Review: The Book Doctor by Britney King

Thanks to the author for providing me with a free digital arc of the book.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

George is bitter. As he should be. Once a household name, George is dying to make a comeback, and death may be the only option left to get the public’s attention. Ask anyone, his life is unraveling at the seams. Meanwhile, his new apprentice is everything he is not.

The enigmatic man his publisher sends to help is young and ambitious, with looks that could kill, and possibly do.

When George discovers that his apprentice’s talent extends beyond fixing broken plots, that his winning formula may, in fact, be a result of making the crimes in his novels come to life, George has to ask himself how much he is willing to overlook to achieve mainstream success.

Perfectly paced, The Book Doctor is an electrifying psychological thriller about a life’s work, obsession, and the dangerous places ambition can take you. Full of enough tension and twists to make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat, it keeps you guessing until the very last page.


Britney King never ceases to amaze me with the twisted storylines she comes up with. The Book Doctor is yet another example of a story that’s just crazy enough to keep you constantly on your toes without crossing over into the unbelievable category. But be forewarned: it’s not for the feint of heart.

When I dive into a thriller, I prefer to know as little about the book as possible beyond the synopsis. So that’s what kind of review this will be. Every chapter gives you a little more of the story (obviously), but also keeps twisting it like crazy. I binged this book in a single afternoon sitting because I couldn’t get enough. Also, the booknerd in me loved the fact that the main character is a writer.

I think it should be mentioned that there are some potentially triggering topics included in this story: mental health, domestic violence, graphic violence and murder. If you’re not easily triggered by any of those topics, I highly recommend The Book Doctor. And then let me know what you think.

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Tour hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

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