Love Until It Hurts by Fiona Blakemore – Review.

About The Book

Can love hurt more than it can heal?
The answer lies in the hospital mortuary.
Dr. Ruth Cooper has a new job. A fresh start.
Yet something is missing.
When her confidence is rocked by two serious complaints, widower Dominic Peterson provides a sympathetic ear.
But, as their relationship develops, Dominic’s four-year-old daughter Bella becomes increasingly unwell.
Can Ruth save Bella, and salvage her reputation?
Or will her past come back to haunt her?

A twisty tale of domestic noir. A psychological thriller that will keep you in suspense until the end.

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received. Love Until It Hurts is a medical thriller, a type of book that I always enjoy. Sometimes I don’t understand all the terminology used in this type of fiction and this book was no exception. However, anything I needed to know desperately was easily found via google. And instead of overpowering the storyline it added to it. I found it worked perfectly, a young doctor desperate to do her best but was under pressure and did make mistakes.

The way the medical profession was described was one of the parts of this book that worked so well. I have never really given a thought to what goes on behind the scenes in a surgery. I’m always aware of how much pressure they work under, especially now, but had never thought about how the doctors have to fit it all in. And how easily it can all go wrong. 

But the main thread, the way Ruth’s private life fell apart after a brief period of happiness was the part that I enjoyed the most. With the three way narrative shared between Ruth, Dominic and Bella I could see the manipulation. Bella’s story, in particular, and the way she revealed more about her life was chilling to read.

Love Until It Hurts is an original and extremely clever novel that I have no hesitation in recommending. 

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