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Friday, June 12, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: The Book Doctor by Britney King

The Book Doctor
Britney King

From the bestselling author of The Social Affair and HER comes a riveting new thriller about a writer desperate to make a comeback who realizes that success may cost more than he can afford to pay when a stranger arrives at his door.

George is bitter. As he should be. Once a household name, George is dying to make a comeback, and death may be the only option left to get the public’s attention. Ask anyone, his life is unraveling at the seams. Meanwhile, his new apprentice is everything he is not. 
The enigmatic man his publisher sends to help is young and ambitious, with looks that could kill, and possibly do.

When George discovers that his apprentice’s talent extends beyond fixing broken plots, that his winning formula may, in fact, be a result of making the crimes in his novels come to life, George has to ask himself how much he is willing to overlook to achieve mainstream success. 

Perfectly paced, The Book Doctor is an electrifying psychological thriller about a life’s work, obsession, and the dangerous places ambition can take you. Full of enough tension and twists to make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat, it keeps you guessing until the very last page.

My Review:

I went in blind like I usually do but also because it's Britney King and I don't care what the synopsis is, I'm going to read it.  There's no denying her pure talent for drawing you right into a story with your curiosity at its peak on what crazy story she has for us next.  The Book Doctor is no different but I also have so many questions!!

Phew - this book starts out with a BANG! Instantly I am, as usual with her work, instantly hooked.  This is skin flapping, throat crunching FUN.  Can't help myself y'all, I do love me a good killing and there is plenty of that within these pages.  There were times though that I was confused.  Whose POV were we in and what exactly is happening here? I was a little bit lost occasionally.  Was there just one murder hornet or a bunch of them?  Why didn't he go to the hospital and how is he still walking around with ALL THAT.  THAT was his reaction to THAT?!  I need more about the background with his wife and what about..... ok shhhh, you really need to read this so we can discuss!

Now, mind you, the (unexpected) ending makes this a bit clear (and wow, I really wasn't expecting that ending) but I felt perplexed most of the time which distracted me from how powerful that ending could have been.  I'll be perfectly honest, this might not be my favorite of King's work, but it certainly is still a binge read and highly entertaining.  A page turner with unlikable characters, the pressure of being a writer and caretaker which culminates to an explosion.  

King is one of my favorite authors - I highly suggest you pick up ANY of her books.  And no excuse me while I go brush up on my trivia … just in case. 😉


Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she's writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 
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