The Book Doctor by Britney King
The Doc is In
This is surprisingly my first book by Britney King and I am not even sure how I came across this book but I am so thrilled I did. I love a good thrill ride and this checks all the boxes for me. It is different well crafted and is fast paced and enjoyable.
George is the primary caretaker for his mentally ill wife. That kind of responsibility does not make a good environment for finishing a book. This story starts off with George in trouble with his publisher. His drinking problem made me wonder how unreliable of a narrator he would be. Liam is introduced as ‘the book doctor’, a well-respected and charismatic guy with a reputation for getting results. Together they are tasked with finishing the book George has been procrastinating on and rebuilding George’s brand and author status. I have to be fully honest I was not a fan of Liam as a character. Not because there was anything wrong with the character, I just found him self absorbed and a bit annoying. I have read many opinions of Britney King books before I picked this up and I have to say for the most part this was a crazy train wreck that I couldn’t keep my eyes off of. I have already recommended it to two people.
I have to say I am a person who needs bloody books between her romance novels and this novel has it all. The creative deaths in this book kept me turning the pages trying to figure out what would happen next. I love being able to just read books like this and being entertained to the point I forget to put the book down.
The beginning was rough. Do not read if you are sensitive. After reading the book my mind was blown by the ending. Was not expecting the self-destructive behavior. The rest of the book is intense and fast paced. Loved it. If you’re a fan of reading about murders and don’t mind the violence-pick up this read. I plan to go back and read more books by Britney King.