The Nurse’s Secret by Liz Lawler #BookReview #BooksOnTour #TheNursesSecret #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @AuthorLizLawler @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Nurse’s Secret by Liz Lawler, published by Bookouture.


Loving wife. Caring nurse. Liar.

You trust her with your life… She has a deadly secret.

In hospital, lives begin and end every day.

The doctors and nurses work round the clock to keep their patients breathing, yet death is part of their routine.

When the police arrive in the brightly lit corridors, asking for pretty, young, Nurse Shaw, staff and patients start talking.

The say Sarah Shaw’s husband has been murdered. They’d only been married for a few short months.

The police want to know where Sarah was that night. And why the medicine went missing from the hospital a few days before.

As William Shaw’s complicated past unravels it’s clear that Sarah has secrets of her own. But as she delivers pills in paper cups with a stiff smile and shaking hands, her patients want to know, is she a killer, or is her life in danger too?

An addictive psychological thriller that will have you glued to the pages until the final shocking twist. Perfect for fans of K.L. Slater, Shari Lapena and Clare Mackintosh.

“She’s meant to keep you safe…But she’s the one in danger…”

With an intriguing plot where secrets and lies dominate, The Nurse’s Secret is a gripping and complex psychological thriller.

The pages just turned themselves with this one and the more it progressed the more I needed the answers. There is also a sense of foreboding throughout and the tension simmers away in the background until it reaches boiling point when all is revealed.

The characters are diverse where each has something to hide and I didn’t know who I could trust.

While this does move at a gentle pace to start as the foundation is laid, when it does kick in, the page flicks on the Kindle certainly increased. All round I found this to be a very enjoyable and entertaining read.

Thank you to Liz Lawler, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Nurse’s Secret, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble and Bookbub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Follow the tour along the way for these bloggers thoughts about this book. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this books on tour and for the promotional materials.


Liz Lawler grew up sharing pants, socks, occasionally a toothbrush, sleeping four to a bed. Born in Chatham and partly raised in Dublin, she is one of fourteen children. She spent over twenty years as a nurse and has since fitted in working as a flight attendant, a general manager of a five star hotel, and is now working with trains. She became an author in 2017 when her debut novel Don’t Wake Up was published by Twenty7.



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