Blog Tour Review, The Nurse

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The Nurse
Jenna Kernan

427 pages
published October 2, 2023

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About the book

“Can you start right away?” I can hear the desperation in Dr Roth’s voice. He’s longing for someone to look after his poor, sick wife Sabrina in their perfect Florida home. The job pays an awful lot. And I really need the money. As long as they don’t ask too many questions…

I spend my days by Sabrina’s side. She has everything money could buy – a luxurious home, a handsome, doting husband who would do anything for her. I hate cleaning up her mess, picking her designer clothes off the floor, and driving her to the golf club. I hate how she sneers at me, no matter what I do. But I have to remember why I’m really here.

Dr Roth has made it clear I have to make sure she takes her medication. Because if she doesn’t, there’s hell to pay. Three times a day, I count her sedative pills carefully. Sabrina rambles about the death of a child. About a terrible accident. Dr Roth shakes his head sadly. Delusions are a heartbreaking symptom of his wife’s illness, he says.

But when Dr Roth leaves the house, Sabrina becomes more clear-headed. She tells me she’s done something terrible. And that her husband is lying. He keeps her trapped because of what she did. And I’m the only one who can help her escape.

Can I believe the words of a woman suffering from delusions? Or is Dr Roth not as trustworthy as he seems? Someone is lying. And if the Roths find out why I’m really here, this could take a deadly turn…

An unbelievably gripping psychological thriller with a mind-blowing twist that will have you flipping the pages deep into the night. Fans of The Doctor’s Wife, The Perfect Marriage and The Surgeon won’t be able to put this down!

My Review

Honestly as I started this one, I was sure I knew where it was going.  I’ve read a few books with a similar plot over the last few years.  A husband hires a carer for his ailing wife.  But of course I was wrong.  There were a couple of twists that got me.

I am always surprised when these books are popular, because there are only a few characters so how can they keep turning out different?  But they do.  The naivety and greenness of Emily made me like her and want to yell at her to be careful.  I knew something shady was going on in that house.  I flip flopped quite often as to whether the husband was abusive or the wife was more than she seems.  (you’ll have to read to find out the truth)  I disliked both the husband and wife Emily works for.

The plot started out slow, but increased to a frenzied pace towards the end.  My only wish for this one is the author spent more time showing us the end instead of having the character(s) explain it.  But overall, I enjoyed the read and it kept me wanting to know who was the evil one.

Author Bio:

Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan is a two-time RITA nominee and winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award. Prior to signing with Bookouture, she published over thirty novels including her popular APACHE PROTECTOR series, and is a member of numerous writing groups, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Florida Mystery Writers and Novelists, Inc. and frequently attends conferences on police procedure at the Writers Police Academy and MurderCon. Jenna currently lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband. A natural redhead, she has recently increased her sunblock to SPF 50.

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