For a community psychiatric nurse, Monica Morris has an unhealthy interest in poison, and when, on impulse, she buys an antique Ship’s Doctor’s Cabinet with a set of leather bound journals she becomes fascinated by the content.
A few days later, she discovers the body of her patient, Jan Collins, and although police assume suicide by overdose, Monica is not convinced.
When more unexplained deaths involving poisoning occur, Monica realises they are linked and so does DS Adams who is investigating. But how are they connected? And why?
When it becomes obvious that she’s unwittingly stepped into a trap set for someone else, Monica’s career, her own sanity and her life are placed at risk. But where can she turn to for help?
I really liked the sound of this book by AB Morgan and was quite excited to get started. However, I have to admit it did take quite a few chapters to pick up for me. I found the beginning bit quite tedious and felt the character was just ‘doing the rounds’ and it wasn’t really leading anywhere. If anyone else finds this I really urge you to keep reading. Once I got over than first quarter it soon picked up and I really enjoyed it. The pace picked up and the intrigue was great. I was kept guessing all the way through without there been any obvious predictable situations.
After that first part the writing flows much more naturally. The chapters are split into sections which I really like. As a busy mother I don’t always have the time to sit and read lengthy chapters so I appreciate the breaks that AB Morgan implemented.
I liked all the characters on the book. Each brought something different.
All in all I’d give this book 3.5 stars out of 5. Overall the book was great.
Thanks for reading.