Monday, March 27, 2023

The Good Patient by Alex Stone - Book Tour & Review

The Good Patient

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?

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My Review
The Good Patient is a psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes. It's one of those books where you're like, okay, I think I know what's going on, and then something happens and you're like, nope, THIS is what's really going on, and then...
Okay, so there are a lot of little twists. Just enough to give you a bit of whiplash as you try and figure out if you have any idea what the truth might be when it comes to these characters.
The story follows Lauren, a young woman who wakes up in the hospital with a head injury. She was found floating in the ocean, and her boyfriend has gone missing. The police just want to know what happened. But Lauren doesn't know. Or does she?
Lauren has a past. Her boyfriend Josh has secrets. And the only person who believes Lauren is innocent is her doctor. But can Dr. Menon be trusted? 
This is definitely a wild ride. There are so many things to consider when trying to figure out what's going on. There's Lauren's past with her mom, Lauren's past with Josh, Lauren and Josh's present relationship, and Dr. Menon's involvement with Lauren. All of them have secrets. One or more of them may be lying. And only the truth will set them all free. But trying to untangle the messy web they've created is a lot. You think you know, but you have no idea. 
This is a really good book. Even though there are twists, it's almost relatively straightforward once you finish and really think about it. But I liked that. I also hated most of the characters in this one. No one is really all that likable, except maybe Nick. Although I had my doubts about him too. 
If you're looking for an intriguing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing, give The Good Patient a whirl. You won't be disappointed.
4.5 stars!

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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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