Loving wife. Caring nurse. Liar.You trust her with your life… She has a deadly secret.In hospital, lives begin and end every day.The doctors and nurses work round the clock to keep their patients breathing, yet death is part of their routine.When the police arrive in the brightly lit corridors, asking for pretty, young, Nurse Shaw, staff and patients start talking.The say Sarah Shaw’s husband has been murdered. They’d only been married for a few short months.The police want to know where Sarah was that night. And why the medicine went missing from the hospital a few days before.As William Shaw’s complicated past unravels it’s clear that Sarah has secrets of her own. But as she delivers pills in paper cups with a stiff smile and shaking hands, her patients want to know, is she a killer, or is her life in danger too?
This is the week of new authors for me. 😊 As I mentioned before, it’s always a bit special. It’s like tasting a new food or going to a new restaurant. Will it be good? Will it be amazing or will it rather be ok, for this one time, but never again?
Important to me is always starting with an open mind and letting the characters lead the way.
So, let me explain my thoughts.
The first chapter was very inviting and intriguing. I felt I was in for a treat, but the next few chapters were less engaging. I felt confused and there was too much text and not enough action for me. I am sorry to say that I was struggling a bit.
But woohoo, the story started to pick up pace. I was getting more in to it and a lightbulb went off in my head. I had figured something out. Hooray. I am always very pleased with myself when I was right for once after being often completely missing the ball. 😉
The story suddenly became a lot more interesting and I was less able to put the book away. The author kept everything hidden until the end in order to reveal secret upon secret. Maybe even too many?
I honestly did not always understand why some characters did what they did and why now? Maybe I did not get it?
Anyway, the story was a good one and heart breaking at times. 4 stars.
About the Author
Liz Lawler grew up sharing pants, socks, occasionally a toothbrush, sleeping four to a bed. Born in Chatham and partly raised in Dublin, she is one of fourteen children. She spent over twenty years as a nurse and has since fitted in working as a flight attendant, a general manager of a five star hotel, and is now working with trains. She became an author in 2017 when her debut novel Don’t Wake Up was published by Twenty7.