Blog Tour ~ Review~ Divine Poison by AB Morgan.

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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?
Review
I would like to thank Bloodhound books, the author and blog tour organiser Sarah Hardy for the ARC of Divine Poison in return for an honest review.
If you’re looking for an easy to read but thoroughly engaging thriller, then Divine Poison is a book you should consider buying. Focused around a Monica a community mental health nurse who finds herself caught up in the unexplained deaths of some of her patients.
One of the things I really liked, was how the writer captured the sometimes perverse sense of humour shared by many working in healthcare and the emergency services, to deal with troubling situations and emotions. It’s a unique coping mechanism and AB Morgan weaves it into her story, giving the character of Monica a genuine edge to her.
As a character she works wonderfully, is funny, caring and flawed. She suffers from the stress of her job and the drama she comes across, but resilient as she is, carries on determined to see the mystery is solved. Perfect lead character material in fact. You want the characters to survive, especially Monica who I quickly came to care about.
The story itself is full of twists and turns. Monica is left wondering who she can trust and so are you as a reader. The way BK Duncan incorporates the sinister agenda of some of characters into the story, without revealing too much, means that right to the end, your left wondering who did what to whom and why! Motivation for murder and the length some will go to protect their agenda, is perfectly balanced with Monica’s overwhelming need to find answers to the mysterious deaths of her patients.
From page one to the last, Divine Poison is an enjoyable read.
Divine Poison can be purchased from Amazon.
Author Bio.
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Alison Morgan started writing a couple of years ago to address that niggling question: could she write a book? The answer was a simple yes. She’s had to retire from the NHS a little earlier than planned, but has discovered a new passion. Writing. Her debut novel, A Justifiable Madness, was published by Bloodhound Books in September 2017 attracting great reviews for its refreshing premise and dark humour. With two further novels being published at the beginning of 2018, it seems Alison has a promising future as an author. Divine Poison is the second novel to feature Monica Morris, a mental health nurse, as the main protagonist in this crime mystery, but there are no plans for a series. Alison’s third suspense novel, The Camera Lies, steps away from the field of nursing and into the world of real crime documentary films.

Alison lives with her husband Andy and their dog Sadie, in a small village north of Bedford. She’s not the type to let life get in the way of adventure and so, always up for the next challenge, she decided to have a proper midlife crisis and learn to ride a motorbike. In August she passed, first time. Her husband was impressed until she swung her leg over his prized Triumph and roared off with a big grin on her face. ‘Research for the next book,’ she cried. The fourth book is under construction and does indeed feature motorbikes.

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