A B Morgan has written one of the best opening scenes to a book I have ever read. It drew me in and kept my curious mind needing to read on.
Mark was such a conundrum to work out, but a genuinely likeable character.
An extremely interesting insight in to the possibilities of power being in the wrong hands.
Having worked a short stint in one of my previous careers in a Hospital I found the descriptive nature of writing transporting me back there.
I found Emma and Monica's working relationship and friendship brought so much personality and credibility to the story.
With such a powerful storyline and being filled with dread for Mark, A.B.Morgan peppered it with humour making this a fantastic read, especially if like me you love "people watching" and trying to work out the human mind.
An extremely well crafted debut novel, with a storyline that I found original and powerful. With atinge of what if and sadness, I thoroughly enjoyed this read for various reasons and impressed with the style of A B Morgan's debut novel.
Married to an overgrown child with a beard and too many motorbikes, Alison Morgan lives in a corner of a field in North Bedfordshire and is making the most of a mid-life crisis. The Morgans are determined not to grow old gracefully or to be seen wearing beige and can be found exploring life through a love of live music, anything with an engine, the sea, mountains, rugby, proper pubs and fascinating people.
Alison has worked for the NHS for nearly thirty years, twenty of those within mental health services, at the front line, where she eventually became the manager of a countywide community service for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Much to her frustration, her heart decided to develop an electrical fault, which forced her to sit down for more than five minutes, and her career temporarily juddered to a halt. Not one for thumb twiddling, she took up position in front of a computer with a plan to write a set of clinical guidelines for assessment of psychosis, but instead a story, which had been lurking in her mind for several years, came tumbling out.
With her health steadily improving thanks to the staff at Papworth Hospital, Alison hopes to return to nursing part-time, but is determined to keep writing fiction. Her debut novel A Justifiable Madness 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, also published by Bloodhound books is due for release in January 2018.