Today I am reviewing The Nurse by J.A. Corrigan. This was released on the 20th of May, published by Canelo.
When you hear her story, will you believe her?
Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could have killed her vulnerable patient in cold blood.
Down-on-his-luck true crime author, Theo Hazel, is convinced that there’s more to what happened than Rose is telling, and so decides to visit her behind bars to write her story. His first surprise comes when Rose reveals that the victim was not a stranger to her.
As time goes on, it seems that Rose is letting Theo see behind her perfect mask. With each new visit, he learns terrible new things about her heart-breaking past. With each new visit, he becomes more and more convinced that she can’t be a killer. But is he trying to free an innocent woman, or falling prey to a calculating murderer?
A gripping and unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. Perfect for fans of The Silent Patient, Shari Lapena and JP Delaney.
Did she or didn’t she? That is the million dollar question you will be asking yourself while reading this completely unputdownable psychological thriller from J.A Corrigan.
Wow what a read! I actually don’t know where to start with this review. This book just took me over and had me in a state of disbelief. How can someone you put your absolute trust in, do the most unthinkable? Of course there is a reason for everything and I was glued to the pages to find out the why and if Rose really was a part of this.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. Rose is such a complex character with a harrowing past and I was torn and conflicted about my feelings towards her as the story progressed. Theo was a standout for me and I thought he made the book as great as it is.
My first book from J.A. Corrigan and it will most definitely not be my last. She knows how to keep the reader engaged and wanting to keep flicking those pages, which resulted in another stay up all night read! The idea for this story I found to be fresh, its execution first class and its characterisation second to none.
The Nurse is dark, compelling, compulsive, twisty and will have you addicted from beginning to end as you race to see how it all will unfold. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed and you won’t be either. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers then you really need to add The Nurse as a must read for 2021.
Thank you to J.A. Corrigan, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Nurse, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know J.A. Corrigan
Julie-Ann Corrigan was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She studied in London, completing a BA (Hons) Humanities degree, majoring in Modern History and English Literature.
Travelling in Europe for several years, she taught in both Greece and Spain – countries and cultures she found fascinating. On return to the UK she gained a BSc (Physiotherapy), becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist.
She lives in Berkshire with her family.