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