Genre: Mystery/ Suspense/ Psychological Thriller/ Crime/ Fiction
Published: 4th December 2017
Print length: 284
About the Author:
Alison Morgan is a writer of mysteries, suspense and psychological thrillers. She lives in a corner of a field in North Bedfordshire and is making the most of a mid-life crisis. Her debut novel A Justifiable Madness is inspired by her life and career as a psychiatric nurse, and her fascination with the extremes of human behaviour. Two more novels have been published since: Divine Poison and The Camera Lies
About The Book:
For a community psychiatric nurse, Monica Morris has an unhealthy interest in poison, and when, on impulse, she buys an antique Ship’s Doctor’s Cabinet with a set of leather-bound journals she becomes fascinated by the content.
A few days later, she discovers the body of her patient, Jan Collins, and although police assume suicide by overdose, Monica is not convinced.
When more unexplained deaths involving poisoning occur, Monica realises they are linked and so does DS Adams who is investigating. But how are they connected? And why?
A.B. Morgan worked for NHS for thirty years and twenty of those as a nurse in the mental health facility and that equipped her with the knowledge to give apt descriptions of the patients and what they go through.
Don’t get me wrong, Divine Poison is not a book about mental health patients but they are an integral part of the story. I really enjoyed reading the book. It was a slow start but the plot did not get boring at any time and I was only forced to put the book down to go to sleep at night.
At first, you feel like she is giving you a bit too much detail about things that seemed irrelevant to the plot but everything comes together and you are left smiling and think that you should have seen it from a mile away. One thing that I loved about the book is that she talks about things that other people shy away from and some of the contents of the book are based on true events. One thing that I have reservations about is that the plot unfolded a bit too soon. It could have been dragged on to keep the reader guessing but overall I enjoyed it and I look forward to reading other books by the same author.
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