I hope you are having a good Friday. Do you have plans for this weekend? I plan on doing some writing and reading more. And… Eating some cake, since it was my grandaunt’s birthday last Thursday and we are celebrating it Sunday.
Now, let me stop talking about cake before I get really hungry. Let me talk about the reason why I’m writing this post.
I joined the blog tour that Rachel, from Rachel’s Random Resources, hosted for Kirsten McKenzie‘s book “Doctor Perry“.
So thank you Rachel and Kirsten McKenzie for sending me an eCopy of this book and giving me a chance to read it and give my honest opinion about it. Free of spoilers like usual.
Under the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
Doctor Perry assures his elderly patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home that he can offer warmth, sympathy, and understanding. Doctor Perry is a liar.
Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose Haven, content to sit at his window waiting to die. He’s about to learn that under Doctor Perry death is the easy option…
For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.
Her historical fiction novels ‘Fifteen Postcards’ and it’s sequel ‘The Last Letter’ have been described as ‘Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions’, and ‘Antiques Roadshow gone viral’. The third book in the series ‘Telegram Home’ will be released in November 2018 by Accent Press.
Her bestselling gothic horror novel ‘Painted’ was released in 2017, with her medical thriller ‘Doctor Perry’ following closely in April 2018.
She lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, an SPCA rescue cat and a kitten found in the neighbour’s shed, and can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @kiwimrsmac.
This is the first book I read of Kristen McKenzie and I enjoyed it. It’s a Horror/Thriller novel about a doctor and his patients, and everyone and everything in between. It’s about trust and lies. About death and unexpected twists. With descriptions that gave me a vivid image, not only visual, but also sometimes even smells, that made the book slow down a bit which made the suspense linger.
Like I said, I liked the descriptions, and I also liked how different this book is. I haven’t read that many horror books, but the concept and the plot made it so much enjoyable. Well, it’s not a happy book, it’s a horror book and Dr. Perry is a scary man, but you know what I mean. The fact that the storyline and how things unfold kept me glued to my phone is fantastic. It means I’m enjoying the book and that I can’t put it down.
When we first start reading we met some characters, some important characters, and, for me, although I was curious to read the book, Kristen’s way with words made me step back a bit. It started to build up the tension and uncomfortable atmosphere that clearly said “There’s something wrong here.” Of course, from the blurb we already knew there was something wrong, but still the tension kept on building up.
I have said that Dr. Perry is scary, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but there was a weird feeling about him from the very first moment, even if you didn’t read the blurb you would feel it. It was layer after layer of craziness, mystery, scary truth and a touch of weirdness, lot of creeping feelings. And even though you know it’s fiction, you get at the edge of your seat, and can’t stop reading.
I found myself curious about all the characters and curious about the truths, and when I thought I had learned everything, another twist appeared or something happened that shocked me. That kept this interesting.
I do recommend this book. If you like horror you should check it out. I haven’t read a lot of horror/thriller novels (comparing to how many fantasy or PR books I have read), but I honestly quite enjoy the book and because I don’t want to spoil anything, just go read it and see for yourself and get your own opinion on this book. And seriously, just enjoy the thriller until the very end.
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