The book started with a bang (literally), a doctor (ahem ahem) Alex goes for girls’ weekend to Ibiza to relax and enjoy. What happens in Ibiza should have remained in Ibiza! But unfortunately a night of fun, dance, drinks, and sex (a one-night stand) with a young man Jonathan soon gets exposed. Alex, back home, not only confesses to her husband, finds herself in the midst of a storm in the teapot. That young man who had done the dirty with her, is a 17 year school kid and her patient!!! Horrors!!! End of her career as a doctor in a trusted position!!! Then the he says, she says begin….
Who is telling the truth? And who is the ultimate liar?
The entire book is written in the form of a testimony narration, initially by the young man Jonathan and is soon followed by the rest of the characters, Alex, her husband Rob and Jonathan’s girl friend Cherry. The author, Lucy Dawson has found a very novel, interesting way to present this thriller. Each chapter made me feel like a pendulum swaying tick-tock by the second, as per the character’s narration.
I love the author’s way of writing. She made every character appear to be earnestly truthful and honest to the core. Jonathan and Alex had their own truths, and I had no way of verifying them. I kept searching for clues in each page. Every chapter made me believe in the veracity of their statement.
I literally breathed through the pages just to know one fact
Who the heck is telling me the truth???
And the truth is finally revealed. I felt a bit let down, as the ending could have been written better. I expected and I really wanted the grand rush of a finale, where the sound of the plot reaches a crescendo and reverberates in my ears, for days to come. But it was a good treble of an ending, a bit of a cop out, but nonetheless, an entertaining read!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Bestselling author Lucy Dawson has had six books published, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. Lucy read Psychology at Warwick University before working as a magazine editor. She now writes full time and lives in Devon with her husband and children.
Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.
But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.
Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…
Publication date : 20th April, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
Language : English
Available on Amazon
Dark lies coated in white truth
Seems like an interesting read. Loved the description of the end.
Hey Smitha, loooong time. How are you??
Thank you so much
I’m good Shalini. Missed your comments. Have been busy with the NaPoWriMo challenge. Enjoy reading your reviews.
Wow… How’s the writing coming along??
😊good I think. Do check out the poems and let me know your review.
I will do that over the weekend. I am going to catch up on all WordPress readings. I am extremely sorry I missed all your posts. WP doesn’t show all the posts of everyone at the hour I am online.
I totally understand Shalini. I have the same problem. No Sorries😊. Whenever its comfortable for you…will wait.
I will read and comment on all the posts. It might go into spam, just look out for them
Done. Will check. 👍
I have posted a lot of comments. Kindly check. It could have gone to the spam folder
Oh really. I just saw the likes. Will check now.
Wow Shalini! Now I know how you manage to read books so fast and post a review. Thank you for your comments. You kept your word and made my day😊. Xxx
Awww how sweet. I am bad at my time management, I have to give time to wp. I seem to be missing posts…
Thank you for reminding I haven’t read yours in a long time. Ms. Marathon Runner. Amazing run
I dont know about time management but you mean what you say and you keep your word. Thats truly commendable Shalini. I’m all admiration. Wouldn’t have dreamed that you would read each and every post. Honestly, I’m amazed and super impressed.
Ha ha…marathon runner…I like the term. Now I must run again. 😊
Will definitely read all your posts
He says, she says… hmm… interesting…
It was interesting till the last few pages
Oh no. Lol.
Happens. Overall a good read. Next Thursday watch for this space…
hehehe. will do
My first reminder to you🤣😉😉
Great review as always! I loved reading your emotional process!
Thank you so much Noriko. How are you?
Nice review Shalini, glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂
Oh yes so am I. What are you reading
Currently about halfway into The Neighbor…. some seriously messed up characters in this one for sure. LOL
Sounds good. By whom is it
Wow that was a different and interesting book. Nice review by the way.
Hey Vijay, 100 years. I was just remembering you today. How are you?
Thank you so much
Hey shalini good morning. I am fine how are you? You review was really good and the book you chose was simply superb I liked the story. By why remembering today?
It’s been quite some time, since I have spoken to you. Hence I was just wondering
Yes even I was thinking the same but you weren’t writing the rivews regularly as u used to. I used to see at least two reviews almost in a day but now I see one in two or three days so thought you might busy😉
Yea I am a bit busy, last week was quite hectic. I am hoping I am hoping to get to it this week
What about an interview. And last week was hectic for me too
You posted something about interview
Yes an invitation to a post
What is the invitation Abt?
Read it Tom at 7pm. It’s just chatting up with the author
Oo Kk cool. So you will post your chat with author I mean is it like a interview.
It started as one, then went on to a chat session
Will check it out for sure. Which book did the author write
Father Figure, I reviewed it a few days ago
Yes yes I read its review
I am so glad, you are one of the few who does
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