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The Patient by Jane Shemilt

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

She is his doctor. He will be her downfall.
When Rachel meets Luc, the attraction is instant.
But she is a doctor, and he is her patient.
She gives him the drugs he needs – but in doing so, risks everything.
And when a secret is exposed, they’re both in the firing line.
Not all patients are telling the truth.


My Thoughts

I always wondered how psychologists and psychiatrists can draw the line between getting involved or too involved with the patients. How can you care for someone but being totally objective without passing the line of being someone you care for?
This is the story of doctor Rachel Goodchild and her patient Luc LeFevre; how their story becomes more difficult and complicated when they have an affair. Both are married; they are doctors and their official relationship is as doctor and patient… Can it be more difficult and complicated? Oh yes! Wait and see…
This is a slow burning story; with different characters and different plots to follow. Because, the plot is not only about an affair between two people but how it affects their family and jobs. I can’gt say I am in favor of having extra-marital relationships, but I’ll say that I didn’t much like Rachel’s husband. I would like to think that if I ever arrive at home scared that someone is following me, my husband will be worried and not think that I am stressed or imagining things…
Because what makes the reader’s heart beat is how, as the situation between Rachel and Luc gets more complicated, the fear that someone is following her becomes more real, up the point that she can almost feel someone touching her. Is it real or imaginary? Who would want to hurt Rachel?
This is a story that will keep you awake all night, wanting to know how it ends!
Are you ready to meet “The Patient”?


About The Author

Jane Shemilt is an internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of psychological suspense novels.
As a medical student studying psychiatry, Jane would hang around in the ward for hours listening to patients and their stories. Later, as a GP, she was struck by the number of her patients who faced mental illness and felt stigmatised by their experience. These conversations form the backdrop for The Patient. The character of Rachel was born from Jane’s frustration with the limits placed on older women. She envisioned a character who decides to sidestep her responsibilities and prioritise her own desires. Given the opportunity, how many of us would dare to seize it?
Jane’s first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.