Friday 10 August 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ Do No Harm by Lucy V Hay

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Do No Harm by Lucy V Hay where I have a review from her latest novel. I was thrilled to be given this opportunity by Anne Cater who organised the Blog Tour and Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books who provided me with a copy to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

Till death do us part…

We meet Lily and Sebastian on their wedding day, the happiest day of their lives. Lily left her first marriage to oncologist Maxwell as it was a bit of a disaster with his jealous, controlling and possessive behaviour towards Lily throughout their whole marriage so now Lily and her six-year-old son, Denny are now having a second chance at happiness with headteacher Sebastian. Sebastian is lovely, he's everything you'd want in a man, kind, caring and putting Lily and her son before everything but he's a very vulnerable person also. Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and it looks like Lily's going to have her happy ever after, isn't she??  Well think again, what begins is the continued obsession by Maxwell over Lily where firstly he arrives at the wedding reception unannounced and more to the point, uninvited where he's determined to win back his family and things are going to get far worse when they get back from their honeymoon and as the weeks and months go by a lot of creepy things happen to them and things start to quickly escalate. Lily and Sebastian are convinced that Maxwell is behind all of it but finding the proof is hard and they begin to question their own sanity and to the extent where they begin to blame each other for the events that are going on. Is Maxwell behind it all or is there someone else trying to destroy their married lives?? Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives…

Well, what can I say about this only that I didn't like it, I absolutely LOVED it. It was absolutely fantastic. The sociopath character was absolutely brilliant, very well written and cleverly constructed, full of twists, turns and shocks. They were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. At times, I could feel I was right there with the characters. I found parts of the story made my skin crawl and it definitely didn't disappoint. It was a spine-chilling, pulse pounding, heart thumping roller coaster ride. I know that his book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter that was involved. I am really looking forward to Lucy's next book already. Do No Harm is definitely one of the best books I've read so far this year.


Do No Harm is available in all good bookshops, libraries, audio and on Kindle where it is currently £4.31 at the time of publication of this review.

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