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The Doctor’s Widow by Daniel Hurst

The Doctor's Widow

Posted on August 25, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

The ending of The Doctor’s Wife left me wondering if a sequel was on the horizon. Well, Hurst did not disappoint. In the Doctor’s Widow, Hurst delivered a spell binding tale filled with suspense and drama.


The Doctor’s Widow by Daniel HurstTitle: The Doctor's Widow
Author(s): Daniel Hurst
Series: The Doctor's Wife #2
Also in this series: The Doctor’s Wife, The Doctor's Mistress
Published by Bookouture on August 23, 2023
Pages: 236
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
Source: Publisher
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

She trusted him. Now she’s paying the price…
I loved my husband, Doctor Drew Devlin , but he betrayed me. And now he’s dead.
As I put the key in the lock and open the door to the luxurious new home I’ve purchased with Drew’s life insurance money, I’m certain the worst days are behind me. My secret is safe, and I can’t wait to enjoy my new wealth and freedom.
Then I meet handsome Roger . I wasn’t looking for a relationship but as we spend our evenings drinking wine on my sunny terrace, I realise he’s just what I need right now. Roger is nothing like Drew, he’s spontaneous and romantic. And most of all, he’s honest.
He thinks I’m a rich, lonely woman . He’s wrong of course, there’s so much more to me…
But then one night, when we’re curled up in bed together, Roger says something that makes my blood run cold. I think he knows the truth about my life as the doctor’s wife.
I will do anything to stop my past from catching up with me… But is Roger really who he says he is? Or is my life now in danger?
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller packed with jaw-dropping twists from the number one bestselling author of The Doctor’s Wife . If you love Behind Closed Doors , Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you’ll be hooked on The Doctor’s Widow .

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Fern is living her best life now that she believes she got the ultimate revenge against her husband and his mistress. However, as we all know, nothing lasts forever, a fact Fern will learn. All her plans came crashing down around her when she unwittingly revealed the details of her revenge plot to someone whom she thought she could trust.

Now, if you have yet to read The Doctor’s Wife, you need to do so before picking up The Doctor’s Widow. Readers who read book one are aware of Fern’s diabolical nature. Well, it’s once again on display in the sequel, and this time it is more extreme.  This time around, she is fighting to protect her secret and avoid a prison sentence. She will do anything to ensure this, so prepare for a twisted and edge of your seat tale.

Once again I will be vague as it’s not possible to go into details without giving away spoilers. I will say this though, this one exciting read. From the prologue to the epilogue. Be prepared for a one sitting read. And after reading that epilogue, I eagerly await the next book in the series.

The Doctor’s Widow will appeal to fans of psychological thrillers. 

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 The Doctor's Widow

About Daniel Hurst

Daniel Hurst was born in the northwest of England, a part of the world famous for its comedians, pasties and terrible weather. He has been employed in several glamorous roles in his lifetime, including bartending, shelf stacking and procurement administration, all while based in some of the most exotic places on the planet, like Bolton, Preston and South London. Since following his lifelong passion for writing in 2020, he has amassed a loyal and devoted set of readers, and regularly has several books in the top 100 of the Psychological Thriller Charts on Amazon. His title The Passenger became the #1 selling psychological thriller in the UK in October 2021.

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