“Divine Poison” by AB Morgan is available in paperback and also eBook format. Published by Bloodhound Books UK.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (21 Dec. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 191217586X
- ISBN-13: 978-1912175864
- Purchase from Amazon UK
Are you looking for a stunning new crime mystery full of suspense? Then you’ll love AB Morgan’s unmissable Divine Poison.
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?
When Monica return from holiday and checks on one of her patients Jan Collins, the last thing she expects is to discover Jan’s body. Jan had previous mental health problems, but Monica did not expect Jan to commit suicide. Things don’t feel right and Monica starts to look into events, it soon becomes obvious that she is not sure who she can trust.
The story in this book is quite relevant to things that have been in the news and AB Morgan has used this to create a story that has more of an old sleuthing style feel to it. In someways this is how Monica and her band of friends seem to tackle their enquiries. This is a very different read to her previous book “A Justifiable Madness”, this is slower paced and then builds up as it progresses.
The author has injected little bits of humour into this story by way of characters dialogue and I found this quite amusing. It is a mix of a professional working woman who is not happy with the way the health system can fail those who have mental health problems, also a woman who uses her family to help work out a professional problem.
This is an interesting read that I devoured in two sittings. I think it would appeal to readers who like a crime, mystery with a female lead character. It has elements of mental health practices and also some of the down sides to community health care. Again AB Morgan has used her own career experiences to add her own unique style to this story.
My thanks to Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound books for my eARC of this book. My views are my own and are unbiased.
About the Author:
Alison Morgan lives in North Bedfordshire, with her husband and slightly potty dog, their adult children have long since run away in embarrassment, determined to live normal lives (whatever normal is …)
Nurse turned writer, Alison has 30 years of experience in the NHS, mostly spent at the sharp end of mental health nursing where she specialised in psychosis, and pushed herself to achieve a Masters Degree in Advanced Practice. With burnout fast approaching, an unexpected illness challenge forced her to sit down for longer than five minutes. She set about writing a clinical guideline for nurses but became distracted by a story in her head which would not be denied.
Could she write a book? She had no idea. She could write academic assignments and a dissertation, so why not?
Her debut novel A Justifiable Madness, published by Bloodhound Books, is inspired by her life and career as a psychiatric nurse, and her fascination with the extremes of human behaviour. Her second novel Divine Poison is due for publication in January 2018, and her third novel, The Camera Lies also published by Bloodhound Books, will be available on Amazon in February 2018.
She may not be able to climb real mountains anymore but she isn’t afraid to stick two fingers up to convention. Growing older and not being as fit as she used to be is no excuse for being dull. Alison is now the proud owner of a full motorcycle licence! Broooooom. Bikes and books. Why not?
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