The Patient by Jane Shemilt @Janeshemilt @HarperCollinsUK #NetGalley #ThePatient #NewRelease #BookReview

The Patient: the gripping new suspense thriller novel from the Sunday Times bestselling global phenomenon - Jane Shemilt is BACK! by [Jane Shemilt]


When Rachel meets Luc, the attraction is instant.
But she is a doctor, and he is her patient.
She gives him the drugs he needs – but in doing so, risks everything.
And when a secret is exposed, they’re both in the firing line.
Not all patients are telling the truth.


The Patient


What an unusual story this turned out to be, in a positive way. Rachel is a doctor that made a fatal error once and determined that such a mistake will never happen again. So when Luc walks in off the street saying that he needs meds, she prescribes him what he wants. There is an instant attraction between them, but she knows she will never see him again. Rachel’s marriage is rocky, and because of decisions she has made before to further her career, her daughter is not close to her.

When Rachel and her husband are invited to a party by the people next door, she discovers that her new neighbour is her mysterious patient with a stunning young wife. I felt that this story was going to be predictable, but I was enjoying it. I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was no way I could have guessed the path it would take.

There is no hint in the blurb at the events that follow in the book. It is dark and sinister, gripping and addictive. I had read late into the night, and there was no way I was putting this book down. Every page brought uneasiness. What a story this was turning out to be. It seemed like I was looking at every character from a different angle now, and no one was as I thought they were. Fabulous read!

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which, I have reviewed honestly.


While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014. Since then Jane has published three more bestselling thrillers: Little Friends, The Drowning Lesson, and How Far We Fall. The Patient is her first novel with HarperCollins, and will be out in April 2022.

She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.

Twitter: @Janeshemilt

The Patient: the gripping new suspense thriller novel from the Sunday Times bestselling global phenomenon - Jane Shemilt is BACK! by [Jane Shemilt]


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