Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Operation by Dylan Young – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

If your life was on the line, how far would you go?

Surgeon Jacob Thorn isn’t worried when the police interview him over nurse Katy Leith’s disappearance. She is a co-worker, nothing more. 
But when a leaked video of him and the missing woman arguing goes viral, the social media reaction is vicious. 

When harrowing images of the kidnapped woman start to appear on his phone, along with a demand from her abductor that Jake confesses to a crime he has no recollection of committing, he is forced to act or face terrifying consequences. 

He needs to delve into the past for answers. But time is running out for Katy. 

Will he admit to his failings and lose everything, or plead ignorance and let an innocent girl die? 

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MY REVIEW 

Set in Oxford, a nurse, Katy has gone missing.

The police are investigation and they speak to surgeon, Jake Thorn.

Jake is married to Sarah and they have a slightly unconventional life as she spends half the week in London working and the rest, commuting to work, so they have separate lives and beds during the week. 

Jake was one of the last people to see Katy, so suspicion falls on him. When a video of him purportedly arguing with Katy is posted online, he is vilified on social media….does he deserve this? Or is there something else going on?

I can’t say much more for fear of spoiling the story, but I can say this really is an impressive thriller. The main character is not particularly likeable and his life is a bit of a mess, but he loves Sid the dog so he can’t be all bad!!

Full of secrets and lies and marvellously twisty with some real surprises on the way and full of tension. A thoroughly engrossing psychological thriller with a medical edge. 

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side and Bloodhound books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

You can buy a copy here: https://amzn.to/30fJTD3

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for London. A 35-year career in the NHS followed, the last 27 as a consultant ophthalmologist. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties and over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But retiring from the NHS has allowed Dylan to spend (even) more time in his writing office—a shed in the garden. After publishing a three book crime series with Bookouture, Dylan has now found a new home in the Bloodhound kennels where he writes standalone psychological thrillers with a trademark medical flavour.

 

Website: www. https://dylanyoungauthor.com/

 

Twitter: @dyoungwrites

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dyoungwrites/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17290016.Dylan_Young 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Appointment by Dylan Young – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

He’s a doctor…but can you trust him?

With his marriage collapsing and grief-stricken following the death of his baby son, surgeon Dan Lewis is struggling to make sense of it all. 

His work is his lifeline. But when he fixates on a child patient he thinks has a potentially lethal disease, no one believes the diagnosis. They all think he’s losing his mind. 

When one of Dan’s critics is senselessly murdered and the evidence points to the damaged doctor as the prime suspect, his bad situation becomes desperate. 

But there’s a dark secret linking the ill child and the murder victim. One that no one other than Dan can see. 

Can he overcome his paralyzing despair to reveal the truth and clear himself? 

And if he does, will he be in time to save an innocent child from a terrifying fate?

 

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MY REVIEW 

Dan Lewis is a surgeon, he’s still trying to come to terms with the tragic death of his young son, Theo. When a young boy, William, is brought to his office for an eye examination, his emotions are all over the place. But he notices something in one of William’s eyes, poor William is now upset so they make another appointment to give him time to calm down. 

William’s Dad is angry, he feels Dan is victimising him due to his religion, he’s a healer and should be able to heal William himself. Is he really a caring father?

What follows is an emotion packed thriller. Dan and Kate are a mess, trying to deal with bereavement, Bliss is just terrifying in his relentless torment of Dan. No one believes Dan, they think he is imagining everything due to his emotional state, it’s not the first time he’s imagined things …..Will Dan be able to convince them Bliss is a dangerous man? Can he get William the treatment he needs? 

Full of twists and secrets from the completely heartbreaking start to marvellously shocking yet satisfying ending…….brilliant.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook.  This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/31eCH9H

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for London. A 35-year career in the NHS followed, the last 27 as a consultant ophthalmologist. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties and over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But retiring from the NHS has allowed Dylan to spend (even) more time in his writing office — a shed in the garden.

 

Website: http://www.dylanyoungauthor.com

 

Twitter: @dyoungwrites

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dyoungwrites/

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17290016.Dylan_Young