Thursday, 26 April 2018

Book Review - White Lies by Lucy Dawson - Blog Tour

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Title: White Lies
Author: Lucy Dawson
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 20th April 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

When you have everything, you have everything to lose. 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…

Once again Lucy Dawson has stolen around 3 and a half hours of my life, but replaced them with a compulsively addictive book that I couldn't tear myself away from, as I was utterly hooked on White Lies from the first chapter. 

I was completely drawn into Alex's version of events, up until we started getting other view points, at which point I twigged that I had absolutely no clue who was telling the truth and who as the title suggested was telling white lies. 

What I did know was I completely felt for Alex who at a base level makes one mistake that has a lasting impact, for her marriage, her family and other people too.  One moment of madness when completely and utterly drunk,  while on a girls weekend away, leads to all manner of consequences. 

There were times where I was doubting just about everyone but at the same time I just had to keep turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.  I was curious about everything the book even touches on relatively recently real world events that have been in the news. 

This is a book that makes you think about the patient / doctor relationship, and about how easy it could be for someone in a position of trust to make a mistake that could be perceived as abuse even if the don't realise it at the time. 

Unpredictable and utterly compelling, White Lies is another absolutely fantastically crafted book from Lucy Dawson. All I can say is clear a day or a few hours depending on your typical reading speed, make sure you are comfortable, sit back and relax and let this story of human interest take over for the duration. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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