelievable 💕
Creepy! And your review is perfect for sharing the creep factor!
Hahaha he was weirdly obsessed with freezing his live wife for 90 years 😲
Now that makes it even creepier!
Oh yes he was… 😂 😂
Great review 😊 this is definitely going to be on my TBR pile 😮 sounds creepy and scary. Just what I love 😜
An aura of a mad obsessive doc. Welcome to blogging world Tracy ❤️
Thank you 🤗
I loved the review. This seems like such an interesting book😃
It was a fun book. The doc was quite a mad and obsessed character
I would surely give this book a try. It sounds super interesting
Hope you enjoy it too
Wow! I’m going to put this on my TBR! Great review! Seems like a great book!
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