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Review : The Good Patient by Alex Stone

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BL2H1WGN
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Boldwood Books (22 Mar. 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4011 KB

Appearances can be deceptive…

I was taught that life is pain. That love is pain. It was unavoidable. Acceptable. I never had anything, or anyone I could count on. Not really. Not even myself.

Until I met Dr Menon…

To the outside world Lauren Taylor’s relationship with her boyfriend Josh is perfect. He is supportive and loving and has been there for Lauren during her darkest moments. But behind closed doors, secrets and lies can be hidden…

And when Lauren wakes up in a hospital bed and is told Josh is missing, those secrets come bubbling up to the surface.

Because the police think Lauren knows exactly what’s happened to Josh; that she could even be capable of his murder…

The only person who believes in Lauren’s innocence is Dr Menon, who has cared for Lauren as his patient for the last few weeks. He can’t believe she’s capable of murder.  He knows just how good she really is.

Isn’t she?

Book Review

Lauren has had a difficult upbringing. Her childhood involved many visits to hospital for various illnesses.

After suffering for years she is freed from this when Lauren is fifteen. Soon she meets Josh and they begin a relationship.

However, their relationship isn’t plain sailing and one day Lauren wakes up in hospital not knowing how she got there.

There has been a jet skiing accident and Lauren is adamant she was alone. The problem is Josh has gone missing without a trace and the police are sure that Lauren is responsible for his disappearance and possible murder.

Only her relationship with Dr Menon, who is the only person who believes her and who is convinced that she is innocent, is her lifeline. What actually happened to Josh and is Lauren to blame?

The Good Patient is a brilliant, breath-taking read with lots that kept me guessing.

I didn’t know whether to believe Lauren and I liked that suspense.

I enjoyed reading about her relationship with the doctor and the fact that he understood her.

This is a dark and twisty read which was devoured in a couple of days!

The writing is excellent and the author conveys Lauren’s suffering really well.

A well written thriller with some dark subject matters.

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About the Author

Alex Stone, originally an accountant from the West Midlands, is now a psychological suspense writer based in Dorset. This beautiful and dramatic coastline is the inspiration and setting for her novels. She was awarded the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2019 and her debut thriller The Perfect Daughter was published by  Boldwood in October 2021.

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