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THE PERFECT LIFE Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected cardiologist, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'G THE PERFECT LIFE Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected cardiologist, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'GUILTY' painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he notices a chilling notice in the local newspaper announcing a death. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package with a decapitated, bloody effigy, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him. SOMEBODY WANTS REVENGE Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it's not only him the sender is intending to harm - it's his daughter too. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison's political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina's behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past? A twisty and compelling psychological suspense novel set in Ireland, from ebook-bestselling author Siobhan MacDonald. Perfect for fans of Dervla McTiernan and Andrea Carter. Praise for Siobhan MacDonald: 'Dark and twisted' Alex Marwood, Edgar Award winning author of The Wicked Girls'Gripping, surprising, and terrifically rewarding' Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats'Evocative and richly detailed' Kimberley McCreight, author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her'Explosive . . . studded with dark revelations' Kirkus Reviews 'Skillfully wrought' Booklist'Masterly control of mood and scene' Chicago Tribune


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THE PERFECT LIFE Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected cardiologist, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'G THE PERFECT LIFE Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected cardiologist, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'GUILTY' painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he notices a chilling notice in the local newspaper announcing a death. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package with a decapitated, bloody effigy, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him. SOMEBODY WANTS REVENGE Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it's not only him the sender is intending to harm - it's his daughter too. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison's political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina's behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past? A twisty and compelling psychological suspense novel set in Ireland, from ebook-bestselling author Siobhan MacDonald. Perfect for fans of Dervla McTiernan and Andrea Carter. Praise for Siobhan MacDonald: 'Dark and twisted' Alex Marwood, Edgar Award winning author of The Wicked Girls'Gripping, surprising, and terrifically rewarding' Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats'Evocative and richly detailed' Kimberley McCreight, author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her'Explosive . . . studded with dark revelations' Kirkus Reviews 'Skillfully wrought' Booklist'Masterly control of mood and scene' Chicago Tribune

30 review for Guilty: ‘Someone is watching. Someone knows…' A gripping Irish psychological suspense from the ebook-bestselling author

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lou (nonfiction fiend)

    Guilty is bestselling Irish writer Siobhan MacDonald’s third work of thrilling psychological suspense set in her native Ireland and it is another step up in terms of the thrills and spills on display throughout. Professor Luke Forde, a renowned Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon and his wife, Alison Forde-Thompson, an up and coming politician, appear from the outside to have the perfect life but usually those who try too hard to mould the way they are perceived are the ones who have the most to h Guilty is bestselling Irish writer Siobhan MacDonald’s third work of thrilling psychological suspense set in her native Ireland and it is another step up in terms of the thrills and spills on display throughout. Professor Luke Forde, a renowned Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon and his wife, Alison Forde-Thompson, an up and coming politician, appear from the outside to have the perfect life but usually those who try too hard to mould the way they are perceived are the ones who have the most to hide; that is definitely the case here. But when a series of incidents appears to be a targeted campaign against the family they become quite anxious about why it might be happening. Is it the work of daring political saboteurs? Or could it be related to the secrets Luke has long hidden from the prying eyes of those around him? He may very well be about to receive his just desserts... This is a thriller full of twists, turns, misdirection and excitement that from the outset packs a punch, opening in explosive and highly engaging fashion. The whole narrative is deeply unsettling with a menace to it that you rarely see (or, perhaps more accurately, feel) in fiction. The attention to detail (as well as the palpable menacing atmosphere) was a joy to behold and not something many writers usually lend their time to. The plentiful dark revelations dotted throughout keep your attention and some of them were really quite emotional as well as surprising. It's a quick, easy and enjoyable read and a novel that is perfect for a little summer escapism as it’s not too heavy a plot. Hence, it'll appeal to a wide audience of crime fanatics. Many thanks to Constable for an ARC.

  2. 5 out of 5

    marnie | once upon a time book reviews

    In Siobhán MacDonald’s latest psychological suspense Guilty, she takes the reader into the perfect life of heart surgeon Doctor Luke Forde, his wife Alison Forde-Thompson, an ambitious politician and his daughter Nina. What appears to be all you could ever want to the outsider looking in, is vastly different to what goes on behind closed doors as long buried secrets are about to be exposed, shattering the perfect world that Luke has created for himself and his family. Someone knows the truth and In Siobhán MacDonald’s latest psychological suspense Guilty, she takes the reader into the perfect life of heart surgeon Doctor Luke Forde, his wife Alison Forde-Thompson, an ambitious politician and his daughter Nina. What appears to be all you could ever want to the outsider looking in, is vastly different to what goes on behind closed doors as long buried secrets are about to be exposed, shattering the perfect world that Luke has created for himself and his family. Someone knows the truth and are out for revenge, whatever it takes. I was immediately taken in with this story and just needed to know what Luke was hiding. Told over the course of past and present tense, we learn of Luke’s history and how that plays a part in what he is going through in the now. I also enjoyed the sinister vibe that Siobhán MacDonald has created throughout in the lead up to the big reveal, making for such a menacing and thrilling read. My first read from Siobhán MacDonald, I’m excited to have another great author in this genre to add to my list. She knows how to weave a tale and keep the reader in suspense as the tension builds up to boiling point along the way. I enjoyed how she subtly scattered little clues, just enough to keep you still wanting to keep flicking the pages as to what’s to come. When all is revealed, it is done so in a gratifying way. Guilty is a clever, compelling and heart pumping read full of twists and turns. It is one that keeps you on your toes and after a slow burn to begin with, all of a sudden ramps up and moves full steam ahead, where you find you are unable to tear yourself away. If you love a good psychological suspense, then look no further than Guilty, you will get one in spades! Thank you to Siobhán MacDonald, Constable and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Guilty, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Trish at Between My Lines

    4.5 stars I loved this. Interesting characters, dirty Irish local politics, family secrets and a guilt conscience that wants redemption. The setting of the modern Irish house with walls of glass had a very claustrophobic feel. And the constant rain and the overflowing lough at the bottom of the garden added to the atmosphere. It felt threatening and sinister and my heart was in my mouth at times. Highly recommended. And that last line 😱😱 Brilliant.

  4. 5 out of 5

    booksofallkinds

    *I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher. A compelling psychological thriller that will get under your skin instantly, GUILTY by Siobhán MacDonald is one of the best books I have read this year. Doctor Luke Forde has a perfect life - a successful politician for a wife, a beautiful teenage daughter whom he is very close to, and a career as a paediatric heart surgeon which fulfils him in so many ways. He prides himself on being honest and capable but when he sees the word 'Guilty' spray- *I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher. A compelling psychological thriller that will get under your skin instantly, GUILTY by Siobhán MacDonald is one of the best books I have read this year. Doctor Luke Forde has a perfect life - a successful politician for a wife, a beautiful teenage daughter whom he is very close to, and a career as a paediatric heart surgeon which fulfils him in so many ways. He prides himself on being honest and capable but when he sees the word 'Guilty' spray-painted on his boat-shed wall, his wonderful world slowly begins to disintegrate, and this is just the beginning. As more threats are issued, Luke is forced to face the past but as the truth emerges, will those you seek revenge stop at nothing to take away all that matters to him? With palpable tension on each page, GUILTY is the kind of story that you instantly jump into and cannot wait to finish. The characters aren't particularly likeable but they are believable and as I began to see that looks are often deceiving, I felt gripped to uncover just what Luke was hiding and who was coming after him and his family. The shadier side of politics is another element of this thriller which worked really well for me and I enjoy a thriller where there are plenty of possible suspects - it makes it more interesting when you're trying to figure out the truth. A fresh and dynamic story from start to finish, GUILTY by Siobhán MacDonald is a story that goes above and beyond, and I cannot wait to read more from this talented author.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    With Thanks to Siobhan MacDonald and Little Brown Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. 4* Guilty, is a well chosen title because this is my guilty pleasure. I am a sucker for well paced, sinister psychological thriller and MacDonald delivers that and much more. I took barely a chapter to become hooked, and immersed in this world of hidden secrets. I'm new to Siobhan MacDonald, and this certainly wont be my last read from her, she blends a beautiful descriptive Irish settling with the With Thanks to Siobhan MacDonald and Little Brown Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. 4* Guilty, is a well chosen title because this is my guilty pleasure. I am a sucker for well paced, sinister psychological thriller and MacDonald delivers that and much more. I took barely a chapter to become hooked, and immersed in this world of hidden secrets. I'm new to Siobhan MacDonald, and this certainly wont be my last read from her, she blends a beautiful descriptive Irish settling with the intrigue of a well built cast no one you can trust.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ormondebooks

    This is Siobhan MacDonald’s third novel. Guilty is a story about a secret – one that has huge potential repercussions for the Forde family of Luke, his wife Alison and their adopted teenage daughter Nina. It is also a story about retribution and the lengths to which people will go. Luke is a successful pediatric surgeon in a local hospital. Alison comes from a prominent local family, (the people in the big house) and is a rising star in politics. Her father Cornelius, is a former Government Mini This is Siobhan MacDonald’s third novel. Guilty is a story about a secret – one that has huge potential repercussions for the Forde family of Luke, his wife Alison and their adopted teenage daughter Nina. It is also a story about retribution and the lengths to which people will go. Luke is a successful pediatric surgeon in a local hospital. Alison comes from a prominent local family, (the people in the big house) and is a rising star in politics. Her father Cornelius, is a former Government Minister and a bit of a rogue who controls a lot of what happens in his locality. The story is narrated from the POV of Luke who is seeing a therapist after a traumatic event, pivotal to the novel. The story switches from the present to the past He returns home one night to see the words GUILTY scrawled on the side of his boat house and an obituary notice in the local newspaper for his daughter who is very much alive. Someone wants to send him a message that they know what happened and they want revenge. I really enjoyed this book. Luke’s therapy sessions in particular had me racing on to the next page as he gradually filled in the gaps to his past and the secret slowly revealed itself. I love a good ending ad this one did not disappoint with a great twist right at the end. If you have not read this author before, then I would also recommend her 2 earlier novels Twisted River and The Blue Pool. 4 Stars from me. Many thanks to @netgalley and @littlebrownbookgroup for this ebook in return for my honest review and well done to @siobhan.m.macdonald on this excellent read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jazz Webb

    Guilty is told from Lukes POV. He is a husband father doctor and professor, yet he is struggling with his day to day life. He finds himself seeking a therapist where we learn about history. The story is told in the past and present day. We find out what it is that Luke feels guilty about and why it is he may be being targeted. His wife is to busy being a political mongol which has put a big strain on their marriage. Their daughter Nina is clearly looks pride and joy. Lukes stalker is targeting u Guilty is told from Lukes POV. He is a husband father doctor and professor, yet he is struggling with his day to day life. He finds himself seeking a therapist where we learn about history. The story is told in the past and present day. We find out what it is that Luke feels guilty about and why it is he may be being targeted. His wife is to busy being a political mongol which has put a big strain on their marriage. Their daughter Nina is clearly looks pride and joy. Lukes stalker is targeting using his greatest love against him his daughter. Luke is on the haunt to find out who is stalking him and why. This allows us to find out more about his history and how he ends up where he is today. His therapy sessions are very interesting but also a tad unrealistic. I found this book a very easy read. A good introduction to psychological thrillers. If you are a die hard psychological thriller reader as I am you might find you guess the storyline quite quickly. There was very little surprise in the story for me except one big plot twist that is why I enjoyed rhis book as even though I saw where it was going it was nice to see the route fhe writer takes to get us there. The characters are all actually very interesting. Luke is a hugh flyer and it's refreshing to read a story with a man struggling with mental health issues. Also to have a doctor suffering from clear ptsd. Alison is your typical bady. She isn't a loveable character but that didn’t stop me having this pull of sadness towards her I could only fill in the gaps of what I imagine her childhood would of been like but it was enough for me to connect with her character in the story Nina is a great character, your typical trouble teen. She is written so well it was like reading about my 17 year old sister. The therapist Terence is the only character I can't quite get behind, only because of the nature of the sessions between luke and him, he would eb bound by a professional code of conduct to act differently. But other than that I quite liked him, he adds a bit of a light hearted element. All in all its a good book. Very good if you are new to the genre, if your aren't it meant be a bit of a slow burner but bare with it. I am happy to rate 3 out of 5 stars. Thank you to netgalley, amazing publishers and the author for allowing me an APC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. My review is my opinion and mine alone.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    Clever, well structured and kept me guessing. There's a few clues dotted throughout the book, some that I missed and some that I'd guessed. Makes for a really enjoyable read that was an easy way to lose a few hours! Luke is a successful doctor in his own right and the ever-patient husband of Minister Alison Thompson. Luke's wife Alison is a piece of work. Selfish, career-minded, spoilt, arrogant and using people to build her own profile, I really questioned how Luke could've stood by his wife fo Clever, well structured and kept me guessing. There's a few clues dotted throughout the book, some that I missed and some that I'd guessed. Makes for a really enjoyable read that was an easy way to lose a few hours! Luke is a successful doctor in his own right and the ever-patient husband of Minister Alison Thompson. Luke's wife Alison is a piece of work. Selfish, career-minded, spoilt, arrogant and using people to build her own profile, I really questioned how Luke could've stood by his wife for so many years. Their adopted daughter Nina is a breath of fresh air who is not afraid to call out her mother for what she is. She's close to her father but even he gets on the wrong side of her sometimes. When Luke's work is affected by momentary seizures, he seeks the help of Terrence Black and is forced to uncover a dark secret he'd tried to keep hidden for years. Terrence helps him open up about his family and their long history and encourages Luke to let go of his burdens. I really enjoyed Luke's sessions with Terrence Black. They were an interesting way to give an account of Luke's past and to bring about the events that happen following his admission. When Luke begins to receive what seem like threats to the life of his daughter Nina, he scrambles to try and figure out who is sending the threats and why. To confront the culprit, he must first confront his own past and from here Guilty really starts to pick up pace, escalating towards a fast-paced ending that I didn't see coming. The chapter "Full Disclosure" was a nice way to summarise everything that had happened and why to make sure the reader had understood. And right at the very last minute, we have one sneaky little twist that gives us a huge clue as to what happens in this story once the words stop. Very clever and well-structured, this is a great book from Siobhan MacDonald that I'd definitely recommend. Thank you to NetGalley, Siobhan MacDonald and Little, Brown Book Group UK for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Billie

    Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected heart surgeon, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'GUILTY' painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he spots a chilling notice in the local newspaper. When this is followed by the delivery of a small Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected heart surgeon, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos. A GUILTY SECRET It begins with the word 'GUILTY' painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he spots a chilling notice in the local newspaper. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him. SOMEBODY WANTS REVENGE Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it's not only Luke the sender is intending to harm. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison's political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina's behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past? This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believeable. Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuousluy. Can't wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shalini

    The story was told from the POV of Luke, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, with a high-flying aspiring politician wife Allison and daughter Nina, who was closer to him. Someone knew Luke’s secret and was targeting him, determined to prove him GUILTY My second book by author Siobhan MacDonald, I found the initial part quite slow. Then the story picked up. It was entertaining but easily guessable. Luke was well etched as a doc who had PTSD. It scared me when he froze in the middle of surgery when The story was told from the POV of Luke, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, with a high-flying aspiring politician wife Allison and daughter Nina, who was closer to him. Someone knew Luke’s secret and was targeting him, determined to prove him GUILTY My second book by author Siobhan MacDonald, I found the initial part quite slow. Then the story picked up. It was entertaining but easily guessable. Luke was well etched as a doc who had PTSD. It scared me when he froze in the middle of surgery when he was tying up the bleeding arteries. His wife played the uncaring wife pretty well. I liked how her section made me sizzle with anger as she was brash and ambitious. Nina as the rebel daughter was quite realistic and endearing. The story was all about Luke trying to find out who was stalking him along with the help of his therapist. There was only a single plot twist which captivated me. I would say that was the one that kept me going. Overall, an entertaining slow-burn thriller.

  11. 4 out of 5

    GlenS

    Thank you, NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for the opportunity of reading an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. Professor Luke Forde is a successful Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, his wife Alison Forde-Thompson is a rising government minister and their daughter Nina Forde-Thompson. Politically, the perfect family but beneath the thin veneer are cracks and discord. When disturbing things start appearing on the family home, Glasshouse, and notices in the press, they put Thank you, NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for the opportunity of reading an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. Professor Luke Forde is a successful Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, his wife Alison Forde-Thompson is a rising government minister and their daughter Nina Forde-Thompson. Politically, the perfect family but beneath the thin veneer are cracks and discord. When disturbing things start appearing on the family home, Glasshouse, and notices in the press, they put it down to political saboteurs, deliberately trying to derail Alison’s campaign. But what if it’s really connected to the secret that Luke has been hiding? Is that really why law enforcement hasn’t contacted, despite well-meaning suggestions to do so? Guilty has been well written, in one of my favourite genres. Not all the relationship storylines worked for me, and I would have liked to understand the standing of the political protestors in more depth. Saying that the pace of the story works well and the twist in the plot keeps you flicking the pages. #Guilty #NetGalley

  12. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Thank you To Netgalley and Little Brown Books UK for the Arc of Guilty before it's release date next Thursday 11th June ❤️ Thank you to Siobhán MacDonald for writing this amazing thriller ❤️ This follows Doctor Luke Forde who is a respected heart surgeon at his local hospital he has the perfect life a great career , an great wife and his beautiful daughter whose name is Nina ♥️ everyone thought their life was perfect until... One morning he wakes up with GUILTY painted on his own boathouse... Then Thank you To Netgalley and Little Brown Books UK for the Arc of Guilty before it's release date next Thursday 11th June ❤️ Thank you to Siobhán MacDonald for writing this amazing thriller ❤️ This follows Doctor Luke Forde who is a respected heart surgeon at his local hospital he has the perfect life a great career , an great wife and his beautiful daughter whose name is Nina ♥️ everyone thought their life was perfect until... One morning he wakes up with GUILTY painted on his own boathouse... Then a chilling article in his local paper then a mysterious delivery coming in a coffin shape😱 This terrifies Luke as someone knows his secret.. but what is his secret you wonder..? This is a terrifying page turning pyschological thriller with an beautiful execution and I read it all within a few hours too it had me on the edge of my seat for hours!! Thank you for this Siobhán MacDonald❤️ Definitely recommend ❤️ 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    I must admit that it took me a few pages to really get into this book, as I was a bit confused at first (but that’s me – it might be straightforward for everyone else!), but once I got going I was absolutely hooked. Set in Ireland, Dr Luke Forde – a highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon – and his wife, Alison Thompson, live a charmed life. Alison’s wealthy father is a curmudgeon who dotes on his only daughter. Luke comes home to find the word ‘Guilty’ painted in huge letters on the side of his b I must admit that it took me a few pages to really get into this book, as I was a bit confused at first (but that’s me – it might be straightforward for everyone else!), but once I got going I was absolutely hooked. Set in Ireland, Dr Luke Forde – a highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon – and his wife, Alison Thompson, live a charmed life. Alison’s wealthy father is a curmudgeon who dotes on his only daughter. Luke comes home to find the word ‘Guilty’ painted in huge letters on the side of his boathouse and a newspaper obituary for his daughter, who is very much alive. Someone knows what happened all those years ago, or they think they do, and they’re out to prove Luke guilty. But is he? Loads of unexpected twists and turns kept me gripped, and I’ll definitely be looking for more books by this author. Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown for an advance reader copy in return for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Morag Murray

    This is a perfectly decent thriller set in modern day Ireland. Respected medic, Luke is married to ambitious local politician, Alison. He receives several disturbing messages alluding to the death of his (very much alive) daughter Nina. Through there vantage point of some therapy sessions we learn Luke harbours a dark and shameful secret. As the story unfolds Luke’s past and present collide with alarming consequences. Reflecting back on this novel, I can appreciate the clever plot, and was gratif This is a perfectly decent thriller set in modern day Ireland. Respected medic, Luke is married to ambitious local politician, Alison. He receives several disturbing messages alluding to the death of his (very much alive) daughter Nina. Through there vantage point of some therapy sessions we learn Luke harbours a dark and shameful secret. As the story unfolds Luke’s past and present collide with alarming consequences. Reflecting back on this novel, I can appreciate the clever plot, and was gratified by a very worthy ending. I struggled a little intially however, finding the early timelines a little confusing. Once we get into Luke’s therapy sessions the storytelling came alive however, and from there on I was intrigued and entertained. My thanks to Net galley, author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an advance copy.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Symonds

    Wow what a story. I could feel myself tending up after each chapter not knowing what the next chapter would bring. Something happened a while back involving Luke and his wife fast forward to the present day, after discovering horrific messages does someone know what husband and wife did all those years ago. But do they know the real story? The last few chapters I literally couldn't put down and then the ending left me ice cold. Absolutely brilliant read. I would recommend to everyone. Wow what a story. I could feel myself tending up after each chapter not knowing what the next chapter would bring. Something happened a while back involving Luke and his wife fast forward to the present day, after discovering horrific messages does someone know what husband and wife did all those years ago. But do they know the real story? The last few chapters I literally couldn't put down and then the ending left me ice cold. Absolutely brilliant read. I would recommend to everyone.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really enjoyed working my way through this book. I must admit, I can’t say I was gripped to the point of not putting it down but I loved having a book which was more of a slower read. The twists were unexpected and I hope that we will find out more about Sophie’s new job that was revealed at the end.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Dixon

    The story is told from Luke's account and moves between past and present - as the reader learns more about Lukes past we begin to see what it is Luke could be guilty of.. A great psychological thriller with lots or twists and turns The story is told from Luke's account and moves between past and present - as the reader learns more about Lukes past we begin to see what it is Luke could be guilty of.. A great psychological thriller with lots or twists and turns

  18. 4 out of 5

    Laura Comiskey

    This book was too much of a miss match for me. Based in rural county Clare, repeated references to the City. It also kept jumping and moving with no logic applied. There was no consistency to the story. I just didn’t enjoy. It was a chore to finish it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Fiona Campbell

    Luke is a respected cardiologist and his wife, Alison is a politician. They have a rebellious daughter, Nina. Much of the story is told as Luke relays his troubled history and secret to Terence, his therapist. Someone else knows the secret and begins sending threats to Luke. The book was well plotted with little clues peppered throughout. Thanks indeed to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan Hunter

    I've read and enjoyed this authors previous books so I was delighted to discover a new book by her. The plot builds up slowly with the tension and intrigue increasing with each chapter as I was curious to learn of Luke's secret. I've read and enjoyed this authors previous books so I was delighted to discover a new book by her. The plot builds up slowly with the tension and intrigue increasing with each chapter as I was curious to learn of Luke's secret.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steph Hayward-bailey

    What a great psychological thriller. It kept me gripped until the very end. I loved all the twists and turns throughout.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Annemarie Coade

    Enjoyed this! Quick paced and kept me guessing to the end.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Natalie "Curling up with a Coffee and a Kindle" Rampling

    A quick read and an enjoyable one. I liked how each snippet with Terence was then followed by par of Luke's history that he had been referring to. Enjoyed the twists at the end too! A quick read and an enjoyable one. I liked how each snippet with Terence was then followed by par of Luke's history that he had been referring to. Enjoyed the twists at the end too!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    A great read, twists from beginning to end...characters to love and hate .. you need to turn your do not disturb sign on!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alison Hydes

    A Psychological thriller that was told from the main character Dr Luke Ford. Had me hooked .Didn't guess who was the one seeking retribution. A Psychological thriller that was told from the main character Dr Luke Ford. Had me hooked .Didn't guess who was the one seeking retribution.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chanelle

    once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. it involves many twists and turns which I didn't expect. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. it involves many twists and turns which I didn't expect. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Ann Cyrus

  28. 5 out of 5

    Correna

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aisling

  30. 4 out of 5

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