Hi, Today I am overjoyed to be sharing my BLOG TOUR Book Review for
By Hugh Montgomery.
Thank you to both the Author and blog tour organiser, Tracey Fenton at Compulsive Readers for allowing me to be a part of the tour and for the advanced reader’s copy.
I received this book for free from the Compulsive Readers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Control by Hugh Montgomery
on August 8, 2019
Published by Zaffre Genres: Crime, Fiction
Format: Kindle, ARC
Source: Compulsive Readers
Not all doctors are heroes . . .
Renowned surgeon Michael Trenchard locks his office door and prepares for a relaxing evening - Wagner on the sound system, a fine Scotch to hand. A knock at the door heralds the arrival of the person he most wants to see - the person who excites him more than anyone else. But what follows will turn his dreams into a living nightmare . . . for he will be discovered later that night in a locked-in coma, the victim of an auto-erotic asphyxiation.
Can this really be an accident? It is left to Dr Kash Devan, Trenchard's young protégé, to uncover the truth. What he discovers is chilling: in his ruthless pursuit of wealth and success Trenchard has left a trail of wrecked lives behind him. Which of his victims hated him so much they wanted not only his life, but also his reputation ruined?
Victory hospital, a teaching hospital where the charismatic, charming and calm Mr Michael Trenchard is the best surgeon in the hospital. Kash Devan, a young doctor who looks up to and in awe of him. This starts off a simple medical story of a young doctor learning from his mentor and inspiration, finding a young nurse but quickly turns into a fucking fantastic medical thriller. Mr Trenchard is soon found unconscious, with women underwear, the noose around his neck. It looks to be a simple auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong. But Kash is soon thrust into a mini Sherlock house detective work himself unravelling the truth.
I loved Kash the most, how can you not. He seems too sweet, caring and maybe a little naive. Years and years of work has gone into his dream to become a doctor, not just for himself but his family too.
There are so many dynamic, engaging and diverse characters in this book.
It was a gratifying, effortless and flowing writing style. Although this was a medical thriller, there wasn’t a substantial amount of mumble jumble medical jargon. Everything was perfectly explained which I personally thought helped the story along as we are not looking up x, y and z every five minutes.
Perfectly paced. Engaging and captivating.
Terrific and perfect.
A truly terrifying, unique, spectacular medical thriller. Many scenes in this book literally made me squerm, I felt like turning my body inside out. It is also a tearjearker, action packed and devious. Hugh has a gratifying, effortless and flowing writing style
About Hugh Montgomery
Hugh Montgomery is a distinguished physician, known for his pioneering genetic research. Outside the field of medicine, he was a founding member of the UK Climate and Health Council and is an endurance expert, who has run three ultra-marathons, scaled the world’s sixth highest mountain, jumped naked from a plane at 14,000 ft and holds the world record for underwater piano playing. Zaffre, Bonnier Books UK’s flagship adult fiction imprint, will publish Control in August 2019.
About Bonnier Books UK
Bonnier Books UK is a major publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to 15 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.
Bonnier Books UK is owned by Bonnier Books, a family-owned company headquartered in Sweden. Bonnier Books is a top-15 world publisher with global sales of £728m.
Zaffre is the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK.
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